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Lizard canary basics, part 13: in fine form

My guest contributor this week is Ernest Gracia, an OMJ judge living in Gibraltar, and presently a co-opted member of the IOA committee, as its representative in Gibraltar.  Ernest is not a Lizard canary breeder, but he takes a special interest in the breed and is regularly invited to judge at the two Spanish Lizard […]... Read More
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Bird’s eye view: the Scales of the Lizard (Part 2)

Section E of the OMJ’s show classification is devoted to ‘posture’ canaries, better known in Britain as ‘type’ canaries.  A common feature of the breeds in Section E is that they tend to have regional names: Yorkshire, Norwich, Irish Fancy, Rheinlander, North Dutch Frill, Raza Espagnol, and the Arlequim Português (Portuguese Harlequin canary).  The list […]... Read More
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Lizard canary basics, part 11: the spangled crown

In History part 14 I discussed the slow, but inevitable, recognition of broken capped and non capped Lizard canaries. Caps are defined by the extent of clear feathers, but in this edition of Lizard canary basics I want to focus on the dark feathers, the ones that were once deemed to detract from perfection.... Read More