BCGC 2015-grn HS-FSS CGC 2015-033h-FSS CGC 2015-033h H&S-FSS NCSH 2015-034d HS-FSS BCGH 2015-026c HS-FSS BCSH 2013-012g OYear HS-FSS BCSH 2013-012g OYear-FSS NCSH 2015-034d-FSS2 CCGC 2015-033g HS2-FSS CCGC 2015-033g HS2-FSS BCGC 2015-grn HS2-FSS CGC 2015-033h HS2-FSS BCGH 2015-026c HS2-FSS NCSH 2015-034d HS2-FSS BCSH 2013-012g OY HS2-FSS Clear cap Lizard canary from Blakston-FI BCGC 2015 grn-FSS BCGH 2015-026c-FSS CCGC 2015-033g-FSS

Lizard canary basics, part 12: head and shoulders

“The spangling is clear and distinct, each individual spangle being clear of another.  It extends from the back of the cap in perfectly straight lines to the wing coverts, each succeeding spangle progressively larger than the one nearer the neck.” Extract from the LCA Description of the Ideal Lizard Canary... Read More
CCGC 2012-037a-fss CCGC 2012-037b OY-fss CCSC 2014-048a OY-fss CCSC 2014-048j-fss CCGH 2014-005b OY-fss CCGH 2014-005c-fss NCGC 2011-034 OY-fss NCSC 2014-039a OY-fss NCSC 2014-039a-fss BCSH 2013-012a-fss BCSH 2013-012f OY-fss Over-year FI

Lizard canary basics, part 8: over-year birds

Pity the poor Lizard canary, a victim of the fleeting beauty of youth.  From October to July the Lizard is a real dandy, exquisitely patterned, beautifully presented, and then . . . the glory fades and the precision is lost . . . it becomes an over-year! ... Read More
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Lizard canary basics, Part 3: plumage

How many feathers does a canary have?  From the research undertaken by Hutt and Ball in 1938, the answer is probably between 1,500 and 2,000.   The colour and quality of the feathers are important features of any show canary, but only in the Lizard does every one of those feathers have to be of the right […]... Read More