Breeds of canaries: Fife Fancy

Breeds of canaries: Fife Fancy

Origin and history

Origin: Great Britain, county of Fife - Scotland.

The "Fife" is certainly one of the most bred English canaries in Europe. It is a fairly recent breed, in fact its standard was drawn up in 1957 by W. Lumsden and was also approved in the same year. The breed was created with the intention of having a canary very similar to the "Border", but of a smaller size. The characteristic that distinguishes it is the typical "ball" shape.

Canaries Fife Fancy (photo -

Standard C.O.M.

Cut it:
The ideal size is approximately 11 cm.

Small, round and clearly designed. Eyes located in the center of the head, in line with the beak and clearly visible. Small and conical beak, neck clearly distinct from the neck.

begins at the neckline with rounded shape in all its parts, with wide, wide chest, but without angles. The roundness tapers uniformly towards the tail. back, which at the junction of the neck, with a slight curve, ends at the junction of the tail, thin and well detached neck both from the head and from the back.

Semi-erect, with an angle of 60 degrees. non-static, assumed from time to time that the subject manifests it in its liveliness.

Compact, fine and shiny, it must not form any type of puff or curl in any part of the body, nor give a contour that is not perfectly clean.

Silky and bright, both uniformly and dappled, but with shades of color that must not form patches neither accentuated nor diluted, the intensity or frosting must be uniform throughout the body.

Short wings, must end at the beginning of the tail, adhering to the body in all their parts, without compressing the plumage, following the uniform roundness of the body. They must never cross or hang.

Healthy, lively and clean subject in all its parts.

Thick at the root, closed and narrow and not dovetailed.

Of medium length which allow a glimpse of a small part of the thigh, well joined together and parallel must give the subject a slender shape.



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