- conformation – 40 pts
- condition – 25 pts
- deportment – 20 pts
- color – 10 pts
- presentation – 5 pts
This will be the standard pointing system then we will explain each category.
Conformation – 40 pts
Conformation is the most important factor in judging lineolateds. This includes proportion, size and substance. The bird should be the correct size for the species. In size the lineolated should be 6- 6 3/4 inches from beak to tail. The lineolated should weigh approximately 45-65 grams. These birds will not be weighed on the show bench, this gives the judge a general idea of what size the bird should be. The bird should appear heart shaped, from the shoulders down when being viewed from above. Size should not be a determining factor, unless the bird is extremely undersized, or visibly overweight. There should be no crease in the chest. The forehead should be broad, a brow is permitted. The bird should have clear bright eyes. The nares should be free of any debris. On the side view the bird should have no humps or divots in the back. It should be a clean straight line from head to tail. The wings should meet 3/4 of the way down the tail. crossing of wings is not permitted. The tail should be held at the proper angle in continuance with the back line. All nails and toes should be present. Nails and beak can vary in mutations from horn color to almost black.
Condition – 25 pts
A lineolated in good condition should appear to glow from within. All feathers must be present and in proper length. This includes head feathers, primary and secondary wing feathers, and all twelve tail feathers. There should be no visible pin feathers, stress bars or no frayed or broken feathers. Wings should not be clipped. A lineolated in great condition may have outer breast feather that extend beyond the wing coverts, we call this vesting. This is a good trait to see in a show bird. There must be a tuft at the vent. There should be no feces or soiling anywhere on the bird. Pin feathers can mean a deduction in points but also show the feather is present. The beak should not be crossed, natural layering is accepted. Toenails should be properly groomed (clipped) for neat appearance.
Deportment – 20 pts
Deportment is how a bird diplays/presents itself in its show box or cage. The correct stance for a lineolated is a horizontal or slightly tilted forward position. Climbing or hanging will cause a deduction in points. The show box or cage should have 2 perches at the same height. The bird should hop and turn back and forth upon judges command. A trait indicative to lineolateds is tail fanning or flaring this is appreciated and a good way to check the tail feathers while being judged. Lineolateds tend to be very vocal when grouped together at a show, this is not a deduction.
Color – 10 pts
Color should have depth and evenness regardless of mutation. No preference should be given to bird just because is not normal (green). All mutations are accepted.
Colors and Descriptions
- Normal Green – bright, iridescent, almost neon green around cheeks, down the chest and belly. Darker green from the top of the bird.
- D Green/Dark green – Darker more muted green colors, slightly bluish hue allowed on the forehead.
- DD Green/Olive – Dark avocado green with a golden green glow from the cheeks down the chest and belly.
- DD Turquoise/Slate- Charcoal gray with slight variances in color allowed, lighter gray on underside of bird.
- D Turquoise/Cobalt – Deep dark blue with slightly gray undertones.Turquoise – A clear blue with a slight sea green tint, almost jewel colored.
Note: Lineolated means ‘lined’ denoting the black markings on all the above colors.
- Lutino – Yellow, slight variances in colors allowed but bright lemon color being preferable, red eyes.
- Creamino- Palest cream color, red eyes.Dilutes(Greywing) SF/single factor will have lighter brown to grey colored barring, overall color will be slightly paler than in ‘normal’ colored birds. DF/double factor is a pale diluted shade of the normal coloring with little to no barring present.
Note: There are dark factors which will effect the coloring also.
Other mutations are not to be dismissed. As new mutations are constantly being developed, amend ments to the standards will be made to accommodate them.
Presentation – 5 pts
The bird should be shown in a clean show box or cage. Clean food and water is a requirement. The bottom of the cage can be lined with any substrate or paper or seed. There should be no toys or identifying marks in or on the cage. The cage should be taken into consideration that the bird be easily viewed by the judge.
Tim Dietz, Laura Dietz, Conrad Meinhart
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