| A self-bird, the first reduction of a green canary diluting the black and
brown melanin pigment, appearing as gray, with a characteristic mustache.
|| A self-green bird on red ground having striated black melanistic
A self -bird having brown striated melanistic pigmentation.
Another term used for a brown. Often used to describe variegated brown
birds, e.g., "a cinnamon crested, frosted, variegated cinnamon and rose
|| A bird showing no melanistic pigmentation of its body. (Check the under flu
feathers. A satinette appears clear but the under flu is dark.) The crest
can be clear, grizzle or dark.
|| A growth of feathers radiating from a central point on the head. One of two
partners in a breeding pair.
crest of dark feathers (Black, Brown/Cinnamon).
|| A very broad feather that extends the amount of frosting on the edges of the
feather. Dimorphism exhibits two distinct forms of feather pattern for the
cock and hen, may appear in clear, variegated and self varieties. (What
appears to be a clear red or rose fledging, in the Summer/Fall moult will
turn white with red markings).
A bird having moulted its flight feathers, (over 18 months old).
A self-bird having up to three light feathers in either its wings or tail.
A bird showing white frosting on the tips of it's feathers.
A term to describe melanistic markings in the crest, appearing as a salt and
||A self-bird having chocolate brown melanistic pigmentation
in a spangled formation and red eyes in a recessive (non-sex linked)
factor, therefore without albinism. (The non-pigmented is a red eye, clear
red lipochrome and is called a Rubino).
||A self-bird. A diluted brown (cinnamon) bird.
||A term used interchangeably with dimorphic. However, there
is a dramatic difference. The male markings in a new type Mosaic are
brighter and more extensive than in the old type dimorphic male markings.
In the clear Mosaic variety, both male and female show more ground color
contrasted with more distinct red markings.
||A Stafford without a crest but with a round head, which
sustains the round crest. One of two partners in a breeding pair. Not
interchangeable with the Color Bred Red ground canary.
||A bird that shows no frosting on its feather tips.
||A self-bird characterized by the inhibition of brown, having
gray/blue striated melanistic pigmentation. the dark, melanistic color
appears in the underside of the feathers, while the outer feather have a
milky gray/blue glaze.
||A paling or dilute factor called ivory in the lipochrome and
pastel in the melanin. The first reduction in black and brown melanin
pigment produces agate, the second reduction is the Pastel. In the self,
appears as a suffusion of brown melanistic pigmentation covering the
||A ruby eyed self bird appearing as a clear bird of ground
color, with only the melanistic coloring of the dark under flu
distinguishing it as a self bird, not a clear bird. (When the Satinette
also has striations, it is then called Isabel Satinette. Here, the brown
melanistic pigmentation is in a striated formation with ground color
between. The ruby eyes determine if the bird is an Isabel Satinette or a
||A bird with melanistic pigmentation on all of its feathers,
legs, feet and beak.
|3 Part Parts Dark
||A bird showing only one quarter of its body with light
||A clear bird having a mark on its body coverable by a
penny. ("one pence piece")
||A bird that has not moulted its flight feathers. Current
year bird. (In England, a bird is not color-fed until after the fledgling
moult and therefore it's primary flight feathers will appear white to pale
yellow against the red or rose ground color. This obvious contrast is a
sure sign of this being a current year's bird, in a country where closed
bands are not used for dating birds.)
||A clear bird showing any form of melanistic markings on it's
feathers, from a tick to 3 parts dark.