This is yet another frilled breed developed in Italy and named from the city of Padova (Padua). It was first recognised by the C.O.M. in 1974.
Quite simply it can be regarded as a Parisian Frill with a crest. In the official description, all of the bodily features are almost identical to those of the Parisian and the crest is defined as being similar in form to that of the Crested Canary - not small like the Gloster. As in all crested breeds, there are the two forms – the crest and the plainhead – which should be mated together in the usual way when breeding.
SCALE OF POINTS
|HEAD, CREST AND NECK:||Crest good form, symmetrical small centre point. Crest feathers falling over beak and eyes. The edges turned up at nape of neck allowed. Neck smooth, provided around base With a complete collar.||15|
|PLUMAGE:||Silky and abundant.||15|
|MANTLE:||Voluptuous and symmetrical, parting in centre of back, falling evenly over shoulders covering approximately 2/3 of back.||10|
|JABOT:||Frills abundant, forming a voluptuous jabot.||10|
|FINS (FLANKS):||Voluptuous, symmetrical around wings.||10|
|POSITION:||Upright 65', proud, majestic.||10|
|WINGS:||Long, and close fitting.||5|
|TAIL:||Long and wide, with cock feathers.||5|
|LEGS:||Strong, thighs well feathered.||5|
|GENERAL CONDITION:||Accustomed to the cage, clean, healthy condition.||5|
|LENGTH:||7 - 7-1/2 inch 18-19 cm.||10|