The Scotch Fancy Show cage is similar in appearance to that of the Border Fancy, the size however, being somewhat larger.
The most contrasting difference is in the wooden base and corner posts which, in the Scotch Fancy cage are constructed of mahogany, finely finished and coated with clear varnish. In days gone by, the craftsmen embellished their cages with various shaded wood panels of inlaid veneer, in geometrical designs but, for today's purposes, the plain vanished mahogany base is a more practical proposition.
The drinking vessel is a clear glass or plastic "top hat" drinker, supported by a wire loop as in the Border Fancy show cage.
It was decided at the Annual General Meeting of the O.V.C.A. in December 1976, that the type of floor covering to be used should be optional except that oat husks, as used in Border Fancy show cages, should NOT be used.
Length: 29 wires 1/2" (13) centres. Set out from the centre of cage.
Width: 10 wires 1/2" (13) centres.
Seed while at exhibitions is provided in a pull out seed trough at the opposite end to the door. Top of trough consists of two 1" (26) diameter holes joined together by a 3/4" (19) slit.
Perches: The two perches are 3/8" spiral or oval oval type as used in York shire show cage and are positioned on the ninth wire from each end at the height of the cross bar.
Cage Labels: Cage labels are positioned in the centre of the two perches on the base on the drinker side.
White blotting paper is recommended for the floor covering.