This breed evidently originated in Belgium, apparently from the crossing of the Belgian Canary with Frills. Once a flourishing variety, it has now become rather scarce, even in its own country, and is said to have been much weakened by inbreeding.
In addition to being a frilled breed, the South Dutch Frill is also a "bird of position". It has two positions, one when at rest and the other, the typical show posture, when it draws itself up erect on stiffly braced legs with the head thrust forward, giving the bird the form of a figure seven.
SCALE OF POINTS
|POSITION:||In the form of a figure "7".||10|
|PLUMAGE:||Silky, as smooth as possible in all areas not frilled.||10|
|MANTLE:||Symmetrical, voluptuous, as high as possible.||10|
|JABOT:||Symmetrical, good and thick, in the form of a panier (basket).||10|
|FINS (Flanks):||Long, symmetrical, upwards around wings.||10|
|LEGS:||Long, straight and upright. Thighs, well feathered.||15|
|HEAD:||Head, fine, serpent like and smooth. NECK: Neck, long and smooth, pushed forward & horizontally.||10|
|TAIL:||Long and narrow.||5|
|WINGS:||Held close to body.||5|
|GENERAL CONDITION:||Accustomed to the cage, clean, healthy condition.||5|
|LENGTH:||6-3/4 inch 17cm.||10|