Origin and history
The creator of the breed is Mr. Karl Franke, who stated that in order to achieve the desired canary he used several crosses between the Paris curl, the Northern curl, the Gloster and the Saxon canary. From 1980 to 1989, Franke managed to obtain a new curled canary which was given the name of Mehringer, the name of the city where it was created, Mehring. Over the course of a few years, this new breed was perfected and in 1994 it officially obtained recognition from the German National Federation. Its diffusion in Germany has been satisfactory. Today it is possible to admire excellent Mehringer specimens, even in our country.
It is a medium-sized curl that in the initial idea of the creator wants to be a miniature of the best-known Curl in Paris.
Mehringer (photo www.int-kanarien-club-berlin.de)
13 centimeters. 20 points
Voluminous, with curled feathers that starting from a dorsal line, symmetrically fall on both sides of the shoulders. Bouquet implanted on the lower part of the coat, between the wings, with very short feathers oriented on both sides. 15 points
Voluminous, in which the feathers that arise on both sides of the chest, go to the center of the chest forming a small shell. 15 points
The curled feathers form two wings on both sides, oriented very high. 15 points
Head and neck:
Proportioned the body, covered with curled feathers in the form of a helmet that, born on both sides, go towards the other.
The neck is surrounded by small feathers that form a collar, the cheeks covered with curled and short feathers called sideburns. 10 points
Good quality, curled, fluffy and thinly textured. 5 points
Rooster tail and feathers:
Proportionally fluffy feathers falling on both sides of the tail. Narrow tail, long in proportion to the body. 5 points
Court with feathered thigh. 5 points
Semi erect (at 60 °). The head, back and tail must form a straight line. 5 points