Origin and history
On February 6, 2011 the Executive Council of the F.O.I. Onlus (Federation of Italian Farmers), upon request presented by the CFPA National Technical Commission, approved the official recognition of the new Rogetto Breed starting from the 2011 exhibition season. This new curled canary breed was born by the will of the Tuscan breeder Michele Del Prete, who is managed to select a small curl by exploiting a strong reductive thrust of the Italian Giant Curled breed. The resulting product is a small curl that looks very similar to an A.G.I. in miniature, which however has certain characteristics that make it unique. One of the typical aspects of the breed is the particular "hooded head" that all breeders with their selection try to perfect in order to achieve excellence and to be able to obtain excellent results in the ornithological exhibitions. Rogetto is the fifth Italian breed belonging to the group of curled canaries to be officially recognized after Gibber Italicus, lA.G.I., Padovano and Fiorino.
Length 15 cm or less. points 20. Length cm. 15 or less, maximum expression of the smallest plumage.
The length must never exceed 15 cm. otherwise it may result in severe penalties in the trial for lengths greater than that indicated.
Erected. Head, trunk and tail in line. points 5. Erect, with trunk and tail in line.
Silky. Silky, abundant, voluminous. A person who does not have these characteristics will already be penalized in the other voices that implicitly take into account also the quality of the plumage.
Wide, symmetrical or pink straps. Double bouquet. 10 points. All the feathers that arise from the dorsal pterilium contribute to the formation of the coat - shoulder straps which must be symmetrical, voluminous and extended to the whole back. The pink straps are to be considered a valuable motif, that is, with feathers that from a central point of the back fall to pink, that is, laterally towards the sides, towards the head and in the direction of the tail.
Thick and wide, well curved upwards, symmetrical. Very voluminous, curved upwards. Indication of the actual quality of the plumage, since only with the good structure of the feathers can non-falling sides be obtained.
Full, symmetrical, extended to the abdomen. Full, symmetrical, well developed, extended from the chest to the abdomen without presenting any interruptions; the feathers in the chest area are more sustained and tend upwards.
Head and Neck
Voluminous head with complete cap or clearly referable to it. Abundant favorites and obvious collar. Full or partial cap head, rounded and very voluminous. The collar must adhere to the head and wrap it as far as possible. In the back the collar must give continuity from the back preferably pink with those of the hooded head.
Intact, not falling, not crossing. Regular, complete with intact feathers, always adhering to the body, never falling or crossed.
In physiological position; intact. Legs well harmonized with the body are suitable for a small bird. If they are too long, they give the subject a non-graceful appearance.
Corta. Numerous and symmetrical cock feathers. To be in harmony with the small build, the tail must be as short as possible. The tip should be neither too wide nor forked.
Points 5. Perfect health conditions and perfect cleanliness of the plumage even if the rule states that a canary not in good health should certainly be excluded from the judgment.