ACS Point Standard

The A.C.S. Point Standard has been formulated strictly as an aid for reference to both the judge and the exhibitor in choosing the best birds. At show time, all birds will be judged by the comparison method, using the point standard as a guide.


Conformation: 65 points

  • Length: 20 pointsOverall length of bird (ideally 14" not including the crest)

  • Crest: 10 pointsLength and density of equal importance (ideally 3")

  • Body Substance: 15 points Depth & breadth

  • Proportions: 15 points Relationship of head size to body, to tail, to wings. (ideally 7,7,7)

  • Head: 5 points Large and well rounded, eyes large, bright and alert. Brow well pronounced. Beak clean, normal length and tucked in. Cheek patches uniformly rounded and brightly colored. Bib deep


Condition: 15 points 

Bird in obvious good health, tight feathered, all feathers grown and in place, clean and unfrayed.


Deportment: 15 points

Steadiness and posture, basically the result of thorough show training, including no drooping shoulders or crossed wing tips.


Color and Markings: 5 points


See the A.C.S. Show Standard for details under each type's classification.