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: 15 points
Overall length of bird (ideally 14" not including the crest)
Crest: 10 points
Length and density of equal importance (ideally 3")
Body Substance: 10 points
Depth & breadth
Proportions: 25 points
The ideal length from head to end of body should be 7 inches, shoulder to wing tips 7 inches and length of tail seven inches. (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.