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Inter-high breeding standard



 Principals


1         This European “Inter-high breeding standard" defines the ideal conceptions of the special Guppy types. The desired details of each guppy type can be defined by specific characteristics.  


2         The aim of the Standard is to set a framework that European breeders can work within for their personal breeding goals and for their comparison on an international basis.


3         The “Inter-high breeding standards" are freely available,



Any aquatic association can use and reproduce the “Inter-high breeding standard" as long as acknowledgement is given to the IKGH.


General guppy standard features


1          The most essential characteristic of these standard and evaluation rules is the regulation of  exact detail, since the exhibits of the Guppy high breed are characterised as per their type  to the smallest detail.


2          No judgment for an overall general impression is given. This would actually result in an  inaccurate judgment.


3          The objective is to achieve the standard form in each of the individual  characteristic features.


4         By a standard shape of body and fins as well as their proportions to each other, optimal proportions are established


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6         The judging in the first instance is made according to the respective written            description of the standard form; in any case of doubt, then refer to the            drawing.  


7          All complete entries shall be judged. With entries that have arrived complete, the Show Manager must decide if the entry is to be included should a fish die or become missing.


8          An entry consists of a number of fishes stated in the organiser’s advertisement, which match in all characteristics.


9          Deviations from the standards result in point deductions. Excessive deviations lead to disqualification (e.g. different body colors, different top colors, different standards). The evaluation judge group together with the show manager, decide if an entry is to be disqualified.  


10         Judges are not obliged to award points or deduct points as described in the   Standard. Judges may also give corresponding points for lengths, sizes,   angles or colors between these items.


11         The points allocation for each entry is the average to be taken for each   individual characteristic feature.


12         If one characteristic feature is different within one entry, each fish must be              judged separately, the sum of the points awarded has to be divided by the              number of fish.


13       This procedure guarantees that, if there is one especially distinct pointing for one single fish, the whole set will not be given too many points or too many deducted.  


Body


1         The body is the starting point and point of reference for the evaluation of the   other criteria.  


2           The body length is determined by estimation.   


3           All remaining lengths or sizes proportion themselves to the body length or   body height.  


4           The body length is measured from the muzzle to the point where the caudal    fin begins (peduncle). The minimum length is not to be less than :

. Broad Tails,  20mm

. Sword Tails, 19mm

. Short Tails,   18mm


5          The body shape should be robust but graceful according to the  standard


6           Body height has to be 1/4 of the body length at its highest  point.  


Evaluation of Body Length  














 












 

        






















  






Examples of point deductions with the body form:


1. Not streamlined / bulging …………....deduct up to 5 points                 

2. Caudal peduncle too broad ……...….deduct up to 2 points

3. Body too flat (if it looks emaciated) ...deduct up to 4 points

4. Round back …………………………..deduct up to 2 points

5. Strong bend …………………………..deduct up to 5 points


If the gonopodium is deformed deduct up to 3 points


Disease or abnormalities like humpback, hollow back, curvature of the vertebral column etc. lead to disqualification of the set.


                        The total number of points deducted must not exceed 8.



Point Assignment

Size

Points Awarded Broad Tails

26mm

8 points

24mm

6 points

22mm

3 points

20mm

1 point

Less than 20mm

0 points and no disqualification

Larger than 26mm

Deduct up to 3 points

Size

Points Awarded Sword Tails

25mm

8 points

23mm

6 points

21mm

3 points

19mm

1 point

Less than 19mm

0 points and no disqualification

Larger than 25mm

Deduct up to 3 points

Size

Points Awarded Short Tails

24mm

8 points

22mm

6 points

20mm

3 points

18mm

1 point

Less than 18mm

0 points and no disqualification

Larger than 24mm

Deduct up to 3 points