NZ Canary Breeder Forum
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Post techniques and tips and ask questions about breeding Canaries. Who should I pair to who? Line breeding? What to expect?
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Ask questions and share your knowledge regarding the showing of Canaries in this forum.
The Border Fancy Canary is the most popular bird in shows today. As a "type canary", it is bred for physical appearance rather than for song. Once nicknamed the "Wee Gem", this pretty little bird is small, compact, and hardy. It has a round body with very glossy plumage.
The Gloster Canary is a relatively new breed. Unlike older breeds, the Gloster's development in England in the mid 1920's has been well documented indicating that it is a careful blending of three breeds; the crested Roller Canary, the small Crested Canary, and the Border Canary.
The characteristic scale pattern of the Lizard, known as 'spangling, is the most important aspect of these birds for show. Spangling consists of a series of black crescent-shaped spots running in even uniform rows down their backs.
The handsome Norwich Canary is a "type canary", bred for physical appearance rather than color or song.
The Roller Canary, also called the German Roller Canary or the Hartz Mountain Roller Canary, has been highly prized for hundreds of years for its beautiful song. It is one of the older and best known of the canary breeds. Not only does it have a great song but is also quite good at mimicry.
With its proud diplomatic stance, the Yorkshire Canary has invoked such names as "The Guardsman", and the "Gentleman of the Fancy" during its long history. Though It is not quite the same bird today as it was in the the mid 1800's, then being described as "so slim it could pass through a wedding ring", it is a tall slender alert bird with a proud bearing.