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About Canaries - History and Breed

 

Canary is a bird known for long and harmonious singing and bright yellow plumage. It is unpretentious, adapted to live alone, and relatively easy to multiply in captivity. It's important decision to adopt a male or a female, because males sing more beautiful!

Male canary sing beautiful!

An adult male canary is easily recognized both by size and by specific singing, powerful and melodious, female singing less and not so melodious. When choosing a canary, you should notice better and longer all the birds on sale if you want a singer in the whole power of the word. When singing, male zburleste their fluff from the head, and he is infoaie swollen goiter, and sounds very strong, clear and well defined, are issued with beak almost closed.

Canary's origin

As our name suggests this bird, the canary is native Canaries and the Azores archipelago. Wild canaries were first brought to Europe in the fourteenth century - namely, in July 1402 in the port of Cádiz in France by the explorer from the court of King Charles Norman VI, Jean de Bethencourt, who offered the gift of such a bird of Henry II of Castile.

Over nearly 100 years, in 1493, the Spanish began a flourishing trade in these birds by the company, owning and monopoly export ban because females of this species. Monopoly was destroyed in the late fourteenth century with the shipwreck, near the island of Elba, a transport ship brought from the Canary Islands and such trade in these birds has spread throughout Europe.

Canary yellow, as is familiar to us today is the result of a rigorous genetic selection, which completed the race was not until the seventeenth century, in 1670.

Breeders were not summary to create different varieties of color and plumage, but have watched and "shaping" their song, based on the observation that specimens born in captivity have the ability to learn and play in a fairly faithful song of other birds.

Breeds of canaries

It might sound incredible, now 30 recognized breeds of canaries with over 300 varieties: canaries strips, motati canaries, canaries Cocos (who bring a lot of certain species of parrot). Canary breeds are divided into three main groups:

canaries sing - 3 races;

canaries of color - a race with 282 varieties (particularly through the 282 different colors);

canaries of posture: 25 races.