The American Singer canary is a Song Type
Canary developed in the United States.
By using a systematic plan
of blending the Roller canary to the Border Fancy canary (canaries with
different and distinct songs) over a period of years, a canary was produced that
has an outstanding free harmonious song, pleasing to the ear,
neither too harsh, with plenty of variety and a beautiful shape and size with tight feather that will please the
average home lover of canaries.
in many colors, from the commonly recognized yellow color that everyone
associates with canaries, to beautiful variegated birds showing
patterns of color, with no two alike.
Singers Club was founded in 1934 in Milton, Mass. by a group of eight
women breeders. The first birds were exhibited in the Boston Show
of that year. The name American Singer was adopted by vote of the
members after this first show.
This breed has been standardized and is the only
AMERICAN bred Canary known as the American Singer Border-Roller Type
Songster. Many have called their birds American Singers, but only
those birds bred by the plan of the American Singer Club are genuine.
Membership in the American Singers Club is limited
to breeders, owners of canaries bred for the home and also those
interested in American Singer Canaries. Every member must abide by
the club's Constitution and Bylaws, breed to the accepted model and
method of breeding, endeavor to improve the song, and promote the
advancement of the American Singers Club by creating good will and
friendship among members and bird breeders.
All American Singer birds must be banded with
American Singer closed leg bands numbered in series with the year of
The band is engraved with
the initials "ASC", which stands for American Singers Club. The
year the bird was hatched and the bird's individual registration number is
also engraved on the band.
Each year, a different color of band
is used by the American Singers Club, which also helps to quickly
identify a bird's year of hatching without having to catch the bird to
look at the engraving.