Arias and Photos


Aria From A Bird Cage

American Singer Canaries 

 

  According to Webster Dictionary:     a-ri-a. (ń΄rēַə), noun,  1. an elaborate melody sung by a single voice    2. a striking solo performance  [Italian, from Latin ǎera, literally means air]

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The song of an American Singer is a wonderful blend of closed mouth rolls and tours that come from its German Roller blood, and its chops and open mouthed notes that come from the Border Fancy canary.  

To hear an.... "Aria From a Bird Cage", click on any selection below....

   
This young songster's throat billows as he sings his cheerful rendition.

Photos

Click on any photo below to enlarge it and view it in detail.

The Yellow Canary

Yes, canaries do come in yellow, the color they are most associated with.

Closeup Shot

Lovely coloring is shown on the variegated bird on the right and the cinnamon hen on the left.

Two Days Old

Heads are raising, reaching for food. Notice the difference in eye color - the baby on the right has dark eyes (normal) and the one on the left has garnet eyes indicating the cinnamon factor.

Almost 3 Weeks Old

The same babies as in the first photo, now older and starting to feather out. The lovely beige color on the nearest chick is called "fawn", the result of brown melanin upon a white ground color bird.

Six Weeks Old

Growing up, these babies look like a half-size version of an adult. Here we see that beautiful fawn color on this young hen.

Another Photo of Fawn

Doesn't this make you glad that canaries are not only yellow.

Variegated Cinnamon

A lovely variegated cinnamon hen. The brown melanin is warm on the yellow ground color.

Bennett (C435-05)

Bennett is a heavily variegated male singer, named after Tony. He picked up some of his song phrases from listening to classical music.

Battery of Breeding Cages

This is a battery of 12 breeding cages. Notice the cage cards where notations about the pairing and the youngsters can be made.

Another View of Breeding Cages

This shows part of the wall of breeding cages. Each cage is 24x16x16 with a slide in divider. Storage totes on the bottom level are used for nesting supplies.

Newly Hatched

These babies are less than a day old, and have their heads up begging for food.

Newton (C458-05)

Newton is a medium variegated male singer named after Wayne, the Vegas showman. Newton starts performing as soon as the lights go on.

Cinnamon on Grounds

The brown gene displayed on both a white ground bird (fawn) and a yellow ground bird (cinnamon)

Canaries and Angels

I find it interesting that God made both birds and angels with wings. This photo makes it easy to imagine this canary as an angel.

Whimsy (C416-05)

This shows Whimsy's lovely variegation. She is a sweet hen who's call sounds like "chucka-chuck".

Charm (C422-05)

Charm is a lightly variegated hen. Variegation make each bird unique and easy to identify.

End of Flight Cage

Here you see two the four sections that make up the 16' flight cage. Each section can be separated from the others by sliding in a solid panel.

Flight Cage

Another view of the 16' flight cage, this one showing one slide-in divider. Hens occupy the far side and the males occupy the near side (during molt).

Bath Dispute

A harmless but noisy argument about who gets the bath next.

Splish Splash

Bathtime is a very messy business, but so much fun.

Treat Seed

Canaries love treat seed. One bird is waiting her turn, but not very patiently.

Who's Next?

Canaries on the ground can see the seed and will quickly figure out how to get into the container.

Fawn (E002-06)

The brown melanin on a white ground bird produces a beige color called "fawn".

Upclose of Fawn

You'll notice the slight bit of yellow showing on the flight feathers of this dominant white ground colored hen.

Dominant White

The clue to identifying the dominant white is the tint of yellow showing in the flight feathers. Recessive white birds are completely devoid of color.

Upclose of White

Here the tint of yellow in the flight feathers is easy to see.

Cinnamon Hen

This is Spice, a cinnamon hen.

Variegated Hen

Patterns of melanin produce lovely variegations, making each bird unique.

Coal Miner's Canary Cages

Canaries were carried into deep mines to detect deadly gasses in cages like these. Also shown is a miner's lunch pail and lanterns.

A Few Hens

Here is a shot of a few hens in a flight cage, depicting some of the color variations. l love that each one is easily identifiable because they look different.

 


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Bird Swing Plans
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Aria From A Bird Cage

American Singer Canaries 

 

  According to Webster Dictionary:     a-ri-a. (ń΄rēַə), noun,  1. an elaborate melody sung by a single voice    2. a striking solo performance  [Italian, from Latin ǎera, literally means air]


 

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 


Copyrightę 2005-2017 Brenda Varhola.  All Rights Reserved.  No portion of this website may be copied without the express written permission of the author.  Contact this site's webmaster.                                          

This page last updated: 01/31/2017                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

American Singers Club, Inc.

Member

 

Florida Canary Fanciers

Member

 

National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 


Copyrightę 2005-2017 Brenda Varhola.  All Rights Reserved.  No portion of this website may be copied without the express written permission of the author.  Contact this site's webmaster.                                          

This page last updated: 01/31/2017