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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]

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Whether you keep a canary as a pet or are starting into the hobby of breeding, it is always good to have "connections".  If you are like me, living in the middle of nowhere, your main sources are books, the internet, and friends you meet along the way.

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Recommended Reading

There are books that you must have in your library if you love canaries.  Those listed here are ones that I feel are particularly good and worth spending money for.

Encyclopedia of Canaries by G. T. Dodwell is a book published in 1976.  Many of the photos are in black and white, but the information packed into the pages make this a great reference to have in your canary library.  His section on General Management includes chapters on housing, equipment, breeding, molting, exhibiting, and diseases.  A lengthy section on Varieties includes chapters on color and markings, with chapters dedicated to individual breeds.

The Complete Book of Canaries by G. T. Dodwell is a large book organized like an encyclopedia.  It is well written and beautifully illustrated with large, high quality photos of all types of canaries, as well as early prints and drawings.

A Collection of Canary Tales by Linda S. Hogan is a comprehensive book that deals with everything, including breeding, genetics, exhibiting, song, nutrition, and a section on questions and answers under each topic.  It is easy to read and packed with information and useful illustrations.  Linda is an avid breeder and exhibitioner of different kinds of canaries, including song, type, and color canaries.  She has achieved a master breeder status in both color-bred and roller canaries and has won numerous awards.  She is also a judge of type and color-bred canaries.  The book can be ordered off her website at www.canarytales.com

Brats in Feathers by R. C. "Robirda" McDonald is based on the website at www.robirda.com and contains a variety of topics and wonderful photos.  Chapter 15, Laying Eggs and Raising Chicks, contains clear color photos of highlights in a month in the life of a pair of breeding canaries, from the hen laying eggs, to their hatching, to the parents feeding the chicks, through the day of the chicks fledging out of the nest.  In addition to her book, Robirda's website offers a huge and growing collection of articles and resources.  Visit her archives of articles from her ezine, Flock Talk.

The Practical Canary Handbook by Marie Miley-Russell is a book on breeding and keeping canaries.  Marie has compiled a great resource to those just starting out in breeding canaries, especially American Singers.  As I was reading her book, I felt as if I were in a room with several knowledgeable canary keepers, each of them sharing their wisdom and suggestions.  For many of the topics covered, Marie offers more than one option and numerous tips.  You can find her book offered on her website at www.americansingercanary.com

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Suppliers

 

When searching for suppliers, I looked for those who had good products to offer with reasonable prices.  I have no connections to any of those listed here, just good experience with them or their products that causes me to recommend their company.

ABBA Products Corp.  at www.abbaseed.com has most things you need for your birdroom, including seeds, cages and accessories, and breeding supplies.  They take orders by mail only, but shipping is very quick.  All items are well packaged and of great quality.

Herman Bros. Pet Products at www.hermanbros-seed.com has every seed you will ever need for your birds.  Shipping may seem a bit high, but seed is heavy. 

Birds 2 Grow at www.birds2grow.com has a catalog of a variety of products, including items and medications you should keep in your birdroom medicine cabinet.

 

 

 

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Canary Links  

www2.upatsix.com/asc/ is the official American Singer's Club site.  You will find information there about American Singers, show schedules, past show winners, breeders lists, local club chapters, and much more.  It's a great place to start, especially if you want to find a breeder near you to purchase a bird from.  If you are interested in raising American Singers, it will be an essential site, as you can get membership forms and information about joining the club.

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Quick Pick

Here is a Quick Pick Guide to some useful tables, instructions and forms available on this site.

Conversion Table
Pedigree Form
Breeding Cage Card
Singer Evaluation
Bird Swing Plans
Color Pairing Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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