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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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American Singers Club, Inc.

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Florida Canary Fanciers

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National Colorbred Association

Master Breeder Award

 

 

I raise wonderful American Singer canaries, following the principles and guidelines set out by the founders of the breed. 

The goal in my birdroom is to produce canaries that have an outstanding, free harmonious song with plenty of variety and a beautiful shape that will please the average pet owner.  This is true to the intention of the original creators of the American Singer breed.

As Spring approaches, breeding pairs are carefully selected with that goal in mind, but with the added challenge of producing show quality young to exhibit at bird competitions.  An American Singer competition is mostly about the song, and the largest portion of points the judge can award the birds is based on the bird's freedom (willingness to sing) and their rendition (elements of their song). 

Because I want others to experience the joy of hearing an......

Aria From A Bird Cage, I make some of my canaries available to folks who want to enjoy a pet bird in their home.  Males are generally offered for $100-$125 and hens for $60-$75.    My foundation stock includes all colors, from yellow, white, green, blue, cinnamon, and fawn and wonderfully variegated birds. 

Feel free to contact me by email or give me a call to inquire about those currently available or to reserve your place on the waiting list.  Please be sure to put something about canaries in the title line, as I tend to get a lot of junk mail and delete many messages before opening them if they aren't canary related. 

Birds are bred early in the year, during January, February and March.  As Summer approaches, the youngsters are growing and young males are refining their singing skills by listening to older males who are tutoring them.  By early Fall, folks on the list are contacted to arrange a visit to the aviary to make their selections.  I don't sell babies before they have completed their juvenile molt, as that is a physically demanding time for them and they need to come through it without the added stress of moving to a new home.

All canaries I raise are banded with American Singer closed leg bands which are engraved with the year of hatching and the bird's unique number. The bands are registered with the National Secretary of the American Singer Club, Inc., assuring purchasers that the birds are purebred representatives of the breed.  A written pedigree is also provided with each canary.

 

BEST IN SHOW Winner - 2009 - New Orleans.  V214-08 who is a son of Martin (R034-06) who you can listen to on this site (see Arias and Photos page).  Judge Patricia Hartnett said she could "listen to this bird sing ALL DAY".

 

Jeanne Pieper, American Singer Judge (left) with BEST IN SHOW Winner, Brenda Varhola (right) - 10/16/10.  The bird is E358-10 and is a son of V214-08 (grandson of Martin R034-06).  Ms. Pieper exclaimed that he is the "one of the best American Singers she has ever heard with variety, tone, posture and accent notes".

 

Winning Lineup in New Orleans 10-30-10 - My birds are in the 1ST, 3RD, 5TH, and 7TH place.  Now isn't that 'odd'.  The Best in Show winner is E406-10, who is a grandson of Martin (R034-10).  He's a heavy variegated blue.  Judge Vanessa Johnson said he is a "showman that draws attention".

 

This handsome cinnamon bird (E415-10) won BEST IN SHOW in Temple, Texas in 2010.  The judge said he was entertaining, with a sweet, long song.  He is a son of V214-08 and a grandson of Martin (R034-06)

 

 

Cage Tags

 

These are the best solution I've found for cage tags, a plastic tile that was designed to be a bread bag closure.  They measure 1 3/8" long, and 7/8" wide, with a small, heart-shaped opening. 

Curious birds can't remove them from the cage wire, but you can easily clip and unclip them when you move a bird from one cage to another.

The most common use for cage tags is to identify the occupants of a particular cage.  Usually, the bird's band number, color, and other information is written on the tag with a fine line permanent marker.

I stock these in WHITE. 

                  

Price:  $15.00 per package of 500 tags.  Add $4.95 for mailing cost.

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This page last updated: 01/17/2017                                                                                                               

 

 

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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