Animal Stories - Color Bred Canary

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   The beautiful and lively Color Bred Canary can be found in just about every color possible!
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linda jane - 2017-10-22
i have a red factor male canary so what is the best breed of bird to share his cage with as a companion?

Jaime - 2015-06-09
Can you get one red female and one yellow male and keep them in one cage or do they have to be the same color?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-06-12
    Sure, they are the same species and can be kept together irregardless of color.
sony - 2014-08-16
i like canary

Anonymous - 2014-07-26
I love these canaries too

Clarice Brough - 2014-07-26
My favorite canaries!

Jim - 2014-01-20
I have had a red factor canary for the last 6 years and he is healthy and apparently happy as he sings daily and in the evening if the light is on. People that visit and hear him sing cannot believe his song and the loudness and duration. I am asked to go into another room if on the phone, or have difficulty watching TV and hearing while he is singing. I have owned many canaries in the past but the performance of this guy is without parallel. He would be considered a Master by a breeder if in a room full of young learning how to sing. Thanks for the information I received by reading your site and good luck in the future.

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  • mohammed - 2014-04-26
    Hello There, I read about your description on the canary that you have got. Anyway, My name is Mohammed and I am from Dubai.. I love Birds and I have collection of many parrots in my home, I would like to know if you are interested to sell your canary or if you can give me some more ideas where did you get your canary from will be really grateful and appreciated.. I am Awaiting your best reply. Call me anytime: 00971557816171 or email me anytime. Kind Regards Mohammed
ronald irvine - 2009-04-02
I think the redfactor canary is one of the most beautiful canaries. As I have kept them for over 40 years now they still catch my eye with their colour the only hing I have always disagreed on is the therory regarding the crossing of a fertile mule or hybrid to get the red colour. This as we should all be aware of, is not so. The red just like the yellow has been introduced by selective breeding. Just emagine if we bred fertile hybrids, we would never have a true species of birds or any animal in fact. No man can interfere once and breed a mule or hybrid but nature steps in and says thats enough. So the books would need to be rewrote properly again and remove that silly prank that hey put in years ago. So I hope the breeders keep up their good work as there are still so many colours we have yet to breed in the redfactors and newcoloured canaries.

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  • richelieu - 2013-06-12
    There is no way to breed selectively for red colour in the canary. Canaries have no red colour genes whatsoever. The standard green canary is the result of an optical illusion caused by the brown phaemelaanin and the black eumelanin over the yellow ground colour. Blue, which is really a slate colour, occurs when the yellow gene is switched of as the result of a mutation. The only red gene was the result of Duncker's work. Fertile hybrids do occur, but not often. Selective breeding for colour then went on from there, aided, of course by careful colour feeding.
Nora Martinez - 2012-11-01
I have 2 yellow canaries but I planing to buy 2 red canaries they can live together in one cage or I have to put them on different cage

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-02
    You should place them in separate cages.  You don't want agression between the fellas and they will cross breed.
Dean Rayment - 2011-04-10
I love my canarys to bits, I spoil them rotten but they deserve it as they're my babies I have got two pure white 1s which are hens 1 greeny bagey brown and 1 male which is yellow, hoping they're goin to have babies this year bless then love you all snowy snowdrop snowflake and slush xx;)xx

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    You probably know this but with the two females, make sure you have 2 nest boxes. Some folks didn't realize this.
ronald irvine - 2009-04-28
For a long time I have been thinking, when is someone going to breed a nice black canary. I would think in our times with all the lovely colours that we have and are breeding, black should be waiting round the corner just for someone to find. Again it is a matter of selective breeding and maybe colour feeding. Ok it will take some time but I really can see the day we will breed not only black but a true blue canary as well. At least if one of these coloured birds turn up surely nobody is going to say the same stupid thing as dunker and his friends said it was bred from a fertile mule. As we can't use this lame story any more that they used, people are or should be more intellegent nowdays. So hopfully a black or a true blue canary will surface soon.

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  • Tim - 2010-10-06
    My wife breeds canaries and with a cinnamon gloster female and lizard border male has hatched two jet black and one yellow birds.
  • Pye - 2011-09-06
    Do you have photos?
  • Andy Bui - 2012-04-25
    Hi, I want to ask, I have female red factor canary and 1 dark male yellow and 1 white/ yellow male. They live together then the female built her nest and have some eggs. Today I take some picture of eggs, their color are dark grey, that they are normal or not because I read some website said the normal eggs color light blue. How long will I see the babies