Canary Finch Farming

  • Breed Name: Domestic Canary
  • Scientific name: Serinus canaria domestica
  • Other Name: Canary
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Class: Aves
  • Lifespan:
    • Red factor canary: 10 years
    • Harz Roller: 10 years
  • Average Cost: $25-$150
  • Sub-Breeds:
    • Atlantic Canary
    • Australian Plainhead
    • Black Throated Canary
    • Brimstone Canary
    • Cape Canary
    • Harz Canary
    • Red Factor Canary
    • Spanish Timbrado
    • Yellow Canary
    • Yellow Fronted Canary
  • Coloration in Canaries. Though generally canaries are found in yellow colours but they also exist in following colorations:
    • Agate (also referred to as dilute green)
    • Brown (cinnamon)
    • Dominant white
    • Green (bronze or blue)
    • Isabel factor
    • Ivory
    • Lino (canarieswith red eyes)
    • Lizard canaries, which have feather markings similar to the scales of a reptile
    • Pastel
    • Recessive white
    • Red factor
  • Colour Factors. Black melanin, brown melanin, lipochrome yellow, lipochrome red, and white are basic five factors which provide basis for the varieties of colorations in canaries
  • Its is a small songbird domesticated form of the wild canary.
  • It originated from the Macaronesian Islands (the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands).
  • Canaries were first bred in captivity in the 17th century.
  • They were brought over by Spanish sailors to Europe
  • Canaries do enjoy company of humans, but do not like to be held or handled by them

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