NEW CLUB GIVES ENGLISH CINNAMONS A PLATFORM AT THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL

NEW CLUB GIVES ENGLISH CINNAMONS A PLATFORM AT THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL

Calls for a wider appreciation for one of the rarest old varieties of canary have been answered in the form of a dedicated club – which has announced a stand-alone show at this year’s National Exhibition (NE).

GREAT MYNA BREEDING IS A FIRST FOR NORFOLK FBA MEMBERS

GREAT MYNA BREEDING IS A FIRST FOR NORFOLK FBA MEMBERS

The results are in for Norfolk FBA members’ breeding season for 2019 with the highlight being success with a great myna (Acridotheres grandis) for Stephen Dew, who also received a meritorious medal.

THE LÜTOLF STUD: BIRDROOM AND FLIGHTS

THE LÜTOLF STUD: BIRDROOM AND FLIGHTS

Writing exclusively for Cage & Aviary Birds, Fred Wright begins a major series on the new birdroom and latest-bred birds of Switzerland’s master breeder DANIEL LÜTOLF

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  • Beginning with hybrids

    Beginning with hybrids

    6th April 2020

    It may be a difficult art, but the results are among the most striking to be seen anywhere in birdkeeping. PADDY DUNNE lays out the basics of hybridising two species of finch IN LAST week’s issue (page 7), I related…

  • Q&A: canaries

    Q&A: canaries

    6th April 2020

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  • What makes a good exhibition zebra finch?

    What makes a good exhibition zebra finch?

    6th April 2020

    Which are the key features in a pair of exhibition zebbies that will capture the eye of judges? DAVE BROWN lists the most important and also points out some no-nos to steer clear of  MOST pedigree livestock will be bred…

  • Muling for beginners

    Muling for beginners

    6th April 2020

    Fancy a try at the ancient art of crossing finches with canaries? PADDY DUNNE sets out the basic techniques EVEN though most canary fanciers will specialise in a single breed, it is never a bad thing to create some additional interest…

  • Close, but not too close

    Close, but not too close

    6th April 2020

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