FOURTH CANARY SECTION ADDS TO C&AB’S MAIDSTONE EVENT

FOURTH CANARY SECTION ADDS TO C&AB’S MAIDSTONE EVENT

The canary section at this year’s Cage & Aviary Birds Christmas Sale and Show has just got bigger – we bring you the exclusive news that the British Colour Canary Club (BCCC) is confirmed to host an open show.

BEGINNING WITH HYBRIDS

BEGINNING WITH HYBRIDS

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

FFF: ‘JOIN OUR GROUP CHAT AND STAY CONNECTED’

FFF: ‘JOIN OUR GROUP CHAT AND STAY CONNECTED’

At a time when birdkeepers are told to keep their distance, the Fife Fancy Federation (FFF) is bringing its members and other fanciers closer together using online chat and video calling.

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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 (April 1, page 7),…

  • Q&A: canaries

    Q&A: canaries

    6th April 2020

    Old and rare variety specialist DONALD SKINNER-REID fields some recent enquiries about keeping and breeding canaries Q Do you give your canaries cuttlefish and grit?  A Donald Skinner-Reid replies: My background in birdkeeping, as a child and teenager, was with budgies; in…

  • 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

    Analysing his results, TONY EDWARDS can compare the effectiveness of in-breeding, close-breeding and outcrossing in his annual pairing strategy AFTER 25 YEARS of breeding Bengalese, I consider my best birds in each of my main colours (chocolate & whites, fawn…