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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  • 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…

  • Haith’s prize draw

    Haith’s prize draw

    30th March 2020

    10 x 1kg bags to be won! WANT TO GET your hands on a 1kg bag of either De Luxe Canary Seed or Foreign Finch Mix from Haith’s? We have five of each seed up for grabs in our online…