Canaries

  • 2015 canaries: a year of ups and downs

    2015 canaries: a year of ups and downs

    27th November 2017

    Photo: Donald Skinner-Reid. Donald (right) has seen his career in birds go from strength to strength, with numerous wins on the show bench over the past few years. Two years ago was an eventful time for then-novice DONALD SKINNER-REID with canary…

  • Canaries: staying at the top

    Canaries: staying at the top

    27th November 2017

    Photo: Fred Wright. Think big: Ian states that a key advantage, when starting out in Borders, is to give yourself as spacious a birdroom as you can. Don’t start out cramped!  Fred Wright concludes his Q&A series with IAN PERRIER with advice…

  • 2017 aims for my canaries and finches

    2017 aims for my canaries and finches

    23rd January 2017

    Especially for fanciers who breed multiple varieties, stud plans will develop steadily from year to year, and it’s essential to have your objectives clearly in mind at the outset. Here DAVE BROWN explains his priorities for improving his show finches…

  • Fife points and perfection

    Fife points and perfection

    23rd January 2017

    TERRY KELLY introduces the current points system for Fife canaries and comments on the recent near-obsession with length WHEN exhibited, the Fife canary falls into the category of “type” canaries, along with the Border and Norwich. In other words, the…