all canary breeding experts!!

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by austinhart123, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my pair of canaries are sitting on five eggs, what color variations will these two produce?
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    heres the female doing what she does all day now adays..
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    here are the male (left) and tha female side by side, its a bad pic and ill get better ones later, but i was curious what these two would produce!
     
  2. MissCluck

    MissCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations on your eggs! You are a new canary parent?

    Once your little chicks fledge you the entire clan would really benefit from a big flight cage. Do you have one that you can move them to once the chicks are out of the nest? The bigger the better.

    While the parents are feeding the chicks, and especially the mom, they will need more calcium and fresh vegs and fruit.

    You can make "egg food" by boiling eggs and crushing the eggs - shells and all. I feed mine plain but some people mix a little honey and some seed into their egg food.

    Offer the birds a teaspoon of the egg food. They should really like it.

    You can also buy some nestling food. My birds like this as well but they really enjoy the egg food. If you don't have a cuttle bone handy in the cage already you will find that your birds will appreciate this.

    They might feel more comfortable with some greens in their cage. I use silk fake plants that have the least amount of plastic on them and no wire. My finches and canaries love to play and hide amongst the foliage.

    I don't know anything about canary genetics but perhaps your red factor male can pass some red factor along? I believe that to remain "red" they need to be fed some carotene in some form.

    Best of luck to your new family! They are really good looking birds.
     
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of canaries.. The male has the flat top hair cut and hen does not.
    The nestling food is great idea for parents to feed babies. I take their bird seed and put between damp sheets of paper towel and let it sprout. They love it and will feed their babies too. Good luck..
     
  4. MissCluck

    MissCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh! I've done the seed sprouting thing too! They do :)really love those!
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i am planning on building an aviary soon outdoors and ive been following the instructions in my canary book to plan my aviary... ive been feeding hardboiled eggs, chopped carrots, and oyster shell but ill buy nesling food, thank you for the help
     
  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that sounds like a good idea=] i will do that tomorrow
     
  7. MissCluck

    MissCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    You sound like a good canary parent!

    I love canaries....they can become very addictive!
     
  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:uh oh.. oh well like i dont already have enough addictions with my chickens and geese
     
  9. CanaryLady

    CanaryLady New Egg

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    Your pair looks almost exactly like a pair I bred a couple of years ago. You should get peachy red chicks with some dark ticks. If you feed them red egg food, they'll get a bit darker red. This is mama (2nd from left) with 3 chicks from a red factor canary.

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  10. MissCluck

    MissCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    ooooh CanaryLady those are gorgeous birds!

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