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The Canary comes from the Madeira and the Canary Islands. The wild canary is a small songbird from the finch family. In the 1600s the canary was first brought by Spanish sailors to Europe. They were raised by monks who sold only the singing males. To keep the prices high the monks kept the canaries in short supply and didn't sell the females to keep others from raiseing them.

However the Italians were able to get the hens and raise them. The birds continued to be extremely popular and many breeds arose. The English were also able to obtain the canaries and use selective breeding to make different varieties.

There are three main groups of canaries. Colorbred, which has many colors from brown to Satinette. Type Canaries, which are bred for their shape and conformation. And Song Canaries, which are bred for their unique song patterns.

There are canary shows every fall after the breeding season. The person who raises them can only show the birds. January is the time for Song Canary shows. The biggest show is in Europe where you can see up to 20,000 birds.

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The canary was also used in mines to test for carbon monoxide. If the bird started to have odd behavior the miners were alerted to the danger.

Here you will find Canary supplies, Cages, and books on Canary care, breeding and how to teach your canary to sing.

Do you love the sounds of canaries singing? They can brighten up any home or office with their beautiful voices. The original canary bird came from the canary and surrounding islands and were first tamed and bred for a pet in the 17th century. Spanish sailors brought them to Europe and at first monks bred them and were careful to sell only the males. The males are the ones that sing and withholding the female canary enabled the monks to keep the prices high resulting in a big profit for themselves. Lucky for the rest of us the Italians managed to get the female canaries and made it possible for everyone to enjoy them.

Canaries come in many colors like yellow, orange, brown, black, white and red. They also come in three types. Colorbred, which are mainly bred for different colors. Type Canaries that are bred for their shape and conformity. Then the last type which is the most popular, the Song or singing Canary.

For canary breeders it isn't easy to tell the difference between the male and female canary. The best way to tell is that the males sings and the abdomen of the hen is more rounded than the male. It is best to keep the males and females separate until you are ready to breed them since the male will chase a female around before she is ready and exhaust her.

For best canary breeding it is wise to put the cages together, where they can touch each other though the bars, until she starts to build a nest or when you see the male bird feeding her through the bars before putting them together. She won't be ready to breed until there are at least 12 hours of daylight or artificial lighting. She will sit on the eggs for two weeks before they hatch and the male will keep her fed. The young will leave the nest after 18 days.

Until 1987 canaries were used for mine safety as a warning system because the toxic gases in the mines would kill the bird before the miner. This saved many lives and the phrase "canary in a coal mine" is still used today to mean an early warning for a coming disaster.

Dear Canary Fans,

I am writing to you in behalf of your Heavenly Father. He is seeking you like a lost sheep. You remember the Bible story? It is about a shepherd who has 100 sheep. But when he brings the sheep home one night, one is missing. He then leaves the 99 sheep and goes out into the wilderness until he finds that lost sheep.

In this parable the shepherd goes out to search for the one lost sheep-the very least that can be numbered. So if there had been but one lost soul, Christ would have died for that one. To read more click Lost Sheep

Susan Dietel
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Email: susansdesign@yahoo.com
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