White Canary

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Mutations/sub-species: Over the course of time, Canaries have mutated into different sub-species. Each of these mutations and sub-species have distinct characteristics. Below are some of the most common types of Canaries.
Based on the sound they make, Canaries can be divided into two main groups, namely, the Choppers and the Rollers. Rollers are known to produce soft and low tune melody while Choppers produce loud choppy sound. While Choppers are bred for their “looks”, Rollers are bred for their “songs.” It is common for breeders to bred Choppers based on color, size and general disposition. As it is, you can easily find Choppers of various colors and sizes. On the other hand, breeders of Rollers are not really very particular about their birds’ appearance but rather on the way they sound. This explains the limited number of mutations in Rollers.
Diet: This type of bird loves different kinds of seeds such as millet, rape seed and hemp. Mixing seeds with leafy vegetables such as spinach and lettuce is recommended.
Canaries are naturally sociable so as long as there is enough space, these birds thrive well inside a mixed aviary.

Song Canaries About the “Song” Bred Canary
German Roller Canary Selectively bred German Rollers that sing with their beak closed
Belgian Waterslager Selectively bred Belgian Rollers which can imitate the sound of rolling water
Spanish Timbrados Selectively bred Spanish Rollers which can make chattering sounds and metallic tones
American Singer Canary An American combination of 2/3 Roller canary and 1/3 Border canary (1942)
Type Canaries About the “Type” Bred Canary
Border Canary Selectively bred English/Scottish Canary that stands at a 60 degree angle
Gloster Canary Selective bred combination of Border Canary and Crested Rollers
Stafford Canary Selectively bred cross between Red-Factor and Gloster Canaries
Norwich Canary Selectively bred for large, bulky size and puffiness of the feathers
Fife Canary Selectively bred miniature Border Canaries which are no more than 4.5 inches
Scots Fancy Canary Selectively bred Scottish Canaries produced for their awkward stance
Belgian Fancy Canary Selectively bred Belgian Canaries produced for their awkward stance
Parisian Frill Canary Selectively bred for its frilled feathers and large size of up to 8 inches
Dutch Frill Canary Selectively bred for its frilled feather structure
Yorkshire Canary Selectively bred combination of Lancashire, the Belgium and the Norwich
Lizard Canary Selectively bred French Canaries produced for the scale-like spangled feathers
Color Canaries About the “Color” Bred Canary
Green (Wild Type) Darkest black and brown melanin shade in yellow ground birds
Yellow Melanin Mutation showing yellow ground color with brown and black pigment
Yellow Lipochrome Mutation creating the loss of brown and black pigment leaving yellow ground color
Red Factor Melanin Mutation showing red ground color with brown and black pigment
Red Factor Lipochrome Mutation creating the loss of black and brown pigment leaving red ground color
Blue Factor Darkest black and brown melanin shade in white ground birds
Dominant White Dominant mutation creating the loss of black and brown pigment leaving white ground color
Recessive White Recessive mutation creating the loss of black and brown pigment leaving white ground color
Silver Factor Mutation that combines white ground color with brown and black pigment
Pastel Factor Sex-linked gene that reduces the intensity of black pigment in feathers
Ivory Factor Sex-linked gene that reduces the strength of overall color
Dimorphic Factor Sex-linked gene providing visual differences in gender such as the Mosaic
Opal Factor Autosomal recessive gene which inhibits brown pigment and dilutes black to gray
Cinnamon Sex linked mutation which eliminates all black pigment on a yellow ground bird
Agate Series Sex-linked gene which inhibits brown pigment but shows black/grey pigment
Fawn Sex linked mutation which eliminates all black pigment on a white ground bird
Isabel Series color mutation combination of Brown and Agate
Satinet sex-linked gene that produces pigment in back and flank markings only
Ino Autosomal recessive mutation causing red eyes on a bird with brown pigment
Phaeo mutation which inhibits black pigment and concentrates brown pigment on feather edges
Albino mutation causing total lack of all pigment
Onyx Maximum expression of the black pigment and inhibits brown pigment
Eumo Mutation that inhibits brown pigment and reduces black pigment

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