Pet Birds For Sale
Pet Birds For Sale
Description: The Yorkshire Canary,(Serinus canaria domesticus), is a favorite of canary fanciers throughout the world and exhibits a good nature. It may be considered the most popular of all "type" canary birds. This tall, tapering bird with broad shoulders and large chest, has a wonderful posture and a graceful shape, earning it the nickname of “Guardsman.” It also has a narrow waist and a rigid, erect stance. This favorite pet canary bird can live between 8-12 years with good care. Enjoy easy and safe shipping right to your local post office from The Finch Farm. This bird became expensive and fashionable to breeding in courts of Spanish and English kings. Monks started breeding them and only sold the males which sing. This kept the birds in short supply and drove the price up. Eventually Italians obtained hens and were able to breed the birds themselves. This made them very popular and resulted in many breeds arising and the birds being bred all over Europe.
Geography: Canaries were first bred in captivity in the 17th century. They were brought over by Spanish sailors to Europe. The Yorkshire was developed from crossbreeding the common canary with the Lancashire, Norwich, and Belgian canaries to add such qualities as length, improved color and feather quality, vigor and stance..
Size: 6.5-7.5 inches in length
Temperament: They are good-natured social creatures that do well when kept in cages or in aviaries. They are timid birds though and should not be housed with parakeets, lovebirds, or other hookbills that tend to be more aggressive birds by nature. It is a larger bird and enjoys a larger cage than other canaries. A suggested cage size at least 24”wide by 18” deep by 24” high is recommended. Also, avoid placing two males in a single cage as they are independent, and they will fight each other for sole ownership of the territory.
Breeding: The Yorkshire Canary is relatively easy to breed and will readily rear their young. They are best bred in breeding cages.They lay their eggs in a nest. The female will lay 3 to 6 eggs, one per day. It is best to allow a hen to have only two clutches.