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Hi guys,

Yes I know this is a Budgie forum and I do breed budgies. But also canaries...

 

I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good fourm like this for canaries? Cant find and Australian Based ones.

 

Thanks

Jono

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Hi Jono I think you might find some canary breeders on this forum, hope i'm allowed to post the address. Cheers Jenny.

 

http://aussiefinchforum.net/

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Hi Jono, Just Google e.g. "Breeding canaries in Australia" and heaps of sites open up. :)

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No need to apologize, Jono. But I'll just move this to the "off topic" section. :) Good luck with your search!

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Hi Jono,

 

The canary section of the Aussie finch forum is probably the best Australian site.

 

CanaryNest has the most members of any canary forum but it can be a little slow.

 

ColourCanaryForumotion is more active but if you arn't breeding colour canaries for show I would probably stick with CanaryNest.

 

Canary forums tend to be even less active than budgerigar forums. Is there any specific canary breed you are interested in?

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Hi everyone.

 

I would also like to catch up with canary breeders. I would be interested in talking to norwich canary breeders. I kept a few many years ago and would like to again.Any information at all would be great.

Thanks

 

Cheers Paul.

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Hi Paul,

 

I don't breed modern Norwich I breed Australian Plainhead. Interesting that you are in Cairns as I have been sending birds to breeders down your way.

 

The best canary forums are the ones mentioned above. I can pm you an old contact for the Yorkshire Norwich Canary Club of Queensland of you like.

 

Cheers

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Drogo whats the differance between modern norwich and aust plainhead. Keep in mind i havent kept canarys for over 20 years.. Interested on any info about breeders in my area for sure. and or the queensland contact.

 

Cheers Paul.

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Hi Paul,

 

Australian Plainheads were the old style of Norwich of the 1930s and are now a bit of a rare breed.

 

Other than the differences in type, they differ in that they are much easier to breed (don't need fosters to rear thier chicks) and cost less than the modern Norwich.

 

It's also pretty hard to find Norwich in this country that arn't green whereas most Plainheads studs have variegated birds with at least some clears.

 

Below is an Australian Plainhead. Note the difference in the neck. I have sent you a pm.

 

 

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What sort of price do the australian plainhead fetch.

 

Cheers paul.

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Hi Paul,

 

Most Plainhead breeders sell their birds for $40

 

Cheers

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Thanks for the help Drogo. Im still finishing the aviary so not ready just yet. Do you mind if i get back to you when im ready to put some birds in it.?

 

Cheers Paul.

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I should be around this site if you want to discuss canaries.

 

If you are thinking of having birds shipped down, there is someone for whom I am sending birds to Cairns airport in a month or two when the birds finish moulting. It could be an oppurtunity for you and him to halve your air frieght costs.

 

If you like this idea, I can let this other breeder know and give you his email address.

 

Cheers

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Drogo i would be very interested in that idea. What will you have avalible. And chance of a couple of picture put up to give me a idea on whats there. I would be interested in 2 maybe 3 pair if its possible.

 

Cheers paul.

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Hi Paul,

 

PM me your email address and I will send you some photos. The birds arn't through the moult yet but some photos should give you an idea about what colours are available.

 

I have emailed the other breeder in Cairns and when he gets back to me I should be able to provide you with his email address as well.

 

Cheers

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Sent you a pm.

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Speaking of canaries & finches lol

 

Can anyone tell me what this one is?

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My favourite canary the day I got him, they all had overgrown nails and some had scaley foot which is been treated

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Plum heads

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how do you get away with going into your aviary at night?

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rhiannon, to me that one looks like a sparrow.

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