LF 1850 Wing&tail HvG-FSS LF 1850 head HvG-FSS LF 1850 ILN jonque-FSS LF 1850 Waller LFs-FSS LF 1850 Tabernacle Walk 1880s-FSS LF 1850 HvG-FI LF 1850 OY wing bar-FSS LF 1850 C&AB 2020.09.02-FSS

A London Fancy canary circa 1850

Wonderful news.  A specimen of a London Fancy canary dated to circa 1850 has come to light; the holy grail for canary historians.   We can thank Hein van Grouw for the discovery; he seems to have made a speciality of investigating birds that became extinct. (1) Hein’s photograph of the bird was first published […]... Read More
Rev Smith Cinnamons 1868-FSS Wallace Cinnamons 1893-FSS Hervieux's list 1711-FSS Cinnamons Blakston-FSS Cinnamon sticks Wiki Thiery-FSS Rev Smith The Canary frontispiece-FI

The English Cinnamon canary, Part 1

“cin·na·mon  (sĭn′ə-mən) n. 1a. The dried aromatic inner bark of certain tropical Asian trees of the genus Cinnamomum especially C. verum and cassia (C. aromaticum), often ground and used as a spice. 1b. A tree yielding this bark. 2. A light reddish brown.” (thefreedictionary.com) Canary fanciers with an interest in old breeds might be inclined to add a further definition: ‘a rare breed of canary renowned for its colour.’... Read More
National at Olympia 1954-FI Olympia advert 1952-FSS Olympia today-FSS First LCA AGM-Olympia 1952-FSS Queues at 1957 National-FSS LCA @ National 1956-FSS Best silver 1958 National 2-FSS Snelling & Southwick at 1954 National-FSS Cage Birds stand 1954 National-FSS

Lizards at the National Exhibition during the 1950s

No other show has played such an important part in the affairs of the Lizard Canary Association as the National Exhibition (1).  Sponsored by Cage Birds magazine (as it was then known), it was the ‘National’ that gave the nascent LCA the opportunity to demonstrate to the world its determination to save the oldest breed […]... Read More