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
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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