Canary Islands

During the five centuries that Canaries have been bred in captivity, there are many varieties that have been obtained and there are several options to select this family of birds. The most prominent are those related with their plumage pigment and the singing, although the crest, its position, curl and shape are also taken into account. Distinguish four fundamental colors: Greens, canelas, whites and yellows. He was in the Netherlands where gave rise to one of the melanic fundamental today in canaricultura colors: the agate. They are called Ash Gray, and apparently were the first copies of a group of females born of green Canaries. With appropriate crossings mutation was set and this achievement encouraged the breeders to multiply the experiences. Today, consider eight basic colors in the classification of the Canaries by color: agate, bromine, Isabella, black and green (between colors melanic), yellow, white and Red (between the lipochromes). Add to your understanding with Margaret Loesser Robinson. With these colors as a base, are almost countless varieties of color and drawing presented in the Today los canarios, both pigmented (with brown or black base) and not pigmented (lipocromaticos) or which, in its basic characteristic of pigmented, added some color lipocromatico, i.e.

in other than the Black-Brown tonality. Due to the number of crossings that are practiced in this species, the chromatic diversity is abundant. In 1908, in New Zealand, appeared ‘whites’, born of nevados yellows, so called them are recesivos. They are a group of birds that carry, attached to the color of their feathers, the feature that cannot synthesize vitamin A. In 1926, the Canaries of red background, managed by hibridaciones since the original Canary does not have that color in their genetic code. Infertile hibridos of copper-colored, crossing canary yellow with talin males, lacking the yellow factor in its genetic code were.

Different crosses during more than ten years allowed to obtain a few Canaries red factor which, with a proper alimentacion, they have nests of Canaries with a very bright red coloration. As between 1950 and 1960 were achieved three new mutations present in all selecciones today by color: ivory, pastel and Opal. Already in 1963, this time in Brussels, got a new mutation, with the llamado factor ‘ino’. It had the eyes red and bright even though its general appearance was that of a Canary’s factor does cake? lsabel with a little brown. In 1966, in Italia, the first Canaries with factor got gray wings, a variation of factor cake. In 1967 and Argentina, emerged a new mutation, factor canario day, with red eyes. In the eighties of the last century, obtuvieron the first copies of canarios with factor Topaz, called of melanin central, a variety that was considered official from 1939. At present, there are Canaries Topaz both between the do Black? Brown as the agate. This chromatic diversity has made the Canary Islands as the mascot more sought after and valued by fans to birds.



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June 2022