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The Yorkshire Canary: by Ernest Howson (Author)
This step-by-step guide covers all aspects of the care and management of these birds. This book is recommended to all cage-bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike irrespective of their chosen breed.
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$39.99
Exhibition Canaries: by Joe Bracegirdle (Author)
Joe Bracegirdle has been breeding canaries and exhibiting them for more than 49 years. During that time, he has accumulated a great deal of knowledge. In this book he describes the various breeds and explains the requirements for breeding and management.
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$19.99
Shackleton\'s Yorkshire Canary; Its Breeding and Management: by Ernest Howson (Author), W. E. Brooks (Revised)
Shackleton's Yorkshire Canary A comprehensive book on one of the most popular canaries, written by an expert. A new and up to date edition of a favourite standard work.
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$23.99
Canaries: by David Alderton (Author)
This Saiga Mini Book covers all aspects of the care and management of these birds. This book is recommended to all cage-bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike irrespective of their chosen breed.
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$19.99
The Roller Canary: by H. W. Gutierrez (Author) George Preskey (Revised)
This book covers the all aspects of the Roller Canary or German Song Bird, from its breeding, management, development of song, gluck and water roll, training for competitions, selecting the schoolmasters, to the judging of rollers.
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$39.99
The Roller Canary Its Breeding, Rearing and Training: Revised by George Preskey (Author)
This book covers the all aspects of the Roller Canary or German Song Bird, from its breeding, management, development of song, gluck and water roll, training for competitions, selecting the schoolmasters, to the judging of rollers.
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$39.99
Introduction to the Colour Canary: by J.M. Neslen (Author)
A guide book to the world of the color canaries augmented with color plates of principal varieties.
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$29.99
The Yorkshire Canary: by Ernest Howson (Author) Revised by James Blake (Author)
A great Reference manual for the caring, management, breeding and showing of the Yorkshire Canary and is recommended to all cage-bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike.
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$29.99
Scots Fancy and Belgian Canaries
This title provides the bird fancier with a detailed guide on their history, the exhibition side, breeding, development, management, points for judging and more.
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$24.99
The Fife Canary: by T. Kelly (Author) and James Blake
The first specialized book on this small canary—the bantam of the fancy covering most aspects pertinent to fanciers of this species. Topics covered include, history, cages and aviaries, diet, breeding exhibiting, basic genetics, showing the canary, and bird anatomy - just to name a few.
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The Yorkshire Canary: by Ernest Howson (Author)
The Yorkshire Canary: by Ernest Howson (Author) (9780904558753)

The Yorkshire Canary first appeared in the 1880's as a bird so slender in size and shape that it could pass through a wedding ring.  Now, a hundred years later, the Yorkshire is an established breed with a wide following within the face as a whole.  The management and showing of this attractive little bird provides a pleasing hobby for many people and with this book, the Author hopes to encourage further interest.  

In particular, all aspects of the care of these birds are covered, but the information included will be of interest to all canary fanciers, irrespective of their chosen breed.  

Apart from the chapters listed below, further advise is given concerning further advise is given concerning color feeding, molting management, illness and disease and many of the Author's own ideas and hints on how to keep birds in top condition.  There are many illustrations in black and white to supplement the information given in the text, and the twelve color plates are included to show the reader the beauty of this fascinating bird.  

Recommended to all cage bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 166 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Ltd  (1980)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0904558754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904558753
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 485 g

Contents:

Chapters Include:
  • Fitting out the Bird Room
  • Selection of Stock
  • Food and Health
  • Breeding Management
  • Exhibitions and Exhibiting
  • Genetics

This step-by-step guide covers all aspects of the care and management of these birds. This book is recommended to all cage-bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike irrespective of their chosen breed.
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Exhibition Canaries: by Joe Bracegirdle (Author)
Exhibition Canaries: by Joe Bracegirdle (Author) (9780862300548)

This is a comprehensive, interesting guide-book for all who wish to understand fully the world of canaries and especially the show scene. The book is illustrated throughout and there are plates to show the subtle differences to be found in shape and color.

Note:  The dust jacket has some damage to it.  The laminate was not applied properly by the manufacturer. However, the book boards and pages are not damaged and are in pristine condition.  This is why the book is labeled as used. It has always been on one of our shelves and was never sold to anyone.

Product details

  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 189 pages with Dust Jacket
  • Publisher: Triplegate Ltd.  (1986)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0862300541
  • ISBN-13: 9780862300548
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  540 g

Chapters:
1. The Wild Canary
2. Today's Exhibition Canaries
3. Breeding
4. Breeding Stock, Genetics and Colour
5. The Egg And Its Development
6. Management - from Nest to Show Bench
7. Preparing for Exhibition
8. Green, Cinnamon And White Canaries
9. Type Canaries
10. Winter Time Management
11. Food Values
12. Making your own Softfood

13. Canaries In Australia
14. Canary Ailments
15.
Guide-lines for Judges

Canary Terminology
Index


Joe Bracegirdle has been breeding canaries and exhibiting them for more than 49 years. During that time, he has accumulated a great deal of knowledge. In this book he describes the various breeds and explains the requirements for breeding and management.
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Shackleton\'s Yorkshire Canary; Its Breeding and Management: by Ernest Howson (Author), W. E. Brooks (Revised)
Shackleton's Yorkshire Canary; Its Breeding and Management: by Ernest Howson (Author), W. E. Brooks (Revised) (9780947647001)

Yorkshire canaries have existed for nearly a hundred years and now enjoy considerable popularity within the fancy. Ernest Howson has aimed at encouraging further interest in this fascinating little bird by providing a concise and basic guide for all who wish to keep and show these birds . Management breeding, the moult coulour feeding, showing, genetics and other essential topics are covered. Illustrated throughout.

Product details

  • Condition:  New
  • Paperback:  104 pages  
  • Publisher:  Fanciers Suppliers Ltd. (1984)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Illustrations by R. A. Vowles, Photos B&W
  • ISBN-10:  0947647007
  • ISBN-13:  978-0947647001
  • Product Dimensions:    18.1 x 12 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  115 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  The Exhibition Yorkshire
3.  The Question of Length
4.  What Kind of Feather Should a Yorkshire Possess?
5.  Housing the Stock
6.  Pairing and Breeding
7.   How to Form a Strain
8.   Laying the Foundation
9.   The Selection of Stock
10. Colour and How to Obtain It
11. The Cinnamon-Marked Yorkshire
12. The Green-Marked Bird and its Value
13.  General Management of the Stock During Breeding
14.  The Moulting Season
15.  Preparing for Coming Events
16.  Staging the Birds

Shackleton's Yorkshire Canary A comprehensive book on one of the most popular canaries, written by an expert. A new and up to date edition of a favourite standard work.
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Canaries: by David Alderton (Author)
Canaries: by David Alderton (Author) (9780862300449)

 Saiga Mini Books are written by experts in concise manner, yet in sufficient depth to enable the reader to keep a pet or pursue a hobby quite successfully. They are illustrated throughout with drawings or photographs, thus bringing the subject to life in an interesting manner.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Co. Ltd, First Edition (1982)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0862300444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862300449                                         
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  200 g

Contents:

Acknowledgements
Monochrome Illustrations List 
1.  Canaries
2.  Aviaries and Birdrooms
3.  Feeeding
4.  Greeding
5.  Colours, Markings and Genetics
6.  The Breeds and Exhibition Points
7.  
Health Problems
Bibliography

Index

Color Plates:

Plate 1 - Modern Canaries
Plate 2 - Old Canaries

This Saiga Mini Book covers all aspects of the care and management of these birds. This book is recommended to all cage-bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike irrespective of their chosen breed.
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$19.99
The Roller Canary: by H. W. Gutierrez (Author) George Preskey (Revised)
The Roller Canary: by H. W. Gutierrez (Author) George Preskey (Revised) (9781852592530)

The Roller Canary, or German Song Bird, has been bred for singing. This book explains selecting breeding stock, breeding, educating birds to sing, development of song, types of song, and other aspects related to this fascinating canary. Published in conjunction with the British Roller Canary Association.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1852592532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852592530
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 15 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Selection of Breeding Stock
3.  The Breeding Season
4.  Education Begins
5.  On Building A Strain
6.  Autumn Management
7.  Development of Song
8.  Gluck and Water Roll
9. Training Rollers for Competitions
10. Selecting the Schoolmasters
11.  The Inheritance of Song
12. The Roller's song in musical notation
13. Simple Continuous Tours in Rolling Form
14. Simple Discontinuous Tours in Bell-like Form
15. Compound Tours, Partly in rolling, Partly in Bell-like form
16. Faults in Song
17. The Bell Tours
18. The Judging of Rollers

This book covers the all aspects of the Roller Canary or German Song Bird, from its breeding, management, development of song, gluck and water roll, training for competitions, selecting the schoolmasters, to the judging of rollers.
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The Roller Canary Its Breeding, Rearing and Training: Revised by George Preskey (Author)
The Roller Canary Its Breeding, Rearing and Training: Revised by George Preskey (Author) (9780947647292)

Time has emphasized the need of a book within reach of all lovers of the British Roller Canary, and which, if they are blessed with a musical ear, will enable them not only to breed and rear these lovely songsters but will educate them in the multiplicity of his tours and their variations and thus place them in a position to appreciate in full the excellent and good, as well as to condemn the unworthy and the bad.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1986)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0947647295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947647292                                                   
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14.5 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 225 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Selection of Breeding Stock
3.  The Breeding Season
4.  Education Begins
5.  On Building A Strain
6.  Autumn Management
7.  Development of Song
8.  Gluck and Water Roll
9.  Training Rollers for Competitions
10. Selecting the Schoolmasters
11. The Inheritance of Song
12. The Roller's song in musical notation
13.  Simple Continuous Tours in Rolling Form
14.  Simple Discontinuous Tours in Bell-like Form
15.  Compound Tours, Partly in rolling, Partly in Bell-like form
16.  Faults in Song
17.  The Bell Tours
18.  The Judging of Rollers

This book covers the all aspects of the Roller Canary or German Song Bird, from its breeding, management, development of song, gluck and water roll, training for competitions, selecting the schoolmasters, to the judging of rollers.
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Introduction to the Colour Canary: by J.M. Neslen (Author)
Introduction to the Colour Canary: by J.M. Neslen (Author) (9781852591854)

This is a basic introduction to the complex, yet fascinating, hobby of breeding color canaries. From early times fanciers have dreamed of producing a variety of colors away from the Yellow canary. They have been successful inbreeding many different colors and this goes on increasing each year. This book explains technical terms, color descriptions, management, breeding, rearing and many different aspects of what is a delightful and absorbing hobby. The color section depicts 24 different colors thus giving the fancier"standards" for which he can aim.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1986)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1852591854
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591854
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.5 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  300 g

Contents:

1.  History of the Colour Canary
2.  Life and Reproduction
3.  Red Factor and Colour Canaries
4.  Housing: Cages and Utensils
5.  Breeding Stock Preparation
6.  Pairing Up and Hatching
7.
  Rearing and Weaning

8.  Canary Foods and their Uses
9. Moulting and Colour Feeding
10. Some Canary Illnesses and Diseases
11.  Exhibiting - Preparing For
12.  
Your First Show
13.
  Glossary


A guide book to the world of the color canaries augmented with color plates of principal varieties.
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The Yorkshire Canary: by Ernest Howson (Author) Revised by James Blake (Author)
The Yorkshire Canary: by Ernest Howson (Author) Revised by James Blake (Author) (9781852591687)

This book covers all the essentials of management, including breeding winners and showing of the Yorkshire Canary.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1989)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos 
  • ISBN-10: 1852591684 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591687
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 16 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 350 g

A great Reference manual for the caring, management, breeding and showing of the Yorkshire Canary and is recommended to all cage-bird enthusiasts; beginners and experienced fanciers alike.
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$29.99
Scots Fancy and Belgian Canaries
Scots Fancy and Belgian Canaries: by John Robson (Author) & James Blake (Revised) (9781852591472)

The author takes the view that the Scots Fancy Canary is one of the most graceful of birds of position. Those who see these canaries for the first time are amazed how they came into existence. The Scots and the Belgian Canary provide the fancier with birds that are extremely unusual and a challenge for those who want something different.  The fascinating canaries the Scots Fancy Canary and the Belgian Canary are once more in fashion with fanciers.  In quite recent times specialist clubs have been formed to cover these breeds.  

This book explains the mysteries of these birds, how they developed and the way they are managed.  It has been revised to include modern thoughts on these extraordinary creatures and hopefully more breeders will be encouraged to take them up as a hobby.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 104 pages  
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Color plates  
  • ISBN-10: 1852591471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852591472
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g

Contents:

1.  History of the Scots Canary
2.  The Typical Scots Fancy
3.  The Exhibition Side
4.  Breeding
5.  Development of the Belgian
6. 
Type

7.  Breeding Belgians
8.  Criticisms of the Illustrations
9.   Exhibiting
10. 
Exhibition Cages and Points for Judging
11. 
General Management

This title provides the bird fancier with a detailed guide on their history, the exhibition side, breeding, development, management, points for judging and more.
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The Fife Canary: by T. Kelly (Author) and James Blake
The Fife Canary: by T. Kelly (Author) & James Blake (Author) (9781852590505)

 The Author T. Kelly is Secretary of the North of England Fife Fancy Canary Club and a leading exhibitor. Covers the history and modern day birds. Illustrated with B&W and color illustrations. Note: The Gloster Canary, The Fife Canary, and The Norwich Canary are part of a series and the same general management section by James Blake is common.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd  (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1852590505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590505
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 438 g

Contents:

1.  Introducing the Fife Canary
2.  History of the Canary
3.  The Domesticated Canary
4.  Brief Outline of Popular Varieties
5.  Cages and Aviaries
6.  Providing As Adequate Diet
7.  Producing the Egg and Breeding
8.  Bird Anatomy
9.  Canary Breeder's Monthly Guide
10. Exhibiting
11. Basic Genetics
12. Common Complaints

13. History of the Fife Canary
14. File Canary Management and breeding
15. Showing the Fife Canary
16. Breeding Colours
Appendix


The first specialized book on this small canary—the bantam of the fancy covering most aspects pertinent to fanciers of this species. Topics covered include, history, cages and aviaries, diet, breeding exhibiting, basic genetics, showing the canary, and bird anatomy - just to name a few.
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