We show our birds to ascertain their quality which consequently makes selling excess birds easier. If you don’t have a class for these birds in the Gloster world the best you can hope for is “AOV” and they will be judged by a Gloster judge who will probably not be up with the finer points of colours.
If you acquired a pair of Satinette Glosters and bred from them what you do with the excess if nobody wanted them – they just eat you out of seed.
Why not keep your Glosters and alongside keep colours. They are readily available, you can still show them and if one rainy day for reasons best known to yourself you decide you still want Satinette Glosters you can breed them yourself. Just because they are Satinette Glosters the rules of inheritance etc are no different from coloured canaries, indeed taking an interest in coloured canaries will probably de-mystify the air on colours – few “type” canary keepers properly understand colours due to their lack of exposure to them.
For instance there is no such thing as a simple Satinette canary. Satinette is an extension of the diluting factor which creates Agates (with black variegation.) and Isabels (with brown variegation.) or dilutes in other birds.
Therefore strictly speaking you can only have an Agate Satinette or an Isabel Satinette. Agate Satinettes are not that popular because a lot of them appear as clear birds i.e. no markings or they have very small thin striations. Isabel Satinettes, having better markings, are obviously, rather more common – but Isabel is a brown variegation and in Glosters it would mean they have cinnamons in their make up. Cinnamons are frequently frowned upon by “type” canary keepers due to the factor being easily carried hidden by normal looking cock birds and freely passed on.
Brown (cinnamon), Isabel and Satinette are all sex linked recessive inheritance so once combined as long as you use both parents the same colour you will know where you stand but use differing adults as a pair without understanding the implications could present a pretty headache for any unsuspecting purchasers of the young birds.
You can find out more about breeding and inheritance here