International Gloster Breeders Association

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Keeping Gloster Canaries

The hobby of keeping Glosters offers a daily interest with changes taking place with the seasons of the year.

Keeping Gloster Canaries

The hobby of keeping Glosters offers a daily interest with changes taking place with the seasons of the year.

Gloster Canaries Housing

Gloster Canaries Housing

A good quality sturdy warm shed or spare room to keep the birds.

A good shed or spare room to keep the birds is the minimum requirement, with plenty of light, good air flow and well insulated.
Size of housing will be determined by the number of cages required to keep your birds in good health.

Tip for New Starters – Remember to think about the maximum number of birds you may have after the breeding
season in determining your cage requirements.

Separate cages will be needed for cock birds & exhibition quality Coronas

A good shed or spare room to keep the birds is the minimum requirement, with plenty of light, good air flow and well insulated.
Size of housing will be determined by the number of cages required to keep your birds in good health.

Tip for New Starters – Remember to think about the maximum number of birds you may have after the breeding season in determining your cage requirements.

Separate cages will be needed for cock birds & exhibition quality Coronas

Breeding Feed, Cages and Basic Equipment

Breeding Feed, Cages and Basic Equipment

You will need a number of breeding cages and basic equipment such as drinkers & seed holders. You must
be prepared to look after your stock on a daily basis
.

 

Basic Food Types

You will need a number of breeding cages and basic equipment such as drinkers & seed holders. You must be prepared to look after your stock on a daily basis.

Basic Food Types

Germination Seed

Plain Canary

Perle Morbide

Pinhead Oats

Egg Food

Mixed Canary

Grit

Cuttlefish Bone

Basic Equipment

Nest Pan, Felts & Material

Dummy Eggs

Crop Feeder

Ringing – Split Ring Opening and Closure Tools

Nest Pan, Felts & Material

Dummy Eggs

Crop Feeder

Ringing – Split Ring Opening and Closure Tools

External Seed Hoppers

Fountain Drinkers – Fix between cage front wires for internal water access.

  Top Hat Drinkers – Fix Externally adjacent to hole at side of cage front for water access 

Salad/Material Rack – Cuttlefish/Millet Holder – Soft/Egg food Draw

External Seed Hoppers

Fountain Drinkers – Fix between cage front wires for internal water access.

  Top Hat Drinkers – Fix Externally adjacent to hole at side of cage front for water access 

Salad/Material Rack – Cuttlefish/Millet Holder – Soft/Egg food Draw

Stock of Gloster Canaries

Stock of Gloster Canaries

Create a good quality stock of birds produced from experienced breeders stock. The ultimate challenge for
the exhibitor is trying to breed that perfect show bird.

Tip for Novices: Buy Quality, it costs no more to keep Quality Birds than not so good.

Create a good quality stock of birds produced from experienced breeders stock. The ultimate challenge for the exhibitor is trying to breed that perfect show bird.

Tip for Novices: Buy Quality, it costs no more to keep Quality Birds than not so good.

The Breeding Year

The Breeding Year

January to March
Perhaps the quiet months where the breeders’ birds are slowly being brought into breeding condition. The changes in the bird’s behaviour can be seen week by week as spring approaches and daylight hours begin to lengthen
April to July
The breeding season, where the expectation of parents laying eggs and rearing their young is an experience that never ceases to amaze both new and time served breeders.

A fascinating time, each day bringing both pleasure and disappointment. The hen canary typically lays one egg per day until a clutch of 3 to 5 eggs is complete. The chick embryo develops over the following 13 to 14 days before hatching.

Disappointment comes from discovering, clear eggs or “dead in shell” prior to hatching. Overall a greater number of embryos hatch and find their way onto the perch.
Pre Breeding Vent Trimming
Vent trimming properly undertaken can improve breeding success. Visit our breeding guide to learn about vent trimming
August to September
The moulting season where old feathers are traded for new. During this time the birds are monitored for their show potential, daily changes in their structure sometimes giving disappointment, but there are always a few which give you that buzz, making you think, and hope, that you have bred that show bench winner!
October to December
The main show season, it is this time of the year when you travel near and far visiting the shows, compare birds and meeting up with friends. The time of the year when existing stock is being appraised for those birds to be retained, others to be passed on, and new stock acquisitions in preparation for the new breeding year.

And so the cycle continues!!

Join the International Gloster Breeders Association

Formed in 1966 the world’s largest All Gloster Society devoted to keeping, breeding and the welfare of Gloster Canaries.

Join the International Gloster Breeders Association and become an activate member of our community

Join the International Gloster Breeders Association

Formed in 1966 the world’s largest All Gloster Society devoted to keeping, breeding and the welfare of Gloster Canaries.

Join the International Gloster Breeders Association and become an activate member of our community

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