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    Canary and Finch clubs websites

    I had a person recently ask me about sites they could find information on different breeds. I looked them up and sent her some I go to or of ones I know the people in and are great sources for information. These are single breed, multiple breeds, type, colorbred and song canaries as well as national clubs and finch clubs as well. Anyway there is tons of information within these groups websites. Go around and check them all out, or print them out or save them for later use if you are ever looking for information.

    https://www.ovcaus.org/
    https://www.irishfancycanary.com/
    https://www.glosters-usa.com/
    https://www.ncbs.org/
    http://nationalcolorbred.com/
    http://nfss.org/
    http://nabclub.wixsite.com/nabc
    https://www.staffords-usa.com/members-ads
    http://canarytales.blogspot.com/
    https://www.centralstatesrollercanary.com/
    http://americansingercanary.org/
    http://ariafromabirdcage.com/
    https://www.floridacanaryfanciers.club/
    https://sfbba.webs.com/
    https://colorbredcanaryclubofmiami.webs.com/

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    Thanks Rudi. These little birds are so dang cute. I actually finally found a bird store here that has lots of little finches and canaries. They are such cute birds! They had colored ones too which made me sad because I remembered you explaining how bad it is for the poor birds. I will be back to this store when I do my big shopping in the valley to see all the birds. They sell top of the line food there too.
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    For safety, I must respond. Colorbred, or even color feeding a bird when done correctly does no harm. So don't feel bad for them. A good, caring person can raise and color fed and get great birds with no harm at all. Red factor canaries, which took many decades to create and finally have birds this color, are beautiful birds. They now are genetically able to carry the red, and will naturally, but color feeding them intensifies it. Where it is true they will be paler without it or even some revert back to yellow, most will keep some red. Me personally, do not like altering any creature, thus I do from time to time interject my "OPINION" that I don't agree with it. I personally feel we should let all creatures be what they are naturally and not ad anything artificial to change or enhance say just their color. A great diet of greens will enhance their feathers to their fullest, using manufactured colorants, well that's a personal thing people have the right to do, and done right does no harm, I just don't. Again no worries, to each his own. There are a lot of color foods on the market, meaning manufactured with colorants in it, so you don't have to mix or be unsafe. Buy those, feed them as the regular food during the molt and all is fine.

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    Re: Canary and Finch clubs websites

    Thanks for posting this. I have for many years liked finches. While they are small, I find them cute.

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    Thanks Rudi. I remember when a girls colored bird died and you spoke about how sometimes it hurt the birds. But now that you wrote what you did here I remember you saying what you just posted here. I think this bird store would do it right and not hurt the birds. Its a great store with lots of beautiful birds. Tiny little finches all the way to huge Macaws. They also sell top of the line foods. I buy my daughters bird TOPS pellets and also sprouting seeds there. It is organic human grade seeds and grains and my family birds love it.
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    Bill, I agree. There are so many, thousands, and all different with their own needs. Australian and African mostly but ones from every continent. Some take very specific needs and I applaud those who go so far as to deal with such specific needs.

    Deanna, Most people and simply people who care about animals research and learn as much as they can and do things right. "BUT" We all know there are ones who do not. Color feeding is an art form, it truly is. It takes many years and many mistakes to get your head wrapped around a solid process. So much so, some people just don't have the patience, thus they just load up the birds right when the hen starts laying. They then continually feed heavy while the hen sits, then babies hatch, and all the way through the molt. This is giving colorant to a living creature solid for 4 some times 6 months if they go through multiple clutch's. Since color feeding is something the birds liver and kidneys must filter, just like everything else it ingests, It can tax the birds system severely. Sort of like drinking alcohol to excess without the drunk part, your body, especially liver gets effected. There is a reason one should always follow directions on the products, or even in birds as ourselves, more is not better. Again I hate color feeding, so I hate defending it, but in truth done correctly it is safe and ok, just not my cup of tea.

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    That is so sad and awful to know people would do this to a bird. I hate reading about things people do to innocent defenseless babies. They are so beautiful but not knowing how they got this way is enough for me to know I wouldn't have a colored bird. They are beautiful there natural colors.
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