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The Breeding Room

The following article is a translation from the van Gils Canary website. In it, he highlights the importance of matching our breeding aspirations to practical

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Going Light

Going Light – Wout van Gils Early signs: Frequently, the bird may be observed fluffed up at the bottom of the cage. Unfortunately, this indicates

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Holding birds

Handling Birds (Courtesy of Wout van Gils) At times, it becomes necessary to handle a bird. With tame birds, this can be done without using

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Tip 1: Feather pecking

Who doesn’t know it: a beautiful nest of chicks in the morning, and in the evening, they are completely plucked bare. Yes, it’s heartbreaking. But

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Tip 4: Ringing Nestlings

Ringing Nestlings The process of ringing young birds is always a confirmation that everything is progressing well, but it can also be suspenseful. We are

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Tip 7: Early Breeding?

  Early Breeding Of course, there can be reasons for early breeding, such as vacations or work schedules. But does early breeding actually have advantages?

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Tip 8: Feeding Nestlings

Feeding Nestlings. While feeding nestlings is nothing new, it can still save the lives of some lagging behind. However, when deciding to supplement their diet,

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The Drying Cabinet

The Drying Cabinet: (drying) After the birds have been washed, it is important to let them dry quickly. This can be done in the drying

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The egg

The Egg Soon it begins again. Nervously, the breeders observe their flights, catching a male, then a female. And they check! Are the birds healthy,

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Egg Candling 

Egg Candling The breeding period is always an exciting time. Once the nest is prepared, curiosity arises about the number of laid eggs. A few

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Feathering (Plucking) of Nestlings

Feathering (Plucking) of Nestlings A problem that many breeders face is the feather plucking of their chicks during breeding—tail feathers, down, even entire plumage. It’s

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Foster Breeding

The Foster Breeding: Much has been said and written about this breeding method. It is a topic that frequently comes up in presentations, and rightfully

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Breeding requires attention

Breeding requires attention. W.v.Gils. During the incubation of a bird, the embryo develops inside the egg. Several factors, such as light, temperature, and oxygen, are

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Becoming Independent Nestlings!

Becoming Independent Nestlings!!! It’s often heard that many young birds die shortly after becoming independent. Of course, nature naturally selects weak birds, but it’s unfortunate

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Zwarte hoorndelen hoe ?

Black horn parts in the canary, s: Giving the bride’s veil   Every canary breeder, especially who breeds to our standard, knows that our canaries in

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Coccidiose then foniopaddy?

NEW: Combat Coccidiosis with a Natural Product!!! (Foniopaddy) Through a German colleague bird enthusiast, I got in touch with this new natural product for combating

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Breeding Calender

For keeping track of your breeding results, providing nutrition, etc., it’s essential to know when the laid eggs hatch. Most breeders collect their eggs and

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Bridal veil for black horn parts.

Black horn parts in canaries: (then bridal veil) Every canary breeder, especially those breeding according to our standard, knows that our canaries in the black

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Part 1. Preparation for breeding

Preparation for Breeding – Part 1 Many articles have been written, hours spent on presentations, and discussions about preparing for breeding. Yet, questions still arise

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Elevating Red Canaries

When it comes to raising canary birds, we know that this should be done thoughtfully. In recent years, not only the wing feathers but also

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Red and Black Eyed Canary

Canary (Albino) with Black and Red Eye!!!! Breeding result Wout van Gils… On May 20, 2009, I conducted a nest inspection. Out of the four

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Breeding Issues in Canaries

Breeding Issues in Canaries Every canary breeder has encountered challenges during breeding. Those who claim they never face issues are yet to be born. With

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Raising Canaries (Part 2)

Raising Canaries (Part 2) 13. Feeding When it comes to feeding canaries, primarily seed-eaters, their diet consists of a combination of seed mix, egg food,

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Stock Breeding

For the experienced breeder of canaries and/or mutations, this will certainly be nothing new. The idea that top birds will be bred immediately if one

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The Early Breeding

It is perfectly possible to influence the breeding drive of birds, especially for the “early” breeder who often intends to start breeding in December. This

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Recognize man or femail.

In various colors of our canaries, it is already possible to determine whether it is a male or female, even from the hatching of the

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Is it going wrong already?

Is it going wrong already? I am writing this article on 22-02-2003 in response to emails from canary breeders who are already experiencing problems. What

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Intensify yellow canary birds

Raising Yellow Canaries: A Guide by Wout van Gils Introduction: Frequently, questions arise about raising yellow canaries—why, how, and what products to use, among others.

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Dissecting Canaries.

Dissecting Canaries. 1. When embarking on breeding canaries, inquire, read, and thoroughly study the standard first. (YOU MUST KNOW THIS!) Purchase from a breeder who

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The nest and nesting material

Introduction: When our birds reach breeding age, they often exhibit distinctive behaviors. The male starts to whistle vigorously, stands tall on its legs, and displays

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Hand-feeding Nestlings

Hand-feeding Nestlings This is nothing new and can certainly save some young stragglers from dying. There are some points to be watched, however. One is

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Once again, perches

Once again, perches Dear friends of the canaries, still some national exposures and still some others. Then the great challenge, the world championship arrives, and

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Feather Plucking

Feather Plucking Although feather plucking is preventable, all canary breeders would have encountered this troublesome issue at some point. Several potential reasons and causes need

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Candling

Candling Candling eggs is done to determine whether or not they are fertilized. However, straightforward mistakes are still made occasionally. These often occur when the

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Care during the moult

Care during the Molt The molt is familiar to every bird fancier and is recognized as an annual event in the life of his canaries.

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Ringing your chiks.

Ringing your chicks – Things to look out for during and after ringing – Courtesy  Ringing is always an enjoyable activity with the chicks having

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Cock of Hen

Checking for Breeding Condition – With canaries it is often possible to identify their gender even when the young are hatched. But in many cases

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