Posted by sandy on April 16, 19100 at 22:01:18:
In Reply to: Re: dimorphic canaries posted by sandy on April 16, 19100 at 21:45:33:
: : I recently purchased what was defined as a dimorphic canary.Can you please explain this terminology,and anything else that may help me understand what can of canary I have. Thank you.
These canaries are carrying two characteristics if you have the NEW type they will be a white ground color and have specific points of color in the area of the head ,a full mask if it is a male and only "eyeliner" if its a female.the other points of color are on the wing butts (shoulders)
and the root of the tail.It is easy to sex these canaries due to the markings. Different rules apply to color feeding these canaries.The CLASSIC type you will find shows more color through the body areas,they should be bred only to the new type or you will have babies resembling very poor frosted birds.The dimorphic or Mosaaic is the third feather type it is rounder on the tip than the frosted,if you bred new type to new type for two many generations you may encounter feather lumps.I have found them challenging but when you get a good one exquisite.good reference book Canaries color ,type and song.
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