The Yorkshire canary was raised in Bradford, hence its name. It is a canary of position, the result of the cross between the lancashire canary with the bossu obtaining a thin, long and small-headed bird. To improve this breed it crossed with the norwich and obtained canaries with the upright position and the body more filled.
Morphology and plumage of Yorkshire
The length of this bird is 17.5 centimeters. The head is large and plump and is fused with the neck and body in an almost continuous carrot-shaped line. It is a canary that has an upright position that forms a 135º angle between the imaginary line that joins the eye with the tail and the line of the legs. The legs are long and thin and are almost together. This canary is domestic, robust and lively and a good player.
The plumage is very attached to the body, for this reason it should be short, thin and hard. The common colors in this canary are: orange yellow, yellow, white, yellowish white and in lesser quantity we can find the green and varied.
The yorkshire reproduction
For this breed it is recommended to make the couplings: green x yellow and peep x peep and intense x snowy. For reproduction it requires a large cage and a relatively large nest.
It does not reproduce as easily as the edge or the gloster, but if you are very careful, you can expect two nests with three chickens per season. It is not advisable to have more than 3 chickens in the nest, as they grow very fast during the first weeks. It is also better to raise with mature parents, 2 years or older, who will have more chicks and older than young couples.
The feeding of this bird also requires special attention for the young to grow properly, since they need many proteins to develop their long wings and tail feathers. Each breeder generally has their own menu, but the following seed mix is suitable: 10 parts canary seed, 4 parts rapeseed, 4 parts oats, 1 part kennel, 1 part hemp seed, and 1 part seed linen. You can also offer them salad or poppy seeds, spread on some damp bread.
The English often give their birds moistened thistle seeds, as it is a particularly hard seed. They should always have enough vegetables, but moderately.
Video song of the Yorkshire canary
The singing of this canary has little importance as it is a canary of position but the song is sonorous and pleasant.