The oh, so cool, Gloster Canaries...You know, the canary birds with the Beatles haircut.
The Gloster Canary is often confused with the Crested Canary.
Although the Gloster does have a "crest"...there is a separate breed of
canary--also with a crest--called the Crested Canary.
The Glosters were bred to be small--short and stubby--no longer than 4
3/4 inches. For years the Glosters were being shown along side other
Crested Canaries but finally in 1925 were recognized as a separate breed of
Like most canaries the Gloster was named after the area in which he was
developed. Mrs. Rogerson of Gloucestershire---just say
"Gloster"...close enough ;-) --- crossed
and Crested and
ended up with the...
Although a Type
Canary --and not bred for singing--the Gloster is known to have a beautiful
song. That song, combined with the fact that he sports the "Beatles Haircut", and being small and cute, the Gloster has become very popular.
Any Gloster with the crest is referred to as a Corona and those
without crests (plainheads) are Consorts...
Due to some kind of "genetic glitch" a Corona should never be bred to
another Corona...low chick survival is the outcome. Corona and Consort are
generally bred together but Consort to Consort is another alternative.
Glosters are seen in many color variations including...
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Find a breeder of Gloster Canaries...click here.
To find out more about the Gloster visit the
National Gloster Club .
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