How To Tell Gender Of Canary

by Chloe Boetcher
(Cape Town)

Young Canaries

Young Canaries

Tap nest box with finger, if you see some chicks with their head down and tail up that means they are a male (the females will just stare at you).

I got this info from www.avianweb.com (it is James Anagnos unique way of telling telling the gender of a canary)

*****DARREN'S COMMENTS*****
No offense intended but this sounds like just another old wives tale to me. The reason this method is "unique", and no one else uses it, is because IT DOESN'T WORK!

Try it if you like, you'll see that you'll get the gender correct about 50% of the time, which of course, my 3 year old daughter can do with her eyes closed.

Thanks for your comment.

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Nov 24, 2013
gender NEW
by: coli d

if u turn the bird upside down when is featherd up if it has two to three long feathers on the vent it could be a male not a 100% but it has worked for me most of the time

Mar 20, 2012
Gender please
by: james

I am sure after experience for many YEARS,a Canary breeder should give you a answer on the gender of the Canary ?...could someone help please? James.South Africa

Mar 02, 2012
ADULTS
by: Anonymous

I have heard this many times before but all vets say that you cant tell untill they are an adult.
I have a red Canary who is eight months old and nine days I cant tell which gender he is but if you have any more infomation then please put it on. I could use some help.

Canarys ROCK !!!

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