I DECIDED TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE FIRST NEST OF CANARIES OF THE SEASON. THE MOM IS A BRONZE RED FACTOR, AND THE DAD IS A VARIEGATED RED FACTOR.
AND THESE ARE THE KIDS...
A NEST OF 4 ... 1 DAY OLD
SINGLE BABY AT 5 DAYS OLD
WHAT A DIFFERENCE 5 DAYS MAKES!
10 -DAY -OLD BABIES
AT 15 DAYS OLD,
THEY TRULY LOOK LIKE
AT LEAST ONE WAS EVEN PERCHING ON THE EDGE OF THE NEST.
AT 17 DAYS OLD (ABOVE AND BELOW)
THE KIDS ARE PERCHING AND LOOK LIKE MINIATURE VERSIONS OF MOM AND DAD.
THE KIDS WILL STAY WITH THEIR PARENTS FOR ANOTHER ONE OR TWO WEEKS, THEN GRADUATE TO A CAGE OF THEIR OWN. THEY WILL GET ONLY SOFTFOOD (EGGFOOD) TO EAT UNTIL THEY ARE 6 WEEKS OLD, THEN SEED WILL BE GRADUALLY INTRODUCED. THEY WILL NOT BE ON A REGULAR SEED DIET UNTIL THEY ARE 10 WEEKS OLD.
I WON'T BE ABLE TO SEX THEM UNTIL THE MALES START TO SING IN THE FALL.
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Anita M. Golden
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UPDATE: The clutch above was from quite a few years back, as was the digital camera used. With the hookbills taking priority the last several years, the lighting in the birdroom was not conducive to having the canaries come into breeding condition. This past fall I decided to try to get my lighting back to a more natural schedule and see if I couldn't bring my canaries into condition as they were getting up there in age and I really didn't like the possibility of my canaries dying off and not having their song in the air. So...
this year we have baby canaries, and I decided to take pix so I could do a new page, aptly called CANARY BABIES 2.