Canary of Olomouc


Is historically the first attempt of our experts to breed a national race under the condition that there was used a minimum number of individuals of other breeds from foreign breeding institutes. The exhibition presents to the public the first prototypes of the emerging breed, the yellow-brown (cinnamon) canary. Regarding the structure of the plumage, the individuals can have it either intensive (A) or non-intensive (B) or with a mosaic structure (CI, CII). The crested birds can have their crest like a variable colour cap that the lizard has, but priority is given to individuals with a dark crest. The crest does not have a typical middle point as the existing crested breeds have, but it is divided into two parts. Priority in the breeding is given to those individuals whose parting goes from the invisible middle of the crest to the beak, which is typical for this breed. The area around the eyes below the crest cannot have lipochrome stains that can be as distracting as glasses are. Also bald spots on top of the head behind the crest are inadmissible.


Plainhead birds can have a cap of different shapes, but again, the priority is given to individuals without it. Coarse white lining begins in individuals without a cap (non cap) on the top of the head. If a bird has a cap, the coarse white lining begins behind it. However, in both cases, it extends to the back, where the coarse white lining creates a white stain, which is also a typical feature of this emerging breed of the coloured canary. The chest should include a drawing and it does not matter whether in the form of dots or dashes, which is a typical feature of this breed. The chest of the canary without drawings is a deficiency that in a way represents its imperfection.


The imperfections are the following ones: the crest without parting or without a hint of it, a bare place without plumage behind the crest, absence of coarse white lining on the top of the head in individuals without a cap, absence of coarse lining on the back, absence of a white stain on the back and absence of any drawings on the chest. The shape and size of the body is closer to a lizard canary rather than a coloured one. 


The genesis of this canary is combination of the following breeds: brown coloured lizard canaries, lizard canaries and finally Vectis canaries – still a Dutch national breed that added to that emerging breed just a crest. Breeding of this new national breed of the coloured canary lasted without interruption until the present days long 9 years.


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