I raise wonderful American Singer canaries,
following the principles and guidelines set out by the founders of the
The goal in my birdroom is
to produce canaries that have an outstanding, free harmonious
song with plenty of variety and a beautiful shape that will
please the average pet owner.
This is true to the intention of the original creators of
the American Singer breed.
As Spring approaches, breeding pairs are carefully selected with that
goal in mind, but with the added challenge of producing show
quality young to exhibit at bird competitions. An American
Singer competition is mostly about the song, and the largest
portion of points the judge can award the birds is based
on the bird's freedom (willingness to sing) and their rendition
(elements of their song).
Because I want others to experience
the joy of hearing an......
Aria From A Bird Cage,
I make some of my canaries available to folks who want to enjoy a pet
bird in their home. Males are generally offered for $100-$125 and
hens for $60-$75. My foundation stock includes all colors,
from yellow, white, green, blue, cinnamon, and fawn and wonderfully
Feel free to
contact me by email or give me a call to inquire
about those currently available or to reserve your place on the
waiting list. Please be sure to put something about
canaries in the title line, as I tend to get a lot of junk mail
and delete many messages before opening them if they aren't
Birds are bred early in the year, during
January, February and March. As Summer approaches, the youngsters are
growing and young males are refining their singing skills by
listening to older males who are tutoring them. By early Fall, folks on
the list are contacted to arrange a visit to the aviary to make
their selections. I don't sell babies before they have
completed their juvenile molt, as that is a physically demanding
time for them and they need to come through it without the added
stress of moving to a new home.
All canaries I raise are banded with American Singer closed leg
bands which are engraved with the year of hatching and the
unique number. The bands are registered with the National
Secretary of the American Singer Club, Inc., assuring purchasers
that the birds are purebred representatives of the breed. A
written pedigree is also provided with each canary.
BEST IN SHOW Winner - 2009 -
New Orleans. V214-08 who is a son of Martin (R034-06) who
you can listen to on this site (see Arias and Photos page).
Judge Patricia Hartnett said she could "listen to this bird sing
Jeanne Pieper, American
Singer Judge (left) with BEST IN SHOW Winner, Brenda Varhola
(right) - 10/16/10. The bird is E358-10 and is a son of
V214-08 (grandson of Martin R034-06). Ms. Pieper exclaimed
that he is the "one of the best American Singers she has ever
heard with variety, tone, posture and accent notes".
Winning Lineup in New
Orleans 10-30-10 - My birds are in the 1ST, 3RD, 5TH, and 7TH
place. Now isn't that 'odd'. The Best in Show winner
is E406-10, who is a grandson of Martin (R034-10). He's a
heavy variegated blue. Judge Vanessa Johnson said he is a
"showman that draws attention".
This handsome cinnamon bird
(E415-10) won BEST IN SHOW in Temple, Texas in 2010. The
judge said he was entertaining, with a sweet, long song.
He is a son of V214-08 and a grandson of Martin (R034-06)