Canaries began to be created by man by the thirteenth century. Since then, a variety of colors emerged through mutations, selective creations and even hybridization. Until the early twentieth century, the singing and the shape of the canaries were targets of the dedication of the creators. However, a mutation arose in a breeding of canaries of classical singing, drawing attention to the color of birds. This fact has prompted a new interest from developers, triggering a series of experiments. In fact, if there were no breeders there would not be this huge variety of colors.
In general, there is a commonality among all bird breeders - passion. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this activity became a great ally against stress and may even become an important addition to the family budget.
The current canaryculture imposed a series of demands to the achievement of success in creating and breeding of birds, and the genetic enhance is the main factor for those who want to stand out in the creation of color canaries, requiring a detailed study of the subject.
Certainly, like any other creation, the technical capability is what will dictate the breeder´s success. It does not help to get canaries of high genetic quality, if the creator does not hold them properly, following basic parameters and taking all necessary precautions to provide health and welfare of his birds.
In this book, the authors present the techniques used by the best designers who want to start creating color canaries. Aspects such as facilities, food management, reproductive management, animal health, genetics of color, market, among others, are addressed in a simple and accessible way to all who wish to succeed in canaricultura.