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May 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm #14596
The red factor canary is a popular pet bird, kept for the novelty of their vivid red plumage. Aside from their color, they are essentially identical t
[See the full post at: What you need to know about Red Factor Canaries]June 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm #14597Phil MumfordGuest
Is the red factor gene dominant or recessive?June 9, 2017 at 10:29 am #14598
I could be wrong, but I believe the color factor gene is recessive while the color intensity/melanin genes are dominant. So the correct answer is “a bit of both.”April 9, 2018 at 8:33 pm #14599Paula WatsonGuest
Why are my red canary’s feathers white at the roots?April 9, 2018 at 8:42 pm #14600
What you’re describing sounds like either frosted feathers (which is a genetic factor causing the lipochrome pigment to not reach the very tip of the feathers) or overly prominent down feathers.
Australian canaries are starting their moult right about now, so you’re probably seeing some extra white feathers as the older coloured feathers are replaced.April 10, 2018 at 4:25 pm #14601paula watsonGuest
Thank you, he has just started moulting, the first since I have had him which is only a few weeks.April 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm #14602paula watsonGuest
Another thing, my canary was lying on the floor of the cage with his wings outspread, in the end I sprayed him with water and he recovered, was it heatstroke? he seems fine now.September 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm #14603Jose ValladaresGuest
Can they survive in high temperatures or humiditySeptember 23, 2018 at 11:49 am #14604
Within reason, yes. The mix of warmth and moisture makes it more difficult to fight off disease though.October 13, 2020 at 11:55 pm #15886BeckyGuest
How do I choose a roommate for my red factor canary?December 7, 2020 at 7:00 am #16349YvonneGuest
Hi how can you visually tell the difference between intensive and none intensive red canaries.
I have 3 hens, peachey in colour with slightly lighter wing tips but not white
There not frosted.
Thank youApril 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm #17229Mark GaleaGuest
Hi, I am trying to breed a pair of beautiful red factors. I was not lucky with the first two broods, because I suspect the male killed them. However, 3rd time round, I removed the male close to hatching date, and the female has reared 4 chicks. They are in their 4th week and feathers are starting to show. My question is…..why do the feathers seem to be growing white?? The pair are both very red. Thanks.