Canaries Available For Sale
Sunnyvale, California

Sold out until fall, to get on my waiting list, send email to: ginger@wolnik.us and put in the subject line: "Canary wanted" In the body of the message, say what type of bird you are looking for, eg. singing pet, breeding pair, American Singer or Waterslager.

I don't take deposits because I can't guarantee that I'll have a bird you will like. I'll add you to my email notification list and when I announce that I have the type of bird you want, reply and make an appointment. For someone who wants a singing pet, the best thing is to wait until I start announcing young males for sale, probably in mid or late November. I usually sell out of males by mid-January. If you want a young hen for breeding, they will be available after the show season in December and can be bred the following spring.

Buying a young male canary in the fall will allow you to choose a Guaranteed Singer that was on my show team as shown in this photo:


American Singer Male Canaries Singing in Show Cages

Sorry no shipping. Read Why I Don't Ship Birds. If I'm too far from you, search for an American Singer canary breeder closer to you in the ASC Breeder Referral List or the Western Waterslager Club Breeders List

Gender descriptions:

  • Proven Male (has fathered chicks)
  • Proven Hen (has laid eggs)
  • Singer (believed to be a male, but not bred)
  • Hen (believed to be a female, but not bred)
  • Unsexed Young Bird (no guarentee for gender)

Proven Males and Singers are guarenteed to sing within 2 weeks after pickup. If the bird does not sing and is otherwise healthy and not molting, then the bird may be returned for a full refund. Or, the buyer may keep the bird and accept a partial refund of the price difference between a male and female of the same age. The bird may also be exchanged for another male if one is available for sale. Hens that turn out to be males but are otherwise healthy may be returned or exchanged for another hen.

There is no health guarentee because a healthy bird can become sick or even die within a day due to improper care. This includes but is not limited to putting the bird in a draft, exposing the bird to smoke or toxic fumes, and not providing water in a drinker that the bird recognizes. The buyer is welcome to examine the bird, or have a friend come along to examine the bird at my house before purchase. It is recommended that the buyer purchase and read a book on canary care.

I feed my birds Mazuri Small Bird Pellets. A sample of this food is included with all bird purchases. The bird's pedigree going back 3 generations is also provided.

Photo Examples of Colors and Markings on the ASC Website

Base Color Descriptions:

  • yellow - deep yellow
  • buff - pale yellow
  • white - dominant white, has small yellow area on shoulder
  • orange - non-color fed red-factor
  • green - dark with yellow base
  • blue - dark with white base

Marking descriptions:

  • clear - all light, no dark areas (buff or white)
  • ticked - one small dark area
  • light variegated - about ¼ dark areas
  • medium variegated - about ½ dark areas
  • dark variegated - about ¾ dark areas
  • foul - all dark except one small light area, usually the tail
  • self - all dark, no light areas (green or "blue")

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