Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fact of the Day: Singing Canary

Most of the first domesticated canaries in Europe were kept in the royal courts. Mainly because only monarchs and nobles could afford them. This was mainly because the original breeders only let people have the males (which sing) and kept the hens. 

9 comments:

  1. Makes sense - what the rich could afford.

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  2. They are pretty enough for royalty!! But royalty can keep them. I'm petrified of birds... lmao

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  3. Interesting, and nice photo love their yellow.

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  4. When I was a little girl, I knew an old lady who had a singing canary in a cage. And a set of glass windchimes which I thought were marvelous too.

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  5. The rich have to have their little perks

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  6. Such a lovely colour bird too!

    All the best Jan

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  7. Clever way to control the market and the prices!

    -Kati

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  8. When I was a kid, one of my neighbours had a canary and I was very fascinated by it. I loved the way it would sing.

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