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:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Makes sense - what the rich could afford.

Mary Kirkland said...

Pretty birds too.

Jax said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting, and nice photo love their yellow.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

The rich have to have their little perks

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely colour bird too!

All the best Jan

Kati said...

Clever way to control the market and the prices!

-Kati

Martha said...

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.