This dietary supplement intensifies the yellow colour of the plumage and increases the resistance. 'All the best,Haith's. Cage birds are completely in the charge of bird-keepers and their health and well-being are mirrored exactly in what they are fed. Dark greens really do work and will add and deepen the yellow. As new feathers grow, the new feather is fed through the blood and the colouring enters the feather through that blood. If they are to lead healthy lives, it is a duty to give them the best. It used to be much more difficult to colour-feed than it is now and it’s comparatively easy these days due to modern products. When you have viewed a few items they will appear here for your reference. I’m getting so confused with so many different suggestions of what is the best food to give! It uses our famous Robin Red and it is rich in proteins, which promote tip-top condition especially in show birds. You have disabled javascript in your browser, please enable. They require exogenous sources of carotenoids or related substances to enable full development of yellow orange and red pigments in their feathers. Fred Wright, Quick question - do red agate canaries also require color feeding? If this does not happen, a white or yellow bird would grow a new feather of its initial colour and not be “coloured” So – it’s the special feeding that brings about the colour change.When the bird is used for breeding – it’s easy to understand that nothing has changed of the genetics (the inheritance bit of the bird) so the bird will breed true to its natural colour. As feathers consist of dead cells and are consequently not fed by the metabolism, they absorb the colour when they are formed. The feather formed retains its colour until the formation of a new feather. If the birds was originally white – it will breed as a white bird! Please note: bird seed recipes may change without notice in line with crop availability, but we'll always select a suitable seed replacement. Yel-Lux should always be given in the feed and never in the drinking water. Many breeders prefer Ready-mixed Colour Food, as it is time-saving and trouble-free. On average, the plumage is changed once a year, however, not always all at the same time. You have disabled javascript in your browser, please enable. Red-factor canaries deposited the same plumage carotenoids as yellow canaries, but also deposited red ketocarotenoids. And the best is Haith’s. Hi allI have feed white canary with red colour, now he have a bit red colour on is feathers.I want to pair with white female, the colour will affect the baby’s?I appreciate if somebody can help. The canary was named for its place of origin, the Canary Islands; the islands were named after the dogs kept by the islands’ residents, more specifically after the Latin designation for dog, canis. It is especially recommended for the Novice breeder, as results are more predictable. First the best and only true way to deepen the yellow in canary’s, “in my opinion” is with greens. Dear Edward, Many thanks for your comments on this blog piece, I can direct you to another blog here: https://www.haiths.com/cage-and-aviary-bird-seed/feeding-canaries-and-british-finches-before-during-and-after-the-moult/ (Copy and paste this URL into your web browser to view the blog). The colouring agent is eventually filtered out of the blood. Most canary fanciers will continue to feed colour-food in case any odd feathers drop and any new or replacement feather will still be coloured. He will be 8 weeks old when I get him and need help with what is the best for him. There are three base types amongst pet Canaries – the classic yellow (Lutino), derived from the colour present in the wild Canary; the Red Factor (Rubino), whose rosy tint derives from a genetically imported red pigment, the result of South American Red Siskins being introduced into the gene pool by cross-breeding with Canaries; and white, in which base colour pigments are lacking (Note: most white … For best results colour feeding should begin before birds start to drop feathers, so allowing colour to pass into the blood stream prior to commencement of new feather growth.