Edited by andy p, 10 June 2012 - 10:41 AM.
What's the best canary for breeding mules
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:40 AM
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:02 PM
hi fireman ya right little crackers byt has the mosaic ancd the red factor are near one of a kind the little mules are yhe same in shape size etc ,when xst with the wee irish atb fella bunnys.
I breed my mules for myself and i don't like big mules, i use red factor and irish hens just because i like the shape of the mule.They look like nice shaped dainty birds and not bulky things,but like i say i breed them for me and they please me so personal choice really on what hens you pick mate.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:25 AM
he knows how to breed
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:36 AM
mules.Norwich yorkshire and border are the larger type of canary used for mules,coloured dimorphic
fifes and irish for miniature mules,norwich are the prefered choice for muling,although personally I think that there are only 2 british finches suited to this cross,bullie and greenie,the smaller types
can give a bird that has a large broad head and a small body which looks malformed and unbalanced.
Dimorphic or coloured are my preference to cross with a goldie,for siskin,redpoll and linnet,fifes and irish are more suited,both are free breeders,good feeders but I prefer the irish as they usually give larger clutches and their body shape is more like the british.Always try to use a yellow type feather
british cock and I try to use a yellow type feather hen to give double yellow young,2 reasons for this it allows the characteristics of both parents to be seen more easily and gives more vivid colour in the
offspring,dimorphics have a buff type feather and if paired to a buff type feather cock it is highly unlikely to produce a yellow type feather young,when pairing coloured I use an intensive(yellow type)
feather red black(bronze) hen to a goldie cock this x gives highly coloured young with a depth to the colour that is hard to better using any other type of canary,this reply is only my thoughts and opinions based on my experiences sorry this has turned into a bit of a lecture but mule breeding can be difficult at the best of times so I hope this helps you have good fortune in next season's breeding
Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:46 AM
I agree 100%.
May I add that if you are breeding miniature mules for exhibition an Irish/fife cross canary hen in my opinion is best because the mules from them tend not to have snipey head of the Irish and have better shape or type inherited from the fife.