The Gloster is one of the most popular type canaries.
It is a small, roundish, and compact bird; lively and bold.
The Gloster comes in two varieties:
One is the Corona, the bird with a complete circular crest on the head.
It's counterpart is the Consort, which has no crest.
Varieties include: Yellows, Greens, Cinnamons, Fawns, Blues, and Whites;
Clear to Heavy Varigated Varieties
There are two possible pairings that should be avoided.
One is pairing Dominant-whites with each other; otherwise, ¼ of the young will not be viable and may die in the egg or soon after hatching.
The same applies to the pairing of two crested birds;
a Corona should always be mated with a Consort.
Whether the cock or the hen is crested is immaterial.
Fawn Corona Hen, Best Gloster 2004 at Greater Chicago Show.
Best White & 4th Best Corona at 2005 National Cage Bird Show.
Varigated Corona hen
Best Gloster 2002 & 2003 at many shows.
3/4 Dark green Corona hen
Winner of Best Gloster, Greater Chicago Show
Cinnamon Variegated Corona hen
Quality Gloster & Stafford Canaries.
Jan Davie St. Charles Illinois
WINNER OF 2005 BEST GLOSTER AT THE NATIONAL SHOW.