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
Color varieties include: Yellows, Greens, Cinnamons, Fawns, Blues, and Whites; Clear to Heavy Varigated Varieties
There are two possible pairings that should be avoided:
- 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.
- pairing two crested birds; a Corona should always be mated with a Consort
Whether the cock or the hen is crested is immaterial.
Cinnamon Variegated Corona, hen
by Jan Davie, St. Charles, Illinois
Heavy Variegated hen, winner of the nationals 2014