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 Consort, male
Varigated Corona, hen
Best Gloster 2002 & 2003 at many shows
Cinnamon Variegated Corona, hen
Blue Corona, male
White Grizzle
Fawn Consort, hen
Champion Bloodlines
by Jan Davie, St. Charles, Illinois