One of the highlights of the Houston Bird Show was meeting Francisco! I ask him to e-mail this sexing canaries trick for posting.
Francisco writes "Hi Linda, I need to tell you about an article a read in may local news paper last year, a way so easy to sex canaries, they called it a “dummy proof way to sex canaries”; according to the article this can be done when the babies are still in the nest (about 10 – 12 days old) all you have to do is approach the nest, any baby that digs his head into the nest is a male, baby hens will slightly lower them self but keep eye contact with you. I put this method to the test with some sex link birds this past year, and it work every time, the only time I had problems was with some of the babies I had to hand feed frequently, they were so used to being handle that they did not shy away from me. Give it a try, I hope it works for you.
My Face Book account is ; ( Born to sing canaries ). Remember it's in Spanish I posted several pictures from the Houston Show. Take care and hope to see you soon again, maybe we can get you to come to San Antonio and judge our show
Our clubs Face Book page is (Alamo Exhibition Bird Club) you can see some picture of our Bird Show
Francisco A Salas
Francisco is also an accomplished dog handler and when I told him of my troubles getting Lucca to walk on the leash instead of jumping on me and grabbing the leather strap, he said first play and totally wear him out and then put the leash on him and walk him. This worked amazingly well and now my family is also walking him and they can't believe how good he is on the leash! Thanks so much Francisco!