"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible
objections must first be overcome."
- Samuel Johnson
A few years ago, this website was created with the
simple goal of sharing information about American Singer canaries with
folks who were interested in owning and breeding them. It has grown
beyond all imagining since that time.
As an active (and proud) member of
American Singers Club
Chapter 22 (DRAGON), I wholeheartedly support the goals of that club.
Those goals include: to recruit novices into the American Singer fancy &
to provide support and encouragement to both novice and experienced
breeders. For twenty-five years, DRAGON has led the way in providing
educational resources to those interested in the AS fancy. In the
traditional spirit of DRAGON, I offer the information on this website to
assist those seeking information about this wonderful breed of canary.
There are nearly as many methods and theories
about canaries and canary management as there are canary breeders. I
cannot possibly cover all perspectives - I can only share that which I
have found in my experience to be useful and that which I have discovered
through my research. In your travels on the internet and in your readings
you will most certainly find some information that contradicts that which
can be found on this website. As with all things you find on the
internet, you are best advised to approach WHATEVER you read with caution
- including information on this site. What works for one breeder's
birds could work very differently with your own. This is why as breeders
we must be conservative in our methods and diligent in our observations of
This website is purely a personal hobby for me-
there is NO paid advertising anywhere on this site (though a few services
on the site which are provided through companies such as Bravenet- such as
the Blog- may have advertisements). While I sell my
surplus stock from this site and provide information about my book,
The Practical Canary Handbook, I can assure you that the income
from these activities does not begin to cover the cost of caring for and
exhibiting my birds each year- let alone the cost of maintaining and
improving this site.