Meet Barry The Gloster Canary, a Bird With a Bowl Beetle Feathercut, Winning Internet Hearts With His Sassy Looks
Meet Barry, a Gloster canary who looks adorable with his groovy hairstyle in a perfectly done bowl cut. Believe it or not but he is an Instagram star with more than 2000 followers. Gloster canaries have a beautiful appearance and color while also having a louder voice compared to other groups in the canary family. Gloster canaries originated in the Canary Islands but are still not seen in the wild. Gloster canaries are a result of decades of selective breeding between the Border canary, Roller canary and small crested canary. The birds can be seen sporting cute Beetle haircuts and aren’t very social with humans like parrots.
1Gloster canaries are a selective mixed breed
Gloster canaries are small and very active members of the canary family. Their origin is from Canary Islands and the Azores. They will never be found in the wild as they are a result of selective breeding between the Border canary, Roller canary and small crested canary.
2Corona canaries were discovered in 1925
There are 2 varieties of Canary:-Consorts (Canaries having a smooth head) and Coronas (having a crested head). They were first discovered and exhibited in 1925 in the crystal palace exhibition. Barry here is a fine example of a Corona canary.
3Their typical feature is a beetle haircut just like Barry
The scientific name of these canaries is Serinus canaria Domesticus. The female canaries are short-voiced but have sweet voices whereas the males sing with a loud voice. Their voice along with their “Beatles haircut” apparently makes them sexier and easier for breeding.
4Barry is 1 and a half year old
Gloster canaries have an approximate life span of 7 – 12 years. According to the owner, Barry himself is around 1 and a half year old. These birds are healthy but they can suffer from ingrown feather deformities and they should be prevented from breeding. Most ailments a canary usually suffers from are due to improper diet. This is why they should be always fed vitamin enriched seeds.