Fifes - An Excellent Choice for All
The Fastest Growing Popular Exhibited Caged Bird
The many reasons for its popularity compared with other canary breeds includes:
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A further reason for its popularity is that the Dewar show cage is used to exhibit both Fifes and Borders. Fanciers can move easily from one breed to the other and many leading exhibitors, including myself, keep both varieties because of this mutual show cage.
Whereas other breeds have become more sluggish with the increase in size, or their feather texture has become coarse, the Fife always appears active and inquisitive as soon as it is weaned. Particularly breeders who keep them alongside Borders or Glosters notice this.
As the variety has gone from strength to strength in numbers, the standard of the top exhibition birds has improved in both type and quality. Fifes are now doing well against other canary breeds at shows and often take Best Canary in Show Awards. The numbers are still increasing too, where as in many of the other breeds numbers are decreasing. In most areas of the country the Fife entry now exceeds the Borders in number and the rate of increase shows no sign of slowing down.