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The Scotch Fancy Canary, aka Scottish Canary, w as developed from imported Belgian canary stock during the early 1800s. By the 1830s, a distinctly new variety had evolved by selection in Glasgow and central lowland Scotland where it was known as The Glasgow Don and more descriptively as The Bird o' Circle'.
The Scottish Canary is one of the 'birds of position' in contrast to the purely 'type' canaries, such as the Border Canary or the Yorkshire. The ideal was that from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail the form should be like the rim of a circle. The more the bird conformed to a perect circle, the greater were the points awarded.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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