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   THE LIPOCHROME CANARY A lipochrome canary is a clear bird without any melanin (pigments) in the plumage. Due to the absence of the enzyme factor, melanin is not visible in the feathering. This applies to the yellow ground colour as well as the red and white ground colour canaries. The yellow ground colour was transmitted from the wild canary (Serinus canaria) and the red ground colour from the transfer of genes by crossing the Red Siskin (Carduelis cucullata) with a yellow canary. Canaries with the white ground colour are divided in white dominant and white recessive. Both of them are special mutations. The difference between a white dominant and a white recessive canary is the remaining yellow or red ground colour in the wings of the white dominant. The standard for lipochrome canaries (intensive & non-intensive) requires a pure and uniform lipochrome colour in the entire feathering, including the wing and tail. In the yellow and red canaries, the non-intensive also called frosted or buff canary shows a fine, evenly distributed brightened edges over the feathering which gives the bird a lightly powdered or also named ‘frosted” appearance. The beak, nails and legs must be flesh-colored.
  Lipochrome Yellow Canary
Lipochrome Red Canary
 Lipochrome White Canary
The factor ivory is present when a dilution of the ground colour occurs. In the lipochrome yellow canaries it is called Lipochrome Yellow Ivory and in the lipochrom red canaries it is called Lipochrome Red Ivory. The last remaining melanin we recognize the dark eye. Once again this melanin is gone, we're talking about the Ino-Factor  Lutino for the lipochrom yellow bird  Rubino for the lipochrom red bird  Albino for the lipochrom white bird
   WHITE WING CANARIES Yellow, yellow ivory, red and red ivory lipochrome canaries are divided in two more types:  Canaries with coloured wings  Canaries with white wings Basically are the white wing canaries equal as the coloured wings, except the wing and tail feathers are without any ground colour. This is a result of an inactive enzyme factor. Beak, legs and claws are also flesh coloured.
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