“When I was about six or seven years old my father brought home a Canary. From that day on I was hooked on birds. Since then I have bred and raced Homing Pigeons, bred Fancy Pigeons, all types of Canaries, Finches, Cockatiels, and Budgies. Most of my life I had one type of bird or another.
My favorite bird is the Gloster Canary first, and the Yorkshire Canary second. That is what my bird room consists of now. I breed and show both, and have done well at the local shows. I have also won the National Gloster Show two times (2006 and 2008) placing the Best Corona and Best Consort at both events.
Glosters and Yorkshires are not always the easiest birds to breed. I find they both tend to be a little lacking in the feeding of the young during the first week. This is why several of the hens get some help from me. For this reason I use “Orlux Hand Feeding Formula” on the chicks. I have tried others, but there is no comparison. The Orlux dissolves completely in water, and the young love the taste. When I first used it the thing I noticed immediately when I opened it was how good it smelled. Many of my friends in the Fancy have used it with great results after I recommended it to them.
During the breeding season along with the sprouted rape seed, I also give my birds “Orlux Dry Yellow Egg Food”. In fact they get the Dry Egg Food almost all year long. My Glosters have good feather texture and good color. When other breeders ask me my secret I tell them it’s the “Orlux Egg Food. During the moult the Egg Food is in front of them at all times. I also use “Orlux Calci-Lux in my water through out the year.
Originally the breeders in the Tri-State area used to have problems getting the Orlux products on a regular basis. Since then Kings Cages International in East Brunswick, New Jersey has become the new sole distributor of all the Orlux Products. We now have a fresh supply on hand at all times.
When I was a teenager an old timer Pigeon flier once told me “you will only get out of your birds what you put into them”. I never forgot that, and still practice it today.”