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History and General of the

Spanish Timbrado Canary

A very interesting development history is told about the Spanish Timbrado also called Timbrado Espanol. An approach triaging of this very interesting song canary already started in several hundred years ago. The  song of the Spanish timbrado canary is a natural singing which is the song of the wild canary (Serinus canaria) most similar. Because of the varied song and variety of the tours (total of 12 tours) with additional vocal parts surpasses the song of the Spanish timbrado all other kinds of song canaries. The history of the Spanish timbrado canary goes back before the beginning of the canary trading in spain. The wild canaries were kept as captive cage birds on the Canary Islands long before the first birds were exported to Spain or Europe. Furthermore the history tells that the first breds of canaries on the mainland Spain are among the early days of the Spanish timbrado, even though the name would not be created. While in Germany, Belgium and Netherland the deeper voiced birds were developed, in France and England the colour and the type canaries with their different feather texures, postures and shapes observance found, Spain breeders selecting the canaries for the best song birds, but preserving the sound of the wild canary as nearly as possible, which is still significant in the development of the Spanish timbrado canary.



The development of the Spanish canary made over the years through many stages to change the look and size of the bird. Also with the crossing of frill canaries the breeders attempted the size and the shape of the Spanisch timbrado. As a result they lost the goal to breed a special song canary. Only again in the early 20th century some breeders began to cross their birds back to the wild canary from the Canary Islands in order to get back the original voice of the Spanish song canary. But much of their work was lost due to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Nevertheless, the further development of the present Spanish timbrado canary was unstoppable. Due to this development may be said that the Spanish timbrado is the oldest and newest song breeds at the same time and something special more: Today standards for three types of songs have been established: 1. The ‘classical’ line (clasicos) - the     original line which include many rolls in     high, medium and deep pitch in the     song 2. The ‘Floreado’ line (discontinuos),     which are never crossed with rollers or     frilled canaries.     They also have only few or no rolls in     their songs. 3. The ‘Intermediate’ line (intermedios),     which fall anywhere between the     ‘classical’ and the ‘Floreado’ line.