Canaries were first bred in captivity in the 17th century, having been brought to Europe by Spanish sailors. This bird became expensive and fashionable to breed in courts of Spanish and English kings. Monks started breeding them and only sold the males (which sing). This kept the birds in short supply and drove the price up. Eventually, Italians obtained hens and were able to breed the birds. This made them very popular, resulting in many breeds arising, and the birds being bred all over Europe.
The same occurred in England. First the birds were only owned by the rich, but eventually the local citizens started to breed them and, again, they became very popular. Many breeds arose through selective breeding, and they are still very popular today for their voices.
The size is 300mm x 140mm with 8mm thick acrylic fronts. Images, Text and number in font as pictured, printed in specialist UV inks that dont fade. Choose from Brushed silver, Burnt Yellow, Light Grey, Gold or White backplate. Stainless steel fittings, screws and wallplugs provided. High quality, stand out product, more than just a number. Option to wrap and send as a gift with a note to a loved one for an extra £4.50. (outer unbranded pack with bubble wrap packaging, inner wrapped gift box with sign wrapped in tissue paper in brown paper, ribon and label)
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