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The Lancashire is the largest of all English breeds of canary, the aim generally being for eight inches as an ideal length.  It is a bold and upstanding bird which should never crouch or lean across the perch.  It is  a crested variety in which two types of individual are to be found, namely those with a crest (known  as “Coppies”) and those without (known as “Plainheads”).  Both form an integral part of the breed as a whole.  The Lancashire is always bred in the clear form, either yellow or buff, with no variegation such as found in other breeds of canary, and the only departure from this ideal that is allowed is in the form of a grey or grizzled coppy in the crested birds.


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