The Lizard Canary Association of Great Britain is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of the oldest breed of canary: the Lizard canary.


classic Lizard canaries
Clear cap gold hen (natural) . . . . . Broken cap silver cock (natural) . . . . . . Broken cap silver hen (colour-fed) . . . Non cap gold cock (colour-fed).

 

The Lizard canary is a living antique, with a history that spans over three centuries.  It is a creation of the Georgian period, and is bred for the pattern of its plumage: a design comprising intricate dark markings set against a rich gold or silver background.

The Lizard canary is so named because the pattern of its plumage has been likened to the scales of an exotic lizard, and its unique characteristics have survived unchanged up to the present day.

Thanks to the L.C.A. and the dedicated fanciers who maintain pure-bred strains of the breed, the Lizard canary has emerged from the verge of extinction at the end of the Second World War to become a well established, if still rare, breed with a golden future.


March 2020

Important update on rings

With the recent ‘lock down’ announced by the Government our ring supplier has been instructed to close its operations until further notice. This means any new orders for coded rings will not be able to be fulfilled at present. It also means that we will not be able to fulfill any orders for plastic split rings.

We do hold a small stock of LCA rings (not coded). Please contact Chris Jordan via phone or email (contact details are on LCA officials page) to see what stock is available.


March 2020

The April 2020 Newsletter has been issued to all members. If you haven’t received your copy please contact Ian Adcock at adcock33@btinternet.com


February 2020

Bottoms up!

Before you jump to conclusions, this article has nothing to do with drinking toasts, yet, when used in connection with the Lizard canary, it involves an action that is very similar. It means to take a bird in your hand and turn it upside-down so that the belly is uppermost. Some canary breeders do it to sex a bird, although that shouldn’t be necessary with the Lizard which is sexually dimorphic. There is however one very good reason why all Lizard breeders should. Click here to read the full article posted by Huw Evans on his blog Fine Spangled Sort on the 16th February 2020


15th January 2020

Updated LCA Handbook issued

The LCA Handbook has been updated and issued to all current members. If you haven’t received your updated handbook by 22nd January please advised the Secretary via email. The email address can be found on the LCA officers – LCA Council page.


11th December 2019

Years of service applauded.

Three former Council members of the Lizard Canary Association (LCA) have been recognised for their decades of loyal support. Last month, long-service awards were presented to…click here for the full article


December 2019

Ring orders for 2020 are now being taken. Please click on the link for more information


3rd November 2019

Alex Maclean wins the Classic with a broken cap gold hen

After the loss of the Classic last year it was pleasing to see the 2019 show go ahead and be well supported…for the full report click here
To read the article in Cage and Aviary Birds…click here