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.



Updated Lizard show cage standard.

Black vinyl wrapping
Following consultation with the LCA Council members the Lizard show cage standard has been updated to include the use of black vinyl wrapping for the outside of the cage.

Clarification on the use of drinkers on Show cages.
After discussion at the May 2022 Council meeting the following clarification on the use of ‘D’ cup and drinkers on show cages has issued. Two options are available a ‘D’ cup drinker or a tubular drinker (10ml medicine version with a black base). The choice of drinker rests with the exhibitor. The exhibitor can opt for either one of the options or both. If the 10ml medicine drinker is used it is to be positioned between the 2nd and 3rd bars on the left front of the cage.

Please click to see the full show cage standard


LCA Patronage

Following the recent LCA council meeting the patronage offered by the LCA has been updated. Please click on the link to read the full details.


LCA Council meeting

The LCA will be holding a Council meeting on the 3rd Sunday in May – 15th May 2022. If any member has a particular item they would like discussed at the meeting please raise it with a Council member. Click here for Council member contact information.


Ian Adcock wins the Classic broken cap silver cock

After the loss of the Classic last year due to Covid restrictions it was pleasing to see the 2021 Classic go ahead and be well supported.

The show retained most of its tried and tested format, but there were innovations too. Click here for more information


Robert Yates Award – 2021

Hardworking chairman is awarded ‘well-deserved’ Robert Yates trophy THE LIZARD CANARY Association (LCA) has presented club chairman Jeremy Goacher with its prestigious Robert Yates Award… Click here to continue to read the article published in C&AB on 1st December 2021


LCA Classic 2021 – Prizes

After the issue of the show schedule we received a very generous donation for use as prize money at the forthcoming 2021 Classic.

The donor has requested that the money be presented as follows:-

  • £50 for Best Colour-fed.
  • £25 for Second Best Colour-fed.
  • £50 for Best Natural.
  • £25 for Second Best Natural.
  • £25 for Highly Commended Champion (i.e. any other bird in the Champion classes that the judge considers worthy of acclaim).
  • £25 for Highly Commended Novice (i.e. any other bird in the Novice classes that the judge considers worthy of acclaim).

The prizes will be awarded as follows – one bird, one prize.


LCA Classic 2021 – Sunday 14th November

The 2021 LCA Classic is to be held at Roade on the 2nd Sunday in November – 14th November.

Classes for the 2021 Classic will be the same as 2019 ie Colour fed – 14 Champion and 14 Novice classes and for Naturals – 7 Champion and 7 Novice classes. There will be awards for both Best Colour fed and Best Natural Lizards. Show schedules and entry forms have been sent out to all members.

Click here for the Show Schedule Classes and rules 2021 booklet
Click here for the Show Entry Form

They are also available from Ian Adcock – the Show Secretary. Please either email Ian at adcock33@btinternet.com call 07711 191811

Entries close on the 7th November

Special rules that apply to the 2021 LCA Classic.

Most importantly, to ensure everyone’s safety, you must not attend the show if you or anyone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms or you have been in close contact with someone who is Covid positive.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms within 7 days of visiting the event alert the Show Secretary so that the other attendees can be alerted.

As you are probably aware, there are no longer any specific Covid restrictions in place.

Although face coverings are no longer mandatory, if you feel more comfortable wearing one, then please feel free to do so. We recommend them whilst moving about.

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone and believe that, with a little common sense, we can enjoy ourselves as safely as possible.

Please note that the Classic will revert to its usual slot of the 1st Sunday in November in 2022.


LCA Classic 2021 – Sunday 14th November

The 2021 LCA Classic will be held at Roade on the 2nd Sunday in November – 14th November.

Classes for the 2021 Classic will be the same as 2019 ie Colour fed – 14 Champion and 14 Novice classes and for Naturals – 7 Champion and 7 Novice classes. Best in Show Awards for the 2021 Classic – The approach for the 2019 LCA Classic will be adopted for the 2021 Show ie there will be awards for both Best Colour fed and Best Natural Lizards.

Show schedules and entry forms will be sent out to all members by the Show Secretary in October.

Please note that the Classic will revert to its usual slot of the 1st Sunday in November in 2022.


26th August 2021

The National Exhibition Show – Stafford 2021 – 3rd October

The show schedule and entry form have been sent out to all members.

National schedule and entry form are also available from Tony Horton – the Show Secretary. Please either email Tony at anthony.horton01@gmail.com or call 07885 371903

Classes will be provided for colour-fed and natural coloured classic Lizard canaries.

Click here for the National show schedule

Click here for the Entry form

Entries close on 24th September 2021


March 2021

A look back at 2020

NOW that 2020 is over, instead of looking at the year prior, I thought I would reflect on the year that seemed to pass most of
us by… Click here to continue to read the article published in C&AB on 24th March 2021