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.

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

November 2019

What does rescinding the colour feeding rule mean?

At its AGM on 3 November 2019, the Lizard Canary Association revoked the “colour feeding rule”…to read the full information click here

To read the article in Cage and Aviary Birds…click here

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