Our officers are elected to serve the club and guide the activities of the
I thought that canaries were just yellow birds that
tweeted until I purchased one at a pet shop. I was amazed that his song
sounded like there were ten different birds in one cage. When he died
and I contacted a breeder of American Singers to get a replacement I got
much more than a canary. The man I contacted was Roger Stroman, who
took pride in raising American Singers with the classic AS sound. I
purchased three pairs from him and started my adventure in raising and
exhibiting AS canaries. He was always willing to answer my questions,
no matter how basic or how complex and share his experience and advice
freely. I joined the Cleveland AS Chapter and, armed with enthusiasm
and lots of ideas, soon became their President.
The canary hobby has given me great joy, and has not only
been very interesting, but has led me to many friendships with people
that I would not have met otherwise. I love sharing the hobby with
others, and developed a website to promote AS as a pet. Visit it and
enjoy the sound clips from some of my male singers.
Vice President and Show Manager
discovered I was a canary lover during a weekend visit to a friend of
mine who had just purchased a little singer from a pet store. I was so
taken by the little fellow that I decided that as soon as I got
back home, I was getting a bird. Within a week, I had my first
joined the local bird club to meet more canary folks, but there were few
canarians. I then looked further and decided to attend the National
Cage Bird Show to meet people and learn more about all the kinds of
canaries I'd been reading about.
the show, the Dragon chapter of the ASC presented an introductory
lecture on the American Singer canary. I recall Judy Snider explaining
why the American Singer canary had it all! What a dedicated and
friendly group of people! I signed up right away and Judy was there to
help me, even though it was long distance assistance! I found out that
the bird does have it all: good looks, beautiful song and health. What
more could you want from your canary? I learned how to breed the birds,
and then I started showing them. It has been a wonderful hobby!
I got my first pair of canaries in June 1998. I thought
‘Oh, canaries would be easy to take care of, they don’t have to be
trained to sing’.
If only I’d known that I would end up with many more and devoting many
hours to them! But I love the thrill of babies hatching and waiting to
see what the pairs I combine produce for me. I love listening to their
beautiful songs and lively chatter as I enjoy my tea mornings and
afternoons. They delight everyone who takes a few minutes and quietly
listens to their cheerful songs.
I got started with American Singers thanks to my friend
Ninez who introduced me to them and their beautiful songs. I bought my
first pair of AS in 2002 when I attended the Texas AS Club competition
in Dallas. I joined the ASC then and have been an active member since,
acquiring a few more birds and breeding my own. I am still developing my
stock and looking forward to our new Chapter and future competitions
closer to home! I just fledged my first clutch of four into a flight and
I am enjoying this season!
I look forward to serving all of you as Secretary of our
newly formed ASC Chapter 43.
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I first kept
Roller canaries when I was 11 years old in my native Cuba. After my
family migrated to the U.S. my Dad and I once again began keeping
canaries, the then exciting “new” Red canaries. Over the years my
interests grew into all the color bred, a few of the Type, and for a
while Waterslaggers too. I gave up on those from lacking a club or
access to competition so I became discouraged.
Today I breed and show Color, Type, and once again I’m a beginner with
Song, this time American Singers! It is a
pleasure for me to share my experience and basic knowledge with all of
you and I welcome all suggestions and ideas about the American Singers!
of you as our newly formed AS Chapter 43 Treasurer is a privilege and a
pleasure that I take very seriously. I have some experience serving as
Treasurer for other Clubs and I look forward to your help to make our
Chapter financially strong and a great success for all of us.
As your Treasurer I shall keep you informed of our “Treasure”, ups &
downs, as we get support from you and spend on services and benefits for