Canary breeders and hobbyists need to keep accurate records of their pairings, expenses, and pedigrees. The most common way is by keeping records. Here are various forms and charts to help you with your recordkeeping. Another recordkeeping record that is becoming popular is to use breeding software. Below are links to Bird Breeding Software applications.
|RECORDKEEPING FORMS & PEDIGREE CHARTS|
* Please note: You will need MS Excel or Excel for Macs to view the files below. Click on links to download the files.
- Pedigree Spreadsheet
- Pedigree/Lineage Chart
- Pairing Form #1
- Pairing Form #2
- Bird Profile Form
- Cage Cards
- Leg Band Chart #1
- Leg Band Chart #2
- Reservations Forms
* Please note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files below.
- Record Keeping Forms (includes Pairing Form, Cage#, Offsprings, Birds Sold, and Pedigree Form)
|BIRD BREEDING SOFTWARE|
* Please note: Software below are for Windows PC. Please check with manufacturer to see if they have a Mac version.
- AviMate: AviMate Bird Breeder Software – Take control of your bird breeding records
plus contact management, invoice generation, and expense tracking. [Free Timed Trial. CD version. Price: $129.95 US + shipping.]
- ZooEasy: Bird breeding pedigree software for breeders of birds regarding record keeping
management of pedigrees, offspring, pairs, relationship, inbreeding, and show results. [Free Demo Version. Price: $ 85.00 US for Download version. $ 95.00 for CD version.]
- BirdTracker: Bird Tracker for Windows is a complete and versatile Avian Management Program designed to meet the needs of all avian breeders. [CD version. Price: $49.95 US + shipping.]
- BirdData: BirdData is a complete database program that I developed for my own needs as a parrot breeder, and later released and expanded in reponse to other breeders’ needs. Records are kept for individual birds and for breeding pairs. Runs on Win3.1x and Windows 95/98/NT. [Price: Free. Freeware.]
- Aviary Base Pro:Aviary Base Pro7 is the most comprehensive breeding program available anywhere in the world. Originally designed for the budgie breeders it has over the years been rewritten to be used by breeders of all bird species and even mixed collections. [Price: $80 US includes shipping.]