Yellow factor canaries obtain their colouration from yellow carotenoid pigments in their diet, particularly Lutein and Zeaxanthin. The bird’s body converts these carotenoids to unique Canary Xanthophylls which are deposited into the growing feather sheath
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Passwell Yellow Factor Canary Seed
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Yellow factor canaries obtain their colouration from yellow carotenoid pigments in their diet, particularly Lutein and Zeaxanthin. The bird’s body converts these carotenoids to unique Canary Xanthophylls which are deposited into the growing feather sheath. If there are low levels of yellow carotenoids in the blood stream at the time of feather growth then the yellow colouration may fade somewhat.
Usually most fresh or green seed has sufficient levels of yellow carotenoids to maintain good colouration in yellow factor canaries. However, weathering, aging or processing of dry seed can lead to a decrease in the carotenoid content of the seed. Therefore dietary supplementation with yellow carotenoids may enhance the colour of Yellow Factor Canaries, when fed a predominantly dry seed diet of unknown age or carotenoid content.
Using Yellow Factor Canary Seed Yellow Factor Canary Seed is a standard canary seed mix that is infused with yellow carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin). Our unique infusion process means that carotenoids are absorbed into the kernel of the seed and are therefore readily assimilated into the bloodstream of the bird. Yellow Factor Canary Seed seed should be fed as the only seed component of the bird’s diet prior to and during the feather moult.
Best results are achieved if supplemented as a 50% mix with the usual seed diet all year round to maintain sufficient levels of circulating carotenoids in the blood stream. If feeding seed as the main diet, birds may become deficient in essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids, particularly when breeding.
We recommend supplementing with Passwell Egg & Biscuit, which contains a balance of these essential ingredients. Alternatively vitamins & minerals may be supplied from Passwell Multi-Vite for Birds, calcium and Vitamin D3 from Liquid Gold and essential fatty acids from The Good Oil for Birds. Ingredients: Canary Seed, Rape Seed, Linseed, French White Millet, Pannicum & Hulled Oats. Some seasonal variation in seed content and composition may occur. Active Constituents: Yellow Carotenoids 50 mg/kg (Lutein and Zeaxanthin)
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