1. What is a Spanish Discontinuo?
A Spanish Discontinuo is the original Song Canary that was bred in Spain and was known as the "Canario del Pais". The Spanish Discontinuo is also known as Timbrado Discontinuo, unfortunately, this name causes a lot of confusion outside of Spain; sepcially here in America, and we prefer to call it Spanish Discontinuo as is called in Spain. Also, it is very important to note, that the Spanish Discontinuo is called Discontinuo because it doesn't have any continuous tour in its song (exampple of Continuos tours are timbres, rodadas). The Spanish Discontinuo can only have semi-discotninuos and discontinuous tours in its songs.
Here is a better definition.
A Spanish Discontinuo Song Canary is a song canary breed specialized in singing discontinuous and semi-discontinuous notes. This breed of canary was long bred in northern Spain and it was locally known as "canario del pais". The Discontinuo is the decedent of this ancient bloodline of “Canario del Pais”. Due to historical and political issues, the Spanish Discontinuo has been under the umbrella of the Spanish Timbrado as a different division called Spanish Timbrado Discontinuo. At the present in Spain the Spanish Discontinuo exists as new breed recognized by C.O.M Spain only, and also as a division of the Spanish Timbrado recognized internationally by C.O.M. World. A key different that set the Discontinuo apart from other breeds is its methodology of genetic selection. In this methodology teaching/tutoring the youngsters with tutors or recording devices by any means are strongly discouraged or forbidden. The youngsters should be grouped by family, and acoustically isolated from any adult canary to let them develop their genetic song on their own.
2. Is A Spanish Timbrado a Spanish Discontinuo?
No. A Spanish Timbrado and a Spanish Discontinuo are not the same. Unfortunately, the Spanish Discontinuo is also known or called Timbrado Discontinuo. However, we as most people in Spain call it Spanish Discontinuo as the bird has evolved into a very distinct breed, very different to the Spanish Timbrado.
3. Where can I get Spanish Discontinuo?
Unless you import your birds from Spain, here in the United States there is only one source of Spanish Discontinuo. Our club Floreos Y Compuestas has been importing Discontinuo directly from Spain since 2007, with the most recent import done in 2015. Any breeder from our club that has been certified with the club as a Discontinuo breeder can provide you with good quality Spanish Discontinuo.
4. What are the score sheet that you follow?
We use the score sheet for song canary from the Spanish Federation of Song canary (FECC)
5. Why you don't allow tutoring? The Spanish Discontinuo is based only on pure genetics. It doesn't need to be tutored, it's a bird that can compose and improvise its on song just like those great music compossers.
6. What happen if I tutor my birds with audios or adult birds?
You ruin the great opportunity to work with the genetics, and you cheat yourself. In the event that our judge
find your birds to be suspicious of tutoring, they will be immediately disqualified from the Song Contest. Absolutely no turoring is allowed from recording (audios) or maestros (aldult birds).