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How to Cross a Finch and a Canary Bird

By Susan Lee | Updated November 01, 2017

A cross between a finch and a canary is called a mule, which in essence is a hybrid breed of bird. Crossing a canary with a finch produces a bird with a more melodic tone and the longer, happier life of the domestic canary. The green finch and gold finch are the most popular variety of finches to successfully breed with the canary.

Items you will need

  • Food

  • Female canary

  • Male finch

  • Breeder cage

  • Nesting

  • Male canary