There are many existing soaked seed recipes for the roller canaries,
following are some of those.
Soaked Seed By Hazel Stephens:
6 Lbs. Red Proso Seed (Red Millet).
6 Lbs. White Proso Seed (White Millet).
6 Lbs. Canola Rape Seed.
1 Lbs. Niger (Thistle).
1 Lbs. Buckwheat.
2 Lbs. Canary Seed.
2 Lbs. Safflower Seed.
4 Lbs. Black Sunflower Seed.
5 Lbs. Wheat.
Combined these seeds and store in a cool dry place.
Place of cup of this seed mixture in a clean wide mouth quart mason jar.
Cover with hot water and place in a warm but not hot area to soak for 24 hours.
Rinse well 3 times and set jar on it's side 18-24 hours.
Rinse well again. Put seed in a strainer and set aside until seed is
beginning to pop open (8-10 hours).
Rinse gently again and feed a small amount to each cage (only what they can
eat up within about 2 hours.
Refrigerate what isn't fed at that time in a zip lock bag and feed as needed.
Wash the soaking jar out thoroughly with soap and water before starting a
new bach in the jar. This will reduce the future loss of seed due to souring.
Some breeders use a drop of Clorox in the jar with the seeds the first soak,
but Clorox is not good for the birds. Washing the jar with soap and water before
use, and rinsing the seed daily is safer for the birds, and it works well.
Sprouted Seed By Fr. Thomas Hayes:
2 Cups of Rape Seed.
1 Cup of Safflower.
1 Cup of Canary Treat (or 1/3 cup of Thistle + 1/3 cup of Flax + 1/3 cup of Buckwheat).
Place the above mix in a jar (size depends on how much you use). Fill with
warm water to about 1/4 inch above seed line. Add 2 or 3 drops of Clorox
bleach. Leave it soak until next morning (approximately 24 hours soaking).
Empty jar into strainer and rinse and wash seed thoroughly with cold water
and leave set. Cover with paper towel. Repeat rinse toward 4 or 5 o'clock.
Leave set until morning in a reasonably warm place. (i.e: on the kitchen
counter beside the sink).
Next morning it should be sprouted to about 1/8 inch and is ready for feeding.
What is left over, put in Ziplock Baggies and store in the refrigerator.
Feed mothers with babies whatever amount she will consume. Young birds should
be fed this for at least six weeks after weaning. They seem to relish it.
Soaked Seed By Justin Agrella:
4 handfuls of rape.
2 handfuls of wheat.
2 handfuls of buckwheat.
2 handfuls of hemp.
2 handfuls of safflower.
2 handfuls of canary treat.
Place these seeds in a half gallon jar (pickle jars are perfect to this: washed of course).
Fill the jar with warm water and add about three drops of bleach. Prepare this in the morning allowing it to soak overnight.
The next morning empty the jar into a strainer, rinse with cold water and let stand with a covering of paper towel or cardboard.
Rinse again in the afternoon and by next morning it should be ready to use.
Remember to prepare only as much as will last about three days. This quality will tend to fluctuate as more young are hatched.
It may help to have one small and one large strainer to accommodate this.
I also rinse my soak seed before each use. (morning, noon, and early evening).