The genetics of Canaries can become complicated when talking Cinnamon & White, and I am not going to bore you with chromosomes, genes and sex-linked, or the first experiments done by Gregor Mendel. If you are into that, then I suggest you go to a site or book that specialises in Avian Genetics.
What I have attempted below is to give you the anticipated results based on the hen & cock.
Now genetics and chance play an important role and results as shown would be dependent on a large sample not a single pairing, however the results would be indicative.

As the Fife does not come with a crest, I am not covering it.
In the Pairing column, where I have NOT used Cock or Hen, it means that the results would be the same whatever sex.
I have taken for granted that you realise that Green & Cinnamon are either Yellow or Buff under.  Therefore when your pairing Green to Cinnamon you also need to consider are they Yellow or Buff.
Also the progeny from any pairing will average 50% Cocks & 50% Hens.
(Yellow in some countries can also be known as Intense and Buff known as Frosted).

What I have not mentioned in the following tables is that when the melanins are present, which makes a bird Green or Blue etc, they could be Self which is 100% Green, to Lightly variegated even clear. Therefore, you can have a Cinnamon which is Clear Buff/Yellow or White; the only thing that makes it identifiable as a Cinnamon is its PINK eyes (seen most easily as chicks). These clear Cinnamons should not be confused with “Cinnamon Carrying Cocks” which have BLACK eyes.

Pairing Progeny
1 Buff X Yellow 25% Buff hens, 25% Buff cocks & 25% Yellow cocks & 25% Yellow hens
2 Buff X Buff 100% Buff ( NOT recommended as feathers become too soft and may form feather lumps)
3 Yellow X Yellow 50% Yellow, 25% Buff & 25% DoubleYellow (This pairing is NOT recommended because feathers become too hard, the birds look thinner) (Note: Double Yellow looks no different to Yellow but is genetically different) If necessary to breed this combination, do only for 1 generation.
4 Double Yellow X Buff 100% Yellow (no Double Yellow)
5 Green cock X Green hen All Green - No Cinnamon - No Blue - No Faun
6 Green cock X Cinnamon hen Green cinnamon carrying cocks,& Green hens
7 Green Cinnamon carrying cock X Green hen Green Cinnamon carrying cock, Green cocks, Cinnamon hens & Green hens
8 Green Cinnamon carrying cock X Cinnamon hen Green Cinnamon carrying cock, Cinnamon cocks, Cinnamon hens & Green hens
9 Cinnamon cock X Green hen Green cinnamon carrying cocks, Cinnamon hens
10 Cinnamon cock X Cinnamon hen All Cinnamon cocks & hens
11 Blue cock X Cinnamon hen Blue cinnamon carrying cocks,  Green Cinnamon carrying cocks, Blue hens, Green hens
12 Cinnamon cock X  Blue hen Blue cinnamon carrying cocks,  Green Cinnamon carrying cocks, Fawn hens, Cinnamon hens
13 Blue cinnamon carrying cock X  Cinnamon hen Blue cinnamon carrying cocks & Green Cinnamon carrying cocks, Fawn cocks, Cinnamon cocks, Blue hens, Green hens, Fawn hens & Cinnamon hens
14 Blue cinnamon carrying cock X Green hen Blue cocks, Blue cinnamon carrying cocks, Green cocks, Green cinnamon carrying cocks, Blue hens, Green hens, Cinnamon hens & Fawn hens
15 Fawn cock X Cinnamon hen Fawn cocks, Cinnamon cocks, Fawn hens & Cinnamon hens
16 Cinnamon cock X Fawn hen Fawn cocks, Cinnamon cocks, Fawn hens & Cinnamon hens
17 Fawn cock X Green hen Blue cinnamon carrying cocks, Green cinnamon carrying cocks, Fawn hens & Cinnamon hens
18 Green cinnamon carrying cocks X Fawn hen Cinnamon cocks, Fawn cocks, Blue cinnamon carrying cocks, green cinnamon carrying cocks, Blue hens, Cinnamon hens, Fawn hens & Green hens
19 Dominant White X Dominant White 25% non-viable White (die), 50% Dominant White, 25% Buff or Yellow
20 Dominant White X Buff or Yellow 50% Dominant White, 50% Buff or Yellow
21 Recessive White X Yellow or Buff All Buff or yellow, carrying recessive white
22 Buff or yellow carrying recessive white X Buff or Yellow carrying recessive white 25% Buff or Yellow, 50% Buff or yellow carrying Recessive White & 25% Recessive White
23 Recessive White X Recessive White 100% Recessive White.

What I have not mentioned is that when the melanins are present, which makes a bird Green or Blue etc, the above examples could be Self which is 100% Green, to Lightly variegated even clear. Therefore you can have a Cinnamon which is Clear Buff/Yellow or White. The only thing that makes it identifiable as a Cinnamon is its pink eyes (seen most easily as chicks). Also the progeny could depending on pairing show cinnamon.

Author: Peter Ailwood - Published 12/11/04 Updated Oct 05