Canada Jay (aka Whiskeyjack)
Check out this adorable crocheted amigurumi whiskeyjack, our store's namesake bird!
Whiskeyjack is a nickname for the Canada Jay, which is a bird found in every territory and province within Canada. It is also a friendly and smart bird who chooses not to migrate in the winter, and braves the Canadian cold better than most of us! The name whiskeyjack came from the Indigenous for Wisakedjak, who was a known trickster in Anishinaabe legends. Known to be quite clever and friendly, the Canada Jay is the only bird with a name rooted in Indigenous culture, and for the reasons listed above this species was named by National Geographic as Canada's National Bird.
Materials: made with premium worsted-weight acrylic yarn, polyester stuffing, and safety eyes. Bird measures approximately 4" tall.
Made in Windsor, Ontario