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  4. JakeyFinch

    Return to Finching

    Thanks! I have no idea what to expect as these young ones transition into adulthood but I’m banding them and will inhibit inbreeding with male and female cages for the foreseeable future. I might be interested in swapping young adult birds with other CFW owners if anyone is interested. 😋
  5. Andyn

    Sibling feeding!

    I know this does happen but I've never witnessed it with my lot.
  6. Andyn

    Return to Finching

    Welcome to the Forum and back to keeping Finches. Breeding season is the best time in our year I think. Enjoy!!
  7. JakeyFinch

    Return to Finching

    Started with 2 pairs of CFW’s and a pair of Lady Gouldian’s several months ago. Pair 1 CFW has produced 2 fledglings and pair 2 has produced 6 fledglings already...all doing well! 2 very busy large flight cages! Pair 1 fledglings have started their adult molts and Pair 2 in another week. Lotsa fun 😄
  8. JakeyFinch

    Sibling feeding!

    Have witnessed several feeding events with an older sibling feeding the youngest member of a 6 fledgling hatch! Never expected to see that!
  9. Andyn

    Hull east yorkshire

    Hi Mal, I have copied and pasted your reply to Trevor. I'm sure he'll be in contact. Andy
  10. mal-c

    Hull east yorkshire

    Hi would you please let him know I just don't have a mobile but h can contact me via e mail . OK was planning to go to the show. But just got out of the hospital this week so it would be too difficult to drive any distance plus I am 77 years young . I am looking to keep a couple of pairs of the newer mutations how much likely to set me back for s couple of pairs of well bread birds?. My Addy is mal@mjsprings.karoo.co.UK cheers Mal (Hull)
  11. Andyn

    Hull east yorkshire

    Mal, Norfolk Flyer is having a problem getting back on here so he has asked me to pass on his phone number and asks you text him. "'My table at Newark is 249 and mob is 07887936177'". Hope it all works out for you.
  12. Andyn

    Hull east yorkshire

    Hi Mal, welcome to the forum. There is a big bird sales day at Newark on Sunday where you probably would find what you want. http://www.embba.co.uk/ Or PM a member on here 'Norfolk Flyer'. Hope you find what you'r looking to get. Enjoy them!
  13. mal-c

    Hull east yorkshire

    Hi I am Mal from Hull ,I kept zebs. For a short time but I bought to many and had to pack up they just hot too much for me. This Time just going to start with a couple of pairst of quality birds. Is there any one leaping and showing the new coloured varieties a specially interested In crested in the new coloured muta oines in Hull ,East Yorkdhite eatiers. Thanks for looking Mal (Hull)
  14. Zebraman

    how to tell pure penguins from splits

    Nice birds Kevin.
  15. Kev Barrett

    how to tell pure penguins from splits

    Another four chicks come out and a nice surprise with this one as I have no black cheeks
  16. Kev Barrett

    how to tell pure penguins from splits

    Cheers Andyn I looked it up and penguins have diluted tails so the dark ones are splits or normal I assume also no tear drops so I know one of the offending females lol. Quite like the mix so will see where it goes for a while.
  17. Does anyone know how to sex Java sparrows please
  18. Andyn

    how to tell pure penguins from splits

    Kev, I don't have Penguin so can't really answer your main question I'm afraid, but any chicks/birds with white tail or white in their wing flight feathers are Pied. So perhaps Pied Penguin. I see one with an ordinary tail, so, if no white flights in wings it could be a normal Penguin. Smart looking birds though.
  19. Kev Barrett

    how to tell pure penguins from splits

    can you tell pure bred penguins from splits, I had 4 pairs of pures from an aviary centre but had 2 females escape and 1 die so I bought 4 females from a breeder at a bird sale but now have splits and as mine are colony bred its hard to tell who are the true parents as nine fledged at once. here are some. do penguins have white tails as some now have the bars on the tails
  20. Mégane

    What is the sex of my zebra finch ?

    Thank you very much for your help !
  21. Andyn

    What is the sex of my zebra finch ?

    Your new bird looks to be a Fawn Pied hen and seems to be quite dominant. Apart from separation (which defeats the object of having two I guess) you could just let them get on with it but obviously keep an eye on them in case it gets too aggressive. They should settle down with each other once the pecking order is established. The other thing is, if you buy males you will need two otherwise the two hens could start fighting over a single. You could take the new hen back to wherever you bought her and tell them it is a hen and you wanted a Cock. Which should have reddish cheek patches, a thick chest bar and red & white speckling along it's flanks. Much the same as the bird in the following photo. This is a Black Breasted but you get the idea what it looks like There are variations depending on the mutation of the bird and a Pied would have broken patches, chest & flanks. Avoid White as both sexes are same colour and you would need to see it singing to know it was a cock. Don't be afraid to ask questions on here
  22. Hi everyone , I got 1 zebra finch male and 1 zebra finch female two months ago. Unfortunately, the male died two weeks later. And the female stayed alone for 1 month and half.(she has been standing in front of its mirror for 1 month and half) yesterday, I brought a new zebra finch (It is supposed to be a male). I never heard him singing and tonight they started to fight for the nest. (For now the new zebra finch won’t Let the othe come in the nest! I have several questions: 1-what is the sex of the zebra on the pictures ? 2- how can I prevent the fighting ? thank you a lot !!
  23. Kev Barrett

    can you tell mutaion before first moult

    Thanks will see how they turn out when they get adult plumage
  24. Andyn

    can you tell mutaion before first moult

    The 'Blotches' are part of the Pied make up and I see a white patch on the Fawn and. If it has white flight feathers somewhere then that's a Pied too.
  25. Kev Barrett

    can you tell mutaion before first moult

    as they are in the aviary every time I try to photograph them they hide in top corner. I assume the spots on the head are moulting with new feathers coming through its just I never noticed this on my others mum is last pic she is one I've brought in from another breeder whereas my others are from show stock.
  26. Andyn

    can you tell mutaion before first moult

    That picture suggests that it is a Pied. I believe the best way to tell a pied if it's not obvious is by looking for a white bib just under the bottom part of the beak. Some times you get just one white flight or tail feather. Some call these splits but technically they are Pied. As it is a recessive gene it takes two to make one. So both parents need to be carrying the Pied gene. When you say 'Blotches' is it on their backs or tummy. Photos would be useful Kev.
  27. Kev Barrett

    can you tell mutaion before first moult

    This is another one I have 9 out of the nest at the moment another fawn hopefully better luck with this one mainly normal and this one and a couple more with white blotches are these pied or something different, cheers Kev
  28. Andyn

    can you tell mutaion before first moult

    Sorry to hear about the chick Kev. I know about the Sparrow Hawks. It seems that August is the time for the young to 'Go it alone'. We have a football rattle for when we see them/it around. They do get the idea that there is no free lunch and eventually leave us alone. They do buzz the aviary now and again though. Like it's 'Just for fun'.
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