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  1. Yes, I'm still here

    Penny, all your Penguin birds are all carrying the Pied gene (recessive)
  2. SHADOW -UPDATE - 2 years on.

    That is great Emmy. Looks like Shadow is carrying Pied genes too.
  3. Help needed

    You'r welcome. Reading about your babies condition and then dead, I'm wondering if they are suffering from a syndrome we call 'Going Light' I believe the true name is something like Coccidiosis. Basically a gut problem. The treatment is a probiotic liquid put in drinking water. I use one called Harker's Coccid and there is also one from the Bird Health Care company. There is a post on here all about it that might help you. Search using any of those words I've used and it should appear. Andyn
  4. Help needed

    Hi Deb and welcome to the Forum. My first question would be to ask if there was any food in the chicks crop when you found it? If not then it sounds like the parents ignored it's calls. (sorry) In an aviary/ flight situation it is possible that the chick got frightened for some reason and flew into wall/wire head first. (Not a nice thought) But thinking about your problem with chicks coming out of nests too early. Maybe there is too much nesting material in the nest and the chicks are falling out accidentally. If that was the case I'd suggest regulating the amount of material you give them and keep an eye on each nest and remove any surplus that you think is too much (too close (high) to the opening. If you know where the chicks come from put them back in the nest or you could build a tray/platform under each nest so chicks fall/land on that rather than the floor. (less likely to be ignored by parents perhaps) Don't be overly worried about upsetting the parent birds as they are usually very Maternal/Paternal and would return to their nest very quickly after you leave. You didn't mention where you live, because if there is a member near you they might be able to offer practical help too. Hope the above helps and if you have more questions please ask away. Andyn
  5. Pat from Middlesbrough.

    Hi Pat and welcome to the Forum. I think if you want quality birds you could join the Zebra Finch Society and amongst other items you will receive a Year Book which contains Names and addresses of ZFS members who might live around your way and have some for sale. Or you could visit Stafford Spring Show in March where you might find some good birds. Alternatively, check the on line Free Ads to see if there are any you want to buy and check if the seller would courier a few pairs at your expense which is about £45 ish. Anyway, hope you get sorted when your ready. Andyn
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  7. Hello im a new member

    Good luck Craig, they look good in photos.
  8. Hello im a new member

    Good Luck Craig. Don't buy anything you'r not happy about. Keep us posted.
  9. Hello im a new member

    Hello Craig, and welcome to the Forum. Hopefully you'll find find us all very helpful when you need advice. If you are going to be showing then buy the best stock you can for your foundation and if you haven't yet joined the Zebra Finch Society there is a website where you can. http://www.zebrafinchsociety.org.uk
  10. Happy Birthday Trevor, hope you have a great day. Andy
  11. Hoping you have a brilliant day Lee. ENJOY!!
  12. Trevor, would beak colour be black like Normals? Venturing into Fawns this coming year for first time. Cheers Andy
  13. Hi Fraza, You would need either two visual Black Breast parents or two carrying the BB gene or even one of each. BB is a recessive mutation. If the one 'Pink' is truly Pink then the pair could also be carrying the Pied/White gene and this could be a 'White' I think you would have to wait until the chicks have feathered up to see if they are Black Breast. The 'White chick should have a Bone coloured beak as opposed to black. But good luck with them and enjoy! Andyn
  14. 20 year break in zebras! To long!!!!!!!!

    Hi, and welcome to the forum and also back to the hobby. Enjoy the forum!!! Andyn
  15. Breeding a penguin?

    http://www.efinch.com/species/pengzeb.htm Try this site. Efinch is very informative I think it is some Pied markings that look similar to real Penguins.