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  1. Andyn

    Hen Zebra attacking her chest

    I know this might sound obvious but have you seen other birds doing this to her and then she is trying to tidy her self up. Unfortunately, the sight of blood does seem to make others peck at it more. Mine are usually tails and if there is blood more pile in. Have to separate, wash staining etc. off and let bird rest for a couple of days on it's own. It might all be down to breeding and nest building so the under dog is plucked for the nesting material. Hope that helps. Andyn
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    Hi, New Member

    Hi Claire and welcome to the Forum. When you have sorted your birds out you might want to try a trick explained to us by member Emmy- Tie parcel string in bunches of strands around the cage/aviary. This will hopefully distract any feather pluckers by them going at the string instead. And if they get a bit off it can go into the nesting material. Andy
  3. Absolutely BRILLIANT. It could only happen with Emmy. Lovely story!! Andy
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    White cheek penguin

    I'm going to have to pass on this one. I'm not into mutations very much. Sorry! I know a member who is and I'll drop him a PM and ask if he can help. Andy
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    White cheek penguin

    Hi and welcome to the Forum. I'm sure there are members who would be able to help you. It would also help if you could post photos of the bird in question, but also include a close up of it's head and tail. andyn
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    Hi Matt, and welcome to the world of Zebra Finches. I have pairs that refuse to go into any nest box I provide and also tried a Canary Nest Pan. Some pairs took to that but others built on the cage floor. (took all the nesting material out of the box to build it though. (daft or what)) Can you fix your box high up so that there is no space on the roof? Also what type of entrance do you have?. If it's a round 'bob hole' perhaps change it to a full open one. (letter box opening) Usually half open fronted. Hope that helps Andyn
  7. Absolutely Brilliant!!!!!!!
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  9. Hi can I add this for the photo competition 




  10. Here's to a great day for a great friend and mentor. Enjoy your retirement Peter.
  11. Andyn

    different colour white chicks

    I love that photo. Shame you've already posted it cos I recon that would have done well in our monthly photo competition.
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    different colour white chicks

    At a first look I would say that it is a White. The beak usually change to the Orange/Red when they get older. If it is a White then both parents are carrying the Pied/White gene which is recessive and requires two to make a visual one. (hope that makes sense) Sorry, just noticed that the parent cock is a visual White so the hen is carrying the gene.
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    different colour white chicks

    When you say 'Orange' beak was it more a 'Bone' colour? If it was/ is then it could be a White/Pied. If it was true yellow then it could be a member of the Yellow Beak variety. Your other chick (if that is the one in the photo) looks to be a Grey or Black Cheeked mutation. Hope that someone else helps out here. Andy
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    how soon can you sex chicks

    6 weeks is only 1 week on from being removed from parents and providing there has been no feather plucking it would be another 2 - 3 weeks maybe. If you think that the White one might be a cock then watch carefully and you might catch it trying to sing and the beak should go red.
  15. That's 3 x sex linked so how would that work out. All hens would be CFW. But which of the Sex link would be the dominant factor? would it be some CFW/Fawn cocks or CFW/Light Back or Light Back/CFW or Fawn/CFW. Strewth!!! Trevor... Help!!!!