First WEs

Normal and White Eared.
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iaos
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Very pleased to have two WEs fledge this morning. Both crashed around the aviary for a while but seem to be strong and flying okay. First real (non-domesticated) finches I have bred.

Cheers Ian
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Painted4
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Well done :thumbup:
They're on my wishlist for later down the track.
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Pictorella
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Brooksy
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Fantastic well done :thumbup:
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Bgould
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Well done Ian. What live food have you been offering to the parents?
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Nice work Ian...good to hear...keep putting the hard yards in they will get easier to breed for the rest of us :clap: :clap: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
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iaos
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Thanks for the well wishes. Bgould, they had white-ants, bit never really got stuck into them. Strangely they were always first into the fresh dry seed every morning.

Cheers Ian
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Congrats & Well Done :thumbup:
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mccabe_07
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Well done on the breeding success!
My WE's also hardly touch livefood, they are offered mealworms and maggots, I find they are really big on grit when they are nesting, spending forever at the tray and also seeding grasses.
I have a pair nesting on the ground at present in -5 degree nights!
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iaos
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Had some bad luck with this lot. One of the young disappeared about a week after fledging. More unfortunate and frustrating, the hen escaped yesterday. I didn't realise she was in the safety cage with me... I'm guttered and so pissed off with myself.

A few ups and downs with my other pair, found a tossed chick 3 or 4 days ago, looked to be a week off fledging bit this morning one chick had flown the nest.

Cheers Ian
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