Breeding Tri Coloured Parrot Finches

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thill2
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02 Feb 2016, 10:02

I'm having some difficulty breeding my TCPFs. I bought three young pair in June of 2015. One pair from one breeder and two pair from another breeder. I split up the one pair to make up 3 unrelated pairs the best I could. Lets call the pairs A,B & C. This is their breeding results.
A - fledged 3,4,3 nothing for the pass 6 weeks (having a rest I'd say)
B - abandoned 1, abandoned 3, 2, abandoned again.
C - nothing for 4 months, 2 young, abandoned 3. These are in a big aviary and its hard to see what they are up to.
(when I say abandoned in all cases the chicks are fully feathered and not far from leaving the nest)
I have thought about replacing the males of B & C with some of the young males I have breed. They all get maggots, mealworms, sprouted seeds etc .
Any comments would be appreciated.
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02 Feb 2016, 17:47

If abandoned. ..something must be worrying them? Are they all in together? Mine choose their own partners. ..and are breeding now. ..
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02 Feb 2016, 20:56

They are in separate cages with other types of finches e.g Cordons, Diamonds, Pied Sea Green or Longtails. I have two pair in two different cages abandoning.
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03 Feb 2016, 07:33

if they are raising young then I wouldnt change the pairs....could be lacking something in diet? another pair of birds (Diamonds? or Longtails? ) trying for their nest site? mice? cockroaches? all these will scare hens from nest..especially at night.... you just have to eliminate each thing... :think:
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