Gouldian pair, male not interested?

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starman
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13 Mar 2019, 14:39

Hi Numi,
I am not far from you.
I put my boxes in on Jan 22. The birds got off to a slow start this season. The boxes are now about half occupied, but nothing has fledged yet. Some of the younger pairs are just starting to show some interest . Last year my last clutch fledged on June 23, so there is still plenty of time. Be sure to provide plenty of seeding grass heads and, if they go to nest, also some sprouted seed mix.
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Jethro
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31 Mar 2019, 13:48

To be honest, I wouldn't buy any birds from a "shop".They could be somebody"s old rejects and might never breed, even it seems like you are doing the right thing. I'd sell them off and buy an unrelated pair from a breeder,who will gladly give you the right advice. Then join a club or get to know some people in your area who has birds. This is an excellent forum for you, but talking face to face with a breeder is much better. I wish you all the success with your endeavours. Keep posting, I am very interested
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01 Apr 2019, 08:31

Numi,
A re-read of this thread, and the behaviour you described, has me considering the possibility that you may have two cock birds.
In ambiguous situations, a hen is not a hen until it has laid an egg :-)
However, if things progress for you, here is a link that shows the possible outcome . www.finchinfo.com/genetics/lady_gouldia ... colors.php (Fifth frame down).
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