What should I pair up with.

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JHPM
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Hi everyone. Would like some advice on what Gouldian cock I should pair up with my Hen and what I should expect to get.

The hen is. Black head / White Brest/agree back.

Options for males are

1) Red head , purple breast ,Green back
2) Red Head , white Brest , Yellow back
3) Orange head , Purple Brest ,Green back
4) Black Head ,Purple Brest , Green back
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Rod_L
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Gouldian finches prefer to breed with birds that have the same head colour, eg: black and black, red and red, yellow and yellow.

They also prefer to choose their own mates and this is best accomplished by putting a number of pairs in the same aviary and letting them pair off naturally.
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From experience I have found that not all Gouldians know they prefer the same head colour. If you have a preference after reading the information on the link, put her with your first choice. If she does not respond to him within a month, add your 2nd choice. This may prompt her to go for Mr 1st choice or it may prompt her to go for Mr 2nd choice. Either way it should get you some eggs. Good luck.
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