What are the rarest species in Australian Aviaries

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31 Jul 2019, 20:49

I'd be extremely surprised to hear of anyone who breeds them in Australia
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31 Jul 2019, 21:15

Pekins still about but tenuous . .
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31 Jul 2019, 22:44

There is a breeder with a small colony of pintail nonpareils and bamboo's but there is no way i will say who it is as Finch breeder said no one will tell you what they have in rare or uncommon finches until they establish them and even then it would be a closed circle of breeders for quite some time. Craig
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01 Aug 2019, 09:28

Craig52 wrote:
31 Jul 2019, 22:44
There is a breeder with a small colony of pintail nonpareils and bamboo's but there is no way i will say who it is as Finch breeder said no one will tell you what they have in rare or uncommon finches until they establish them and even then it would be a closed circle of breeders for quite some time. Craig
One day they will pop up somewhere unexpectedly
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01 Aug 2019, 09:35

You have got to really hand it to the people that keep the endangered species going in their aviaries, its a lot of hard work and a lot of security
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01 Aug 2019, 09:37

A couple of 'wise old jungle sayings' come to mind . .

"Those who know, don't tell . .
Those who tell, don't know . ."

" You don't open your mouth . .
You don't catch flies!"
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01 Aug 2019, 09:52

Good saying arthur
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03 Aug 2019, 11:30

I did read in a 2014 issue of Just Finches and Softbills that NZ Breeders Kevin and Iris Fosters still breed Dybowskis Twinspots and Pintailed Parrotfinches
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30 Aug 2019, 07:46

Craig52 wrote:
31 Jul 2019, 22:44
There is a breeder with a small colony of pintail nonpareils and bamboo's but there is no way i will say who it is as Finch breeder said no one will tell you what they have in rare or uncommon finches until they establish them and even then it would be a closed circle of breeders for quite some time. Craig
It's amazing how some of these birds have declined over the years. In a book from 1974 called 'Aviary Birds in Colour', it states that the Pintailed parrotfinch is 'easily obtainable'.
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30 Aug 2019, 14:20

They are still easily obtainable . . .








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