Oversized gouldian finch

Need some general finch keeping help? Ask your questions here.
User avatar
Joan
...............................
...............................
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 May 2020, 12:47
Location: Kincumber NSW

One father orange headed, red head female...other father red head, female black head white front. He’s still the runt of the lot of them😊
User avatar
Joan
...............................
...............................
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 May 2020, 12:47
Location: Kincumber NSW

Ecause we had 2 lots fledge the v same day I don’t know who his parents are .
User avatar
finchbreeder
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Posts: 10657
Joined: 27 Jun 2009, 20:00
Location: Midwest of West. Aust. Coast
Location: Midwest of West.Aust.Coast

So both sets of parents are normal green backs? If one of the young has a white chest, the odds are its mum is the white chest, and whoever her mate is has to be split white chest.
LML
LML
User avatar
Joan
...............................
...............................
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 May 2020, 12:47
Location: Kincumber NSW

The non color has a tinged chest but it’s just a lighter grey color than the wings and there’s a white on its head, I tried to get a photo yesterday and this morn, but he’s not cooperating 👎🙈
User avatar
Craig52
...............................
...............................
Posts: 4691
Joined: 11 Nov 2011, 19:26
Location: victoria

I think the parents of that young one are split Australian yellow. They can produce Australian yellows or more splits, the young can show signs of being split by white patches on the head,under the bill and a white or yellowish patch on the back of the head/neck, these are visual splits.
User avatar
finchbreeder
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Posts: 10657
Joined: 27 Jun 2009, 20:00
Location: Midwest of West. Aust. Coast
Location: Midwest of West.Aust.Coast

What Craig says. :thumbup:
LML
LML
User avatar
Joan
...............................
...............................
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 May 2020, 12:47
Location: Kincumber NSW

Hi guys, I’m home from a bit of a holiday for a few weeks, when I left my grey baby from last yr was still,grey. I ve noticed he/she has a bit of blue colour coming thru , still white front tho, other babies starting to colour also. What u think, he will be? There seems to be many variations in blue. Hope u r all keeping well. BTW same mum as this baby has 5 new babes in box, wow she’s a busy mum, resting her next yr, and taking boxes out! Regards Joan.
User avatar
Joan
...............................
...............................
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 May 2020, 12:47
Location: Kincumber NSW

I’d like to show a photo of this finch, cld u tell me how to do this pls. . Thx Joan
User avatar
Shane Gowland
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Posts: 1269
Joined: 19 May 2014, 22:42
Location: Adelaide
Contact:

Hi Joan, if you click the Full Editor & Preview button, you'll be able to attach a photo to your post.
User avatar
Joan
...............................
...............................
Posts: 34
Joined: 24 May 2020, 12:47
Location: Kincumber NSW

Thx Shane, I tried to add the photo, but i am told the file is too large. I’ll see if I can reduce it somehow.
Post Reply

Return to “Finch Discussion & Questions”