Can I have blue Gouldian male with normal Gouldians

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JHPM
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Hi all. Would like to know if I can have a blue male Gouldian in an aviary with normal Gouldians. The aviary consist of a couple of spill blue males and females , pair of zebras and a few normal Gouldians.

Is the care different?
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if your gouldians are doing well now then adding a blue should be ok,cheers garyh
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But you will only be able to sell the young as whatever they are visually, as you will not be able to guarantee the parentage.
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finchbreeder wrote: 25 Aug 2020, 09:53 But you will only be able to sell the young as whatever they are visually, as you will not be able to guarantee the parentage.
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Not necessarily so. If the blue cock breeds with one of the split hens in the aviary and one or more of the young turns out to be a blue, you can guarantee the rest of the young in that nest will be split for blue.
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Agreed, but it's a big if which requires you to ring the chicks in the nest. Because once a couple of nests fledge close together you could get it wrong. Have tried it here, though with the sexes reversed.
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finchbreeder wrote: 25 Aug 2020, 23:00 Agreed, but it's a big if which requires you to ring the chicks in the nest. Because once a couple of nests fledge close together you could get it wrong. Have tried it here, though with the sexes reversed.
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I totally agree I always ring my birds while in the nest. Only way to keep accurate records of your breeding when you have multiple pairs in together.
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What special care would the blue Gouldians need
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