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12 Aug 2019, 12:11

This is pretty simple; just everyone's favourite finches and WHY?
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12 Aug 2019, 12:17

I'll start: Blue Faced Parrot Finch because it's a nice bird for beginners that have already 'mastered' the Zebra Finch and is fairly easy to keep and breed.
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12 Aug 2019, 12:21

Aberdeens, Green Strawbs, the 2 Twinspots, Black Rumped Double Bars, Red Strawbs, Red Siskins, Purple Grenadiers, Orange cheeks, Senegals, Pintailed Parrotfinches and yes I do have expensive taste :wtf:
And I do not have much reasoning, they just intrigue me and would be an absolute pleasure to breed and own
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12 Aug 2019, 12:27

I mean, I only have 4 species so far due to space; on the other hand my friend has, like, 36 species in one aviary and they all breed in harmony. He doesn't mind about space.
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12 Aug 2019, 12:30

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 12:27
I mean, I only have 4 species so far due to space; on the other hand my friend has, like, 36 species in one aviary and they all breed in harmony. He doesn't mind about space.
how big is the aviary
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12 Aug 2019, 12:38

His aviary? Well, he doesn't keep track of the breeding, so there are probably multiple pairs of each, especially zebbies, orange breasts, bengalese, cut throats and gouldians. The aviary is a mix of two suspended aviaries and an in-ground aviary. Just estimating, probably 3x3 for the in-ground aviary and about 3x1 for the suspended aviary.
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12 Aug 2019, 12:41

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 12:38
His aviary? Well, he doesn't keep track of the breeding, so there are probably multiple pairs of each, especially zebbies, orange breasts, bengalese, cut throats and gouldians. The aviary is a mix of two suspended aviaries and an in-ground aviary. Just estimating, probably 3x3 for the in-ground aviary and about 3x1 for the suspended aviary.
Thats a fair bit of overstocking, what species does he have in there if you are allowed to say so?
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12 Aug 2019, 12:46

I can try and name the less rarer ones, there are a few rarities in that. Red Faced PFs (seagreen) Blue Faced PFs, Burke's Parrots, Gouldians, Cut throats, Orange Breasts, Bengalese, Zebbies, Cordons, Double Barrs, Ruddies etc
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12 Aug 2019, 12:51

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 12:46
I can try and name the less rarer ones, there are a few rarities in that. Red Faced PFs (seagreen) Blue Faced PFs, Burke's Parrots, Gouldians, Cut throats, Orange Breasts, Bengalese, Zebbies, Cordons, Double Barrs, Ruddies etc
Sounds like he has a very good mix, and well done for keeping the 'rarities' on the hush hush :thumbup: , i think he/she would appreciate that
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12 Aug 2019, 12:59

I'm very surprised that his zebbies and cut throats don't be aggressive towards the other finches. I saw 3 orange breast hens on nests right next to one of 6 cut throats and a colony of zebbies.
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