Gouldian Finches

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  1. Feb 14, 2018 #1

    Nancy McClelland

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    Just got 2 new Gouldian finches this morning by mail from Bev in Tucson--they are very beautiful.
     
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    They are such gorgeous little birds. So vibrantly colored.
    There's a lady in Florence (between Tucson & Phoenix) that sells them. Is that the same or is this Bev in Tucson proper?

    I don't believe you post pics, so I'll attach a photo of a Gouldian (from google) so everyone can see how gorgeous they are...
     
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    That is the male to a "T". The female is a Lilac and white--light purple instead of the bright color of the male and white where the one in the pic is yellow. We'll get some pics in a week when they are settled in, but they won't be as good as the ones from the Gouldian site. I tell everyone that they make Macaws look drab, they are just much smaller. Nancy wants to breed them and our parakeets. The Budgies are named Stan and Olly and the finches are Donald and Daisy.
     
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    Cute names!
    My mother had a pair of Gouldians. Hers had babies several times. Apparently they are more difficult to breed than other finches. But my Mom totally spoiled them with (if I recall) greens and fruit and eggshell.

    I have a pair of diamond doves that I'm hoping will breed. They are hard to come by around here. And we just had a Bird Mart a couple weeks ago where I picked up a couple female canaries - one is yellow and one is peach-colored. Those two have been a riot to watch. So active.
     
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    Wow!! Utterly gorgeous!
     
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    We looked at Diamond Doves but their lifespan would be greater than ours is currently so we opted for something we won't have to pass onto someone else. Same reason we don't have a Macaw.
     
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    Donald and Daisy are doing fine--molting, so the colors aren't as striking but still doing great.
     
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    They are now setting on 5 eggs. Should be about 12 more days.
     
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    Oh what fun! Congratulations!

    When the forum changed hosts (or whatever) it must've lost the photo we posted to show members what Gouldians look like. So here's another photo (until we get to see yours, Larry).
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