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Cream Parsons Finches

Discussion in 'Bird Photo Galleries' started by lavender_field, Aug 6, 2009.


  1. lavender_field

    lavender_field PetForums Newbie

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    Pair of parsons finches: Fudge and Pearl.

    The normal colour of this species has a black bib
    and features blacks and browns on the body, but
    this mutation is beautifully soft.
     

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    Lovely looking birds. :D
     
  3. EmilyMarie

    EmilyMarie PetForums Member

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    Wow, they are beautiful!
    Now, can you handle these birds or are they more of a 'ornamental' type?
     
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    lavender_field PetForums Newbie

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    They'll take food out of my hand quite happily, but don't like being handled that much.

    They weren't hand reared, but this considered, they are very friendly, (greeting me as I come in the room, etc.) and as they're only 1 year old, they should get better with lots of attention!
     
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    How cute! I love finches.
     
  6. EmilyMarie

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    Well, they are definatly beautiful birds.
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. matthew-peter

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    Wow, very nice birds there, if i remember correctly my grandad used to breed these aswel as others, too numerous to list.

    Very good names for them too, a question is though, how long do they live for? ive heard finches of most breeds are normally 5 -7 years in a well kept environment, would you consder this true?
     
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    5-7 years is about right but the birds in my care tend to live longer than is typical, eg. canary who reached 10.

    Attached pic is of 8 year old cordon bleus, taken 6 months ago. They are now nearly white all over.
     

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