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finch question need help

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by armandndeb, May 10, 2005.

  1. armandndeb

    armandndeb New Member

    Hello, this is the question, I received 2 finches for mothers day gift, the pet store where my son bought them did not know the sex and the kind they are was not displayed, I know its hard to sex them, my question is what kind are they.
    They both are a brown, black, white and alittle reddish mixed in, there tails are black and white, one is larger with no markings on the cheek, the other has white markings on the cheeks, I would be so happy if someone could tell me, maybe in the soceity family but what kind? I also received a new male keet for mothers day, his name Mr Bo Jangles{Bo} for short, hes joining sky, blue, sunny and gg, we are one big happy happy family
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi and congratulations on the new additiosn did you have a nice mothers day.

    Sounds to me like you have Zebra finch's
    Males have a much brighter red beak the females is more of an orange.

    there is some pictures of zebra finch's at

  3. armandndeb

    armandndeb New Member

    there beaks are brown black,

    there colors are brown, black and white patchy almost like chocolate, and yes I had a very nice mothers day, thank you for asking. I don,t think there zebras?
  4. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

  5. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    I bet they are society finches as they are very common. You can't tell the sexes apart by looking at them. But you can watch their behavior. If one starts to sing and make displays, he's a male. :)

    You can see my birds and hear a society song here: http://home.everestkc.net/tnewman/birds/birds.htm. Rufus is a male society. After you click on the link you may have to wait a little bit for it to load, even though it looks like it is doing nothing.
  6. armandndeb

    armandndeb New Member

    thank you so much they are soceityM

    My two are just like yours only more darker colors with the white, I beleive though research they are called pied chocolate's I have named them coco and cookie, I know I have a male but not sure about the other one, it just chirps slightly but are snuggly, but one is larger than the other one like yours, I,m so hoping they are a pair, also do they or can they have fresh grasses to nibble on ?
  7. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Mike can answer that one better, but I THINK they can as long as you are sure the grasses have never been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals. I know you're also supposed to be careful if you put a whole plant in the cage that the pot does not have fertilizer added to the dirt.

    Don't give them grass before Mike answers, though. I have only owned my birds for a couple of months.
  8. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

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