Bean, determined to incubate seed.
Hi finch friends!
This is Becca – I posted several months ago about my work as an ornithology technician in the New Hampshire forests.
I also keep a small (but growing) colony of zebra finches in a spare room in my apartment. I can’t wait to post someday to share with you my trials and tribulations as a new finch owner but longtime bird lover, though for now I post with a different purpose!
I have embarked on the journey of breeding these little birds from time to time, both for my own personal enjoyment and to encourage pair bonding to stabilize my once-squabbling colony.
Given my space limitations, however, I sometimes find myself with several babies in need of good homes. Chelsea has kindly allowed me to advertise my available birds here. She has been a truly invaluable mentor in helping me foster these fat little friends!
Pancake, sitting fat and sassy.
Right now, I am looking for homes for three CFW sisters and a CFW/Fawn male. Their parents, named Bean and Pancake, are personal favorites of mine for their especially fluffy demeanor and bold personalities.
The fledgies are still young (less than 2 months old) and seem to delight in rolling around in feces, but they are sweet and perky — and just starting to squeak tiny “beeps” of their own. Continue reading
Left: Baby butt! Middle: A full crop means great parents. Right: Little hatchlings just waking up.
To my surprise and joy this morning, three very loud beggars were squeaking for food, one so loud it overshadowed some of the CFW males’ songs. Everyone in their flight cages craned their necks to try to see the first babies of the season.
They belong to Bronson & Bella (Fawn OB BB & BC CFW), my colony-raised and newer lovelies. It’s been quite the journey bringing these newer pairs into breeding condition, and I’m glad the day is finally here for their first fertile eggs to hatch. I’ll be able to tell in the next few days which will be white and which will be.. otherwise! This is a mixed clutch so the colors will be diverse. I’m excited to see how they will turn out!
Breeder Reviews by Chelsea @ LPBA
Often times I will get messages from people asking me where they can find a bird that I don’t have or a mutation I don’t have readily available. I am happy to pass along those people to the best possible options for them based on my experiences with breeders. In the Breeder Review section is where you can read about all of my experiences as a buyer and recommendations to help you in your search to adopt the healthiest and highest of quality feathered friend. All reviews are assigned a general rating with 4 being the highest.
Patty’s Finches & Canaries - Silverdale, Wa.
Purchased: CFW, White
Also Available: Canaries & BC males
Bird Health/Quality: Fine
Current Status: Breeding only Canaries now
My Review: I found Patty on Craigslist when I first came to the area. After she contacted me to purchase hens I had to sample her services for myself. I was quite a bit wary about her breeding program at first but came to find she is a kind person and a member of the local Cascade Canary Breeder’s Association. She is no longer breeding Zebra Finches but she is still breeding Canaries.
Happy black Friday everyone!
Half off assorted flower cage perch sets (now until Saturday at midnight). Now is your chance to own a beautiful cage setup created by hand by The White Finch Aviary for half price! Contact me to order, or click here to look at pricing as well as other products available @ TWFA. Color palettes are fully customizable. Prices include the cost of shipping.
Also check out the new site content, I updated everything.
It’s been a little less than a week, but there’s a new baby Chestnut-Flanked White Zebra Finch that is thriving, growing so much each day, and seems to be very healthy in the nest! Al & Aphrodite have been taking great care of it. I wanted to wait to see how things went before I posted the news, and so far it’s been great.
I’ll be posting photos soon.
This Friday I’ll be getting a new pair, and a fledgling! They’re Black-cheeked Zebras, so they’re a bit unusual – which I like. They look like a black and white drawing or photo of a Zebra Finch to me.
I’ll be getting the new birds just a couple weeks before the aviary upgrade, so the pair will be housed in another cage. I’ll be adding more to the flock soon.
I’ll also be adding to the site today, to include all the updates I’ve been talking about, along with some product information in the “What you’ll need…” section.
As I get more and more into breeding my birds, and gather more species as time goes along, I’ve decided that – while I really do enjoy the one-on-one interaction with inquiries, I should still have a site available that people can visit and find out more about what I’ve got and what I’m all about before they contact me.
So here it is. I’ll be adding pages for pricing, availability, photos, information about me, and lineage all in due time.
How exciting! The name “Le Pinson Blanc,” is French for “The White Finch.” I chose it because my first pair of Finches, Oedipus and Ophelia, are both Chestnut Flanked Whites.
So enjoy your visit to my humble corner of the net, and stay and learn a thing or two about Finches, their care, and the birds that I’m currently breeding.
Thanks for coming!