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Hatchlings are almost ready to become fledgelings!

The first clutch of the season has been an eventful one of course! Still not sure how they will look exactly but I know they will be beautiful. 🙂

Today I saw 4 very well fed babies poking their heads out of their nest as they gather their courage to fledge. Parents Bella & Bronson (BC CFW & Fawn OB BB) are starting to lure them out with low chirps as they try to encourage them to venture out of their cozy home. It’s a happy surprise to see all 4 of their eggs hatched and were tended to so well.  Continue reading

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The first 2013 Hatchlings!

Left: Baby butt! Middle: A full crop means great parents. Right: Little hatchlings just waking up.

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!

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Local Breeder Review ~ Patty’s Finches & Canaries

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.

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Patty’s Finches & Canaries – Silverdale, Wa.
Purchased: CFW, White
Also Available: Canaries & BC males
Pecking?: No
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.

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For anyone who has ever tried to get their birds to use a nest box…

Can’t get your birds to use the nest box? Do they sit on top of it, or even build a nest on top of it?

Well I’ve found a solution!

When we last left the aviary, only Al & Aphrodite were nestbox-savy. Well I got very tired of it and decided to try to come up with a solution instead of waiting for everyone to figure it out. I researched it for hours on the net, and nothing. Apparently no one had a solution other than time.

Malarkey.

I opened the top of the nesting boxes that weren’t being used, put down some of each nesting material, and voila! Draven & Dhalia started building a nest in a box.

BUT Oedipus & Ophelia…still don’t get it. Nope, they now perch on the new vacation feeder from LGF.

Which brings me to my next point…

From LGF

This feeder thing, is amazing.

It catches the husks – no mess!

I’m in love.

And I use the little finger trays for everything else: f-vite, herb salad, tonic seed, powdered kelp…it’s freakin awesome.

I’m getting two more for the tonic seed. Oh yes.

Wish they had one for spray millet!

Adding to the Flock!

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.

My little corner of the internet

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!

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