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$5 Off LG Supplies for All TWFA Fans!!

lgLaraine just informed me that she started a nice new referral option for checkout in her store. Up until this point I’ve been sending her a “buttload” of business solely because she’s an incredibly helpful woman and her store items are a MUST. This has been the case for about 6 or so years. But now I’ll be getting a nice little discount for it!! That’s so exciting!! For every referral from me/TWFA, the customer receives $5 off their first order, and I get a $10 off coupon for my next order. When you pay anywhere from $250-$450 every other month depending on where we are in the seasons as I do, every little discount helps! As I always tell people, I give away my offspring most of the time or sell them for only $30 per pair for the rarer mutations. So selling my babies doesn’t even pay for their food costs most of the time. But they bring me so much joy I’d happily never make a dime off of their babies, it’s just such a fun hobby to have.

So please remember next time you shop at LG (LadyGouldian.com) to mention Chelsea @ TWFA sent you for your $5 discount!! Woot!! And keep an eye out for an upcoming update with baby photos.

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Now a member of the NFSS!!

Have you noticed a snazzy new addition to our website sidebar?? It’s a graphic I created to signify a new & life-long membership. ūüôā I just joined today so I haven’t ordered my leg bands yet but I will soon, and you can rest assured that I will be purchasing the plastic split version when I do vs the closed metal (which is prone to causing injuries). I will also be placing the leg bands in a separate bag for adopters unless they request that the bands be applied ahead of time. I don’t like to use leg bands unless I absolutely have to – i.e. when the juvenile aviary is filling up and I need to be able to tell offspring apart or if someone makes a special request.

I’m really excited about becoming a member!! Needless to say the NFSS is the epitome of perfection & standard for the rest of the Finch community. They not only actively advocate for all birds and Finches, but they also hold the most prestigious shows in the country. I can’t wait to soak up some knowledge from other members and pick their brains for information.

 

Meet Quigley ~ The 2014 Bird of the Season & Our Mascot

May 22 179Congratulations to the ever so handsome Quigley! He will be our informal mascot of sorts this season, encouraging us all as Finch owners to become acquainted with the many beautiful parrot species we share the avian community with. He is a Rosy Bourke Parakeet (click here for more info about his species). Expect more stories and photos as the season progresses.

Isn’t he just so handsome and adorable?! I think so too! I could look at his gorgeous pictures all day. He is not only nice to look at, he’s also got a big heart and loves his people.

Here is how his owner (and momma) Kristy explains how he came to join her family: Quigley picked me as his own while picking up a hand-fed parakeet that wanted nothing to do with me. He loves to help me with everything, including decorating the Christmas tree each year by inspecting each ornament and making sure the branches are sturdy.

Visitors are greeted with a whistle and a kiss and evenings and weekends are full of cuddles, kisses and various tunes which he practices every day. Each morning we shower together and if extra rinse is needed jumps in with dad.

Quigley is never far behind and always arrives before we do, no matter where we are headed in the house.

Let the 2014 Breeding Season begin!!

A very "Red" Phaeo male we are keeping for 3rd generation breeding. He is aptly named Strawberry for obvious reasons. (TWFA 2014)

A very “Red” Phaeo male we are keeping for 3rd generation breeding. He is aptly named Strawberry for obvious reasons. (TWFA 2014)

With a Breeding Season like we had for 2013, I should have expected that the following Resting Season would be eventful and full of surprises. It did not disappoint!

TWFA gets some special attention
We’ve been getting a lot of it lately!! And it’s always very flattering and very appreciated. First, a picture of the hand raised babies was¬†shared by the Doodlebug Duds Facebook page. We sent them a thank you alongside a customer appreciation photo, and they thought it was pretty neat that one of their hand-made pet beds was being used by little birdies.

Next, my favorite blog and birdie blog Students & Birds¬†published my guest article¬†about owning Zebra Finches. Her site is so cool!! She’s always got such innovative ideas for her series posts and this one does not disappoint, featuring different bird species being explained in depth by a long-time owner. And lastly, GouldianFinch.gr¬†shared my recent photo¬†of the updated juvenile aviary. They are a great resource for different bits of Finch-related information and will post lots of pictures of different species & mutations on their page. I also want one of their Gouldian posters!

A LB CFW male enjoying the juvenile aviary. (TWFA 2014)

2014 New Mutations
Here are a list of the new mutations we’ve come up with during this “off season” with lots of luck and wonderful parents: Lightback CFW (pictured left), Very “Red” Phaeo (pictured top right), Very Black BF BC, Fawn Yellow Beak, Fawn Penguin (pictured bottom right), and a very Vibrant CFW (pictures coming soon!).

These have all manifested in our 2013 offspring and will be bred further for 3rd generation offspring. I was highly lucky to get these colors by chance! I had expected to wait until 3rd or 4th generations. It’s a true testament to the excellent breeding of my pairs from their original breeder. I will also be leaving a review for her shortly. It has been written for some time but things have been a lot busier than originally anticipated! Now there will be many photos to accompany it. Continue reading

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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Welcome!

milesNew This Season ~ 2014
We’ve added a few new mutations to the fold: Very Red Phaeo, Very Black BF BC, Lightback CFW, Fawn Yellow Beak, Fawn Penguin, & Vibrant CFW (NG x CFW line). The Testimonials page is updated constantly throughout the season with words & photos from our most recent adopters. To read more about my background & what I do at TWFA, click here.

Also, check out our new bird room with many new upgrades that our flock is currently enjoying. We now have a new species of Finch joining us this season: Gouldians! They live in a mixed aviary of their own and include RH, YH, BH, WB, GB, YB & Dilute mutations.¬†They’ve begun breeding and offspring will be available soon.

Adoption & Application fees can be paid via the Paypal Here‚ĄĘ system. Click here¬†to download an application ~ designed to ensure that you are given the pair or pairs who best meet your needs &¬†lifestyle.

TWFA is in compliance with all current National, State & Local licensing & general regulations for keeping & breeding Finches. Thanks for visiting!~

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Season Stats 2014: Raised 44 total offspring ~ 7 of which by hand
7 Societies + 1 Pair of Spice Finches + 1 Bronze-Winged Mannikin
+ Max the Canary in the juvenile aviary / 20+ capacity
(Last Updated 11/10/14)

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