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Availability Interuption

Posted by fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com on August 16, 2015 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (2)

I must apologize for the interuption of the availability of young. Our aviary has been swamped the last few months and all babies have been spoken for with the exception of 3 female creams and 2 lightback females (adult and ready for breeding-  as we were withholding for breeding stock).

We are awaiting 7 new clutches (6 eggs each) in the coming weeks. While some of these have been reserved, there are many still availble and I will be clear with updating from now on. I appologiz to anyone who was awaiting a new clutch.

*Hand feeding/taming upon request. All jumbo (show stock) unless listed.

New clutches:

BF+PHEAO (medium size- but beautiful young)

LB+FAWN

PENGUIN+ BB/FAWN

OB+FAWN (medium size- first pair, but champion hen)

DSilver + BF

INDIAN SILVERBILLS

SOCIETY (mixed variation)

Please email with any questions/comments as we are happy to assist,

Thank you

SUMMER IS HERE! and studies were a huge sucess

Posted by fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com on May 14, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

STUDIES WERE A HUGE SUCESS, WE HAVE AVAILBLE BABIES FOR ADOPTION

My most recent study was conducted on a series of pairs- where I used a Advanced Nutrition Protocol on the pairs 1 month prior to breeding and throughout the development of the young. The control group was raised soley by the parents on commcerial finch diet supplimented with multivitamin and egg food/sprouted seed.

 

Advanced nutrition comprises a wide scale manipulation of the diet to enhance development. The details are explained throughout this website, but generally: delivery of nutrients was changed for faster absorption, protein content was increased by 20% 1 month prior to breeding, and protein was also increased by 10% for the clutch as they developed. Key vitamin compounds were added, which included essential amino acids, A, E, trace minerals, iodine and B vitamins.

 

Overall the findings were overwhelmingly positive: This allows us to understand the importance of not only selective breeding for health and mass, but also for dietary needs.

 

 

Conclusion: Resulted in a average of 10% overall increase in bodyweight of the young. The fledglings had increase in feather density estimated at 22% and advanced developmental rates- such as balance and coordination including perching and flying, approximately 3 days ahead of other groups. They showed a expedited weaning ability and stronger song characteristics.

The second phase of the study will be taking place now. I am personally very excited to see the results. But in the meantime, so many birds have been born, and there are non-tame eurpopean finches avialable for adoption. For immediate adoption we have:

Cream

Fawn (one giant male)

Lightback

Phaeo

Blackbreasted Fawn

Penguin

We are looking to find homes for these birds as soon as possible to make room for the upcoming clutches. If interested please let me know as soon as possible and they can be photographed and delivered by curiour immediately.


I am also proud to announce we have multiple new clutches which should hatch in about 13 days. Very soon the babies that will be availble are:

Lightback

Cream

Silver (dominent dilute)

Blackface

Blackbreasted/Fawn

Penguin

If you want to preorder a hand fed bird, please let me know so I can reserve for you!



New Clutch: Ambrose & Angelica

Posted by fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com on February 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

AMBROSE AND ANGELICA HAVE A NEW CLUTCH!

 

LINEAGE: AMBROSE, OB Phaeo cock, ANGELICA OBBB Fawn Hen (AM/AN, OBP+OBBBF 02 2015)

 Clutch size: 6

 Begin incubation: Feb 16th 2015

 Began Hatching: 1st of March, 2015

 

These are medium size (larger than normal- about 20 grams)

Currently 4 hatchlings are available for adoption.

The adoption fee for Fetching Finches Birds varies. Ready for families after they have weaned. If in UAE, home delivery by courier is availalable free of charge upon request. All babies will be hand fed, unless requested otherwise. For more information on pricing, please check back at a later date, or conact me with clutch code: LO/OM, F+LB 02 2015

 

If you are interested in adopting one or more of these remarkable birds, please contact me.

Fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

LONGINES & OMEGA- New Clutch

Posted by fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com on February 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

LONGINES AND OMEGA HAVE A NEW CLUTCH!

LINEAGE: LONGINES, Fawn Hen & OMEGA, Lightback Cock. (LO/OM, F+LB 02 2015)

Clutch size: 7

Began incubation: Feb 4th 2015

Expected Hatch date: 17th - 19th of Feb, 2015

Currently 5 hatchlings are available for adoption (two are reserved to date).

This is entirely before schedule, but as soon as the two were placed together, there was copulation (within 24 hours).

The couple was still in quaratine, and now will have to remain there until the clutch flegdes!

Images of hatchlings will be available approximately 2 weeks from now, followed by regular updates on progress.


The adoption fee for Fetching Finches Birds varies. Ready for families after they have weaned. If in UAE, home delivery by courier is availalable free of charge upon request. All babies will be hand fed, unless requested otherwise. For more information on pricing, please check back at a later date, or conact me with clutch code: LO/OM, F+LB 02 2015

 

If you are interested in adopting one or more of these remarkable birds, please contact me.

Fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com



ALPHA & OMEGA CLUTCH UPDATE: HATCHED!

Posted by fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com on January 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

ALPHA AND OMEGA: UPDATE- Started Hatching on the 25th of January!

(A/O, BB+LB 01 2015)

  

Omega was working diligently to protect the new clutch while mom stretches her legs. I was very excited to know we would have a wonderful strong clutch. However we had record breaking storms a few days ago. The hail and lightning cause severe damage and spooked Alpha off the nest. She was so scared she refused to eat and passed away shortly after the storm. Omega worked hard to sit on the eggs, but his depression from the loss of his companion caused him to abandon the nest.

Periodic cooling of bird eggs reduces embryonic growth efficiency.


The eggs were removed, and placed in a brooder. This morning, 2 hatched. Because there is no parent for them, I will be handfeeding them from day 1- which is a very delicate process and I need to be feeding every hour on the hour and trying to maintain a proper temp and humidity.


In a few days I will try to create a foster family to care for the nestlings. We are praying they make it through.

 



While Lightback (LB) is not an extremely rare variety, the Black Breasted is sought after by many.

It is said the Black Breasted is like pepper- and adds a wonderful flavor to any combination. This clutch should produce multiple rare mutations which are suitable for competition, so if you are interested in a visible black breasted, now is the time to reserve a chick provided they survive. Roy Beckham has a great photo of a LB/BB finch:


Source; efinch is an amazing site, and they also have a beautiful facebook page: www.efinch.com/species/bbzeb.htm


 

Alpha & Omega- New Clutch

Posted by fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com on January 14, 2015 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

ALPHA AND OMEGA HAVE A NEW CLUTCH!

LINEAGE: ALPHA, Black Breasted Hen & OMEGA, Lightback Cock. (A/O, BB+LB 01 2015)

Clutch size: 6

Expected Hatch date:  21st - 24th of January.

Currently 5 nestlings are available for adoption (one is reserved to date).

Images of nestlings will be available approximately 2 weeks from now. Ready for families after they have weaned and will be approximately available for delivery in mid march. If in UAE, home delivery by courier is availalable upon request.


The adoption fee for Fetching Finches Birds varies. For more information on pricing, please check back at a later date, or conact me with clutch code: A/O, BB+LB

If you are interested in adopting one or more of these remarkable birds, please contact me to flll out an application.

Fetchingfinchesaviary@gmail.com