Tuesday, June 9, 2015

First clutch of the incardellati

It has been a slow year as far as the finches are concerned.
Was trying to breed a trio of finch & canary mix (1 male Goldfinch, 1 female Goldfinch, 1 female Timbrado)
So far only the Timbrado canary is laying... & they do grow quickly :)

What was different this round was, using a square nest box and placing 3 birds in a cage.
What was observed was that they do not care for the dry moss as nesting material, pine leaves and cuttings from a broom was accepted. Then topped up with shredded newspaper. The newspaper is entirely the hen's choice as she tears it out from the floor linings.

 First chick hatched 26th May 2015 (photo is taken on 27th)

 2nd chick hatched on the 28th

 Progress on 31st May 

 3rd June

7th June

Now, the longer wait will be till they start to sing ;) will update by then....