Breeding Finches & Waxbills - An Overview

There's a lot more to breeding than just giving them a nest!

If you intend to breed your birds, you should be aware of some important aspects regarding finch breeding preparation. Making sure they are old enough, carefully selecting pairs for genetic stability, and preparing them for the rigors of breeding will be paramount to a successful breeding season. 


All of these points make up the basis for good husbandry practices. Click the links to read more about our thoughts on this topic.


Links Pertaining to Breeding

ALL of these BREEDING articles have been added or are in the process of being added to our "Lark's Nest BLOG". As articles are added, they will be underlined (linked) here.


They are Member's Only access. If you are a member, click these links or head to the blog, then choose the BREEDING category to view the article of your choice, or click the links below. 


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BREEDING GOULDIANS

WHAT IS TOO YOUNG TO BREED

GENETICS

SELECTING BREEDING PAIRS

BRING YOUR BIRDS INTO BREEDING CONDITION

SETTING UP A BREEDING CAGE

YOU HAVE EGGS

DETERMINING EGG FERTILITY

GOULDIAN MILESTONES

WHY WEIGH & MEASURE EGGS

WHEN THE CHICKS HATCH

THE CHICKS HAVE GROWN

TIME TO SEPARATE THE SEXES


BREEDING ISSUES

WHY CREATE A PROSTHETIC NAIL

FOSTERING - NOT A FAN, BUT IF YOU MUST

A WORD ABOUT HAND FEEDING

BUMPING UP FOSTERED CHICKS

HAND FEDS ON THE FLY

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