EWWW...oh....I Mean.....AWWW pics added

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I have a baby finch! Hatched this AM! I looked in there (shoulda been 5 eggs but I didn't think they were due to hatch til Saturday) and only saw 4 eggs and something moldy.

    The moldy thing was a chick HAHAHA.

    It's a little bigger than a pencil eraser, pink, and has a fuzzy grey mohawk (hence the mold, um, confusion). It's blind and when you tap around the nest it gapes open it's tiny beak and flops its pink tongue with a black spot on the end around.

    I can't get a decent picture.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2008
  2. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwww! How cute! Congrats on your little chick!
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    Is there anyway to get a pic [​IMG]
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Congratulations on the baby chick!
     
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby finches are sooooooooo cute! We started with 8 and had 30+ in less than 4 months. The reproduce FAST! What color are the parents?
     
  6. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Okay got some photos...

    Here's baby. I marked one photo so you can sorta tell what is what in there.

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    The rents are standard grey zebras. One of the boys from this clutch will join my pied zebra hen when he's fledged and ready. The rest will be for sale.

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  7. ChickPeas

    ChickPeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh congrats! I love baby finches! They're adorable!

    I've got 5 zebras..started with 4 a couple of years ago, ended up with 12 total (hmmmm-wonder how that happened!) Now I'm down to 5...gave a few away and a few have passed on.

    I hope your other eggs hatch some healthy babies!
     
  8. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love when they have just been fed and you can see the food in their neck!! Its so cool,lol. The parents are so beautiful. I love the sound finches make. Good Luck with the rest!
     
  9. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    awwww
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    How neat! I've always wanted a few finches, but I am especially partial to the fancy ones like gouldians! The lady I worked for used to have a whole cage of fancy finches! Blues one, purple ones, green ones! I always wanted them to breed, as they were all in pairs, but she never put nests in for them. They have such nice songs!
     

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