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Ive never known that Neil my mate had them years ago and they looked like a oil painting but he had heat on all the time for them and they self reared

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A mate of mine bred a lot of gouldians and other finches and used bengalese finches to rear a lot of their eggs but that was only to get more clutches out of them.

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Right, as far as I know the Gouldian is a completely domestic finch that was never wild and I was always lead to believe you needed foster parents.

 

I also see you have Diamond Doves Lurchers, a lot of lads overlook them but I loved them when I had them. They'd coo and court each other in front of you instead of shutting up as you walked into the bird room.

The only thing was stopping them breeding, LOL.

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Bengalese never existed in the wild as far as I'm aware Neil.

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Do I see Gouldians in the first pic ?

Have you ever had luck with them ?

Yes Neil when Ive had them in the past. just getting back into them.

 

A beautiful bird but I'm lead to believe you need to put the eggs under foster hens, Mannikans are usually used ?

 

 

The biggest problem is that they come from the very hot climate of the Northern territory and do not have down feathers so even here in Australian it can be to cold for them and they hate a draughty aviary. the wrong conditions and they will fall of the perch.

They are self breeders here and a very common aviary bird. right up there for one of the best looking birds.

 

 

The diamond doves are great they are no trouble and and only add to the Aviary .

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Right, as far as I know the Gouldian is a completely domestic finch that was never wild and I was always lead to believe you needed foster parents.

 

I also see you have Diamond Doves Lurchers, a lot of lads overlook them but I loved them when I had them. They'd coo and court each other in front of you instead of shutting up as you walked into the bird room.

The only thing was stopping them breeding, LOL.

No the Lady Gouldian finch is an Aussie its habitat is found in northern Australia.

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I stand corrected so. I knew the Bengalese was 100% domesticated and must have confused the two.

It was an article in Cage & Aviary where I read that Gouldians needed to be foster reared, looks like that was wrong too, LOL.

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All good Neil, I watched Ireland flog Italy at the rugby league world cup to day The boys went alright.

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All good Neil, I watched Ireland flog Italy at the rugby league world cup to day The boys went alright.

And we got a new World Champion boxer and a world record breaking horse trainer over the weekend, so my silly lack of knowledge hasn't let down the Irish, LOL.

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good article Voon he mentions after being in the NT he went to Cooranbong which happens to be about 20 mins down the road from me.

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