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Colour inheritance in the Gouldian Finch: A breeder’s guide – Article by Gustav Schellack With photographs courtesy of Marek Buranský

Introduction The Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) is a truly remarkable avicultural subject. It is viewed by many enthusiasts as one of the icons of modern-day aviculture, and its breathtaking beauty and stunning polymorphism (see head colour inheritance) has made it a firm favourite with bird keepers the world over. The Gouldian Finch has been known […]

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Treating Gizzard Worms and Tapeworms in Finches

  Panacur 25” (was Panacur 2.5) is a worm drench that was originally made by Hoechst, which is now Coopers Animal Health, a division of Intervet Australia P/L. The active ingredient is Fenbendazole, at 25 gms/litre strength. “Panacur 25” is marketed mainly for sheep, and is sold in one litre containers. Panacur is still my […]

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Incubation of Eggs

Avian vet Dr Chris Kingsley addressed the Eastcape Bird Club on 2 December 2000. The club committee requested that this address be published in Avizandum because they were so impressed by it, that they want to share it with everybody who is interested in bird keeping and breeding. Here is the section on Incubation:

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