Monday, March 25, 2013

Growth Cycle Days 8 - 10

Day 10

Over these three days you can see how quickly the feathers are growing. The Tail feathers are just starting to stick out.
Also from Day one to now the amount for growth in the young is quite astounding. It is no wonder that the young need a consistent amount of good food to grow to their full potential for heath and size.

Day 9

Day 8

You can see here that the pin feathers are just starting to protrude.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Growth Cycle Day 5

You can see at this stage that the feathers are just beginning to grow. The top left bird has some dark marks beginning at the wings and already with the finch in the centre you can see that the colour Mutation is different, it has a lighter smokey look in comparison to the dark marks of the bird above.

Growth Cycle Days 1 - 3

I am going to post a series of pictures that will help to illustrate the various stages of growth in the Bengalese Finch (Society Finch) from hatching through to Fledging. I hope that you enjoy it.

Day Three

Plenty of food in the crops here. The little things almost look stuffed full.

Day One

These Chicks have all hatched around the same Day. Some do not have food in their crops but I am led to believe that they are born with a natural sustenance. I used this picture to forward my concerns about the empty crops on a Social Media page and was told by an experienced Bengalese Breeder that I respect that the top bird displays a yellow patch with he referred to as the "yoke sack". The newly hatch bird uses this food reserve to live until being fed by the young. (This is something I'd like to look into and confirm in the future).

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Annual Journal Discount

The ABBS has released an annual publication of their Seasonal Journal and until the 31st of March you can receive a discount of $10.00 off the price of the book!!

Follow this link to the Annual Journal

Just enter the code  SHARE10  when purchasing to receive the $10.00 discount 

The Australian Bengalese Breeders Society (ABBS) Annual Journal for 2012 comprises the 3 quarterly Journals that were issued during the year of 2012. In addition the Annual also contains many exclusive Articles and Images unique to this Annual Journal.
Included in this 84 page Book are 18 separate articles and 75 striking images that make for a wealth of information regarding the Bengalese Finch in Australia.
The ABBS can be found at;

There is limited resource to learn about our humble Bengalese Finch (Society Finch) and the Annual Journal of the ABBS is the perfect addition for anyone with the same interest.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Underbelly Markings

This is a good example of well marked natural underbelly markings. It is clear that good markings are possible through selection and not only by Hybridization as per the Euro.