In 2012, Budgiedin Budgerigars decided to branch out into some other types of birds besides budgies. We added finches, and then Bourke's parakeets. The following are some of our non-budgie birds.
This is Woodsy, a normal owl finch that is split to fawn, and his mate Fern, who is a fawn owl finch.
Fawn Owl finches have brown in all the places that normal ones have black.
This is their baby, Forrest, who is a normal male, split to fawn:
This beautiful yellow back Gouldian finch is named Candy Corn:
We bought Candy Corn from a breeder in Texas, to pair up with our home-bred silver hen, Cotton Candy:
They have produced some beautiful babies, just like their daddy:
These are a compatible species of finch prized for their unique white spotted "star" pattern over their neck and chest area. They normally have a red face, but ours are the yellow face version, which actually have an orange colored face, that coordinates very nicely with their green and yellow bodies.
This is Pee Wee, one of our male yellow face star finches.
We were able to find mates for Pee Wee and Sprout. Introducing Pip and Squeak:
Bourke's Australian Grass Parakeets
All three of these chicks are normal split to pale fallow females that were produced here.
Some of our other Bourke's Parakeets:
Pixel, our first Bourke's Parakeet, an opaline (or rosy) split to pale fallow.
Left to right, Cooper, Falcon and Sparrow, two normals and a rosy, also called an opaline.