Saturday, September 15, 2007

Carousel of color

It's been awhile since I've posted photos of my gouldian finches, so here goes...

North Carolina gouldian finches

pastel blue male gouldian finch

orange head white breasted male gouldian finch

North Carolina gouldian finchs

gouldian finches indoor aviary

gouldian finches on feeder


Mary said...


I browsed your website and I am stunned! These are beautiful finches and many are tame? I just love the pic of you sitting in your home through the aviary. I can see they get the best of care. They must keep you busy every day. Wow. I'd love to visit you one day. When I have time for a "leisurely" trip to Maryland, I'll let you know.

Anonymous said...

They don't look real! What beautiful colors! Great pictures, too.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful birds.

Anonymous said...

You live in Maryland, too?

Anonymous said...

Oops--North Carolina. Mary's comment confused me a bit.

Susan said...

Thanks Helena, CindY & Mary!
Mary - I would love to have you visit anytime you're passing through the area.

Susan Gets Native said...

My girls LOVE your finches, Susan.
Every time we see Gouldians, the girls beg me for one. Nope. Not gonna happen. Too many animals as it is....but of course, if we ever did want one or two, we would come to you!
Question: Do the tips of the bill always match the mask?

Susan said...

Thanks Susan! Wow - beak tip color - you sent me googling to review my genetics. Red tip beaks go with red heads. Yellow tip beaks go with orange heads, but the orange head color can be masked with the black head color, so you can also have black heads with yellow tip beaks.
The beaks of females (any head color) will turn black when they are in breeding condition.

Susan Gets Native said...

Those little cuties are just mesmerizing. I wouldn't get anything done around here with a few of those.

dguzman said...

WOW! It's been much too long since I stopped by! What beautiful birds.