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Author Topic: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female  (Read 114 times)

paul

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How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« on: June 09, 2012, 12:03:20 am »
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Look closely at the beak of zebra finches. A male will have a noticeably brighter beak than a female. The color of a male beak is a deeper red-orange color than the female. A female beak is more of a pale orange.
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Inspect the breast for obvious differences. The breast of a male zebra finch will have a black breast bar that is not seen on a female zebra finch. The black breast bar extends across the entire breast.
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View the cheeks of the zebra finch. Male zebra finches will have orange patches that are not seen on a female finch. The cheek patches of a young male will be pale until he has fully matured at approximately six months of age.
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Check the throat area for differences. A male zebra finch will have what look like zebra stripes that are black and white. The stripes will be located above the black breast bar and below the beak.
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Look at the bird's flanks. The flanks are on each side of the bird just below the upper portion of the wings. A male zebra finch will have a chestnut-colored patch with white spots. The female zebra finch will not have flank patches.
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View the legs of zebra finches. The legs and feet of a male zebra finch will have the same deeper red-orange color than those of the female zebra finch.

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« Last Edit: June 09, 2012, 12:07:45 am by paul »

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Re: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 09:05:15 am »
Thanks for that Paul. I thought I had 2 males and 2 females but going off that I have 3 females to one male

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Re: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 04:31:53 pm »
Thanks for that Paul. I thought I had 2 males and 2 females but going off that I have 3 females to one male

ah right , i may have a spare male if you want it .#i will have to have a look first tho

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Re: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 08:36:50 am »
That would be kind of you but I don't no now I've looked again could be 3 males to one female aggghhhh. I no I've got at least one female as she's sitting on eggs at the moment

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Re: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 02:58:59 am »
if u take a pic and show me the i will tell you what sex they are

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Re: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 09:46:56 am »
Ok will be get a pic of them today. They are fast little beggars

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Re: How to Tell Male Zebra Finches From Female
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 08:04:27 pm »
Ok will be get a pic of them today. They are fast little beggars

hahaha yes they are very fast lol

 

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