Birds

The Gloster Canary

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 8:45 pm

The Gloster Canary                 Identification:  The adorable Gloster Canary, (Serinus canaria domesticus) will put a smile on anyone’s face! As a “type canary”, the Gloster Canary is bred for physical appearance rather than color or song and may be the single most popular of the types. These attractive little birds have […]

American Singer and Color Bred Canaries

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm

American Singer and Color Bred Canaries Intense Yellow   Yellow, Variegated, White American Singers and Red Factor Color Bred Canaries   White American Singer     Variegated Yellow/Green American Singer   Yellow and White American Singers and 3 Red Factor Color Bred Canaries   Red Factor Color Bred Male             […]

Australian Lady Gouldian Finches

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

Australian Lady Gouldian Finches “Normal” Green Back – Red and Black Heads       Yellow Back Blue Back  This blue back has a “straw head”   These 2 have black heads – Gorgeous!! Identification: The Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould’s finch or the rainbow finch, is a colourful passerine bird endemic to Australia. The Gouldian finch was described by British […]

Society Finches

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Society Finches Light and Dark Brown   This one is “crested” with a funny hair-do!  🙂 Identification: The pied society finch (North America) or Bengalese finch (elsewhere), Lonchura striata domestica or L. domestica, is a popular cage bird not found in the wild.  Although their history is not clear, the Society Finch was developed through selective breeding of other finches, and its […]

Zebra Finches

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Zebra Finches Normal Grey      PIED ZEBRA FINCH The wonderful Pied Zebra Finch adds excitement to any aviary. It is a favorite to Zebra lovers everywhere. Originating in Australia, this wonderful bird has become the most common household finch in the United States. These species are hardy and relatively easy to care for, so are […]

The Cordon Bleu

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

The Cordon Bleu Identification: The Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Finches (Uraeginthus bengalus) – also known as Red-cheeked Blue Waxbills, Uganda or Abyssinian Red-cheeked Cordon-bleus – are attractive, small African finches with bright red cheeks (hence their common name) and sky-blue plumage details. Geography: Africa Song / Call: Hear the Red Cheek Cordon Bleu Size / Weight: 4.9 – 5.1 inches / 0.31 – 0.39 oz […]

The OWL Finch

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 4:53 pm

THE OWL FINCH Identification: The double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii), or Owl Finch, is an estrildid finch found in dry savannah, tropical (lowland) dry grassland and shrubland habitats in northern and eastern Australia. They are sometimes referred to as Bicheno’s finch; and also as owl finch, owing to the dark ring of feathers around their faces. The name of the species commemorates James Ebenezer Bicheno, a […]

Loretta’s Canaries and Finches – How It All Started

Posted by on March 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Welcome to Loretta’s Canaries and Finches I’m Loretta! It all began in 1996 when I purchased a pair of Zebra Finches and in just a couple weeks, looked at their cage and saw eggs! We quickly got them a finch nest and nesting material and were so surprised to see little babies hatch in just […]

Loretta’s Canaries and Finches

Posted by on September 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Loretta’s Canaries and Finches About 20 years ago (1996) I bred Canaries and Finches. I had a spare bedroom with cages from floor to ceiling on all 4 walls!  It was a lot of FUN and brought me great JOY. After my husband of almost 41 years passed away in May, 2016, the house was […]