Zebra Finch

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Noise level Loud?
Skill level Intermediate?
Size Small?
Price Cheap?
Maintenance Medium?
Talking Good?


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There are many established mutations for the Zebra Finch.
Zebra Finch mutations include:

  • Fawn
  • Chestnut-flanked White
  • Black-face
  • White
  • Black-fronted
  • Dominant Silver
  • Recessive Silver
  • Grizzle
  • Yellow-beak
  • Cream
  • Pied
  • Black-cheek
  • Black-breast
  • Lightback
  • Isabel
  • Orange-breast
  • Crested
  • Agate
  • Penguin
  • Dilute Blue
  • Saddleback Pied
  • Eumo
  • Charcoal (only available in Australia)
  • Phaeo
  • “George” (one known specimen in Australia)
  • Florida Fancy

There are also numerous different combinations of these mutations, creating even more variety.


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