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Gouldian Color guesses??

Alyse

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Hello everyone!

I have 2 Gouldians about 4 months old. I have my own guesses for what head colors they will be, but these are my first goulds. One is a dilute greenback purple breast and the other is a yellow back purple breast. I would love to see what you think head colors will be! All guesses welcome! :)
 

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Ooh wow! I (unfortunately) have no idea, because I've never had gouldians before! But I love what their colours look like already - it's so exciting to guess what your bird is going to look like!!! Please post pics when their colours come in - I would love to see them!
 

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I guess purple for the first bird & orange for the second (my favourite gouldian colour). :)
 

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There are three head colors - black, red, and orange/yellow. A few more, technically, like straw and grey, but those are the main options. The other colors are created by interaction with body color mutations, rather than a separate head color gene.

Do you know anything about the parents? Are they from the same parents or different?
 
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They were bred in a large mixed pair aviary so I'm not sure if the breeder knows either as her color guesses were just guesses as well.
 

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:uhm: Okay, I guess that totally disqualifies my first guess, LOL. Based on what Destiny said the options are, I vote black for the first one. Sticking with orange for the second. :)
 

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My guess would be dark gray for the green back and orange for the yellow.

I got my gouldians when they were a little older, so they were almost fully feathered out. Just a few feathers coming in on their faces.

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I love Lady Gouldian finches. They are so lovely.

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Oh wow, all your goulds are gorgeous, but your silverback is an absolute DREAM!!! Do you name your birds? So many cool names ran through my head seeing that SB.
 

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His name was Sterling. :D

The two greenbacks are Crimson and Blaze. My yellowback is named Jasper. They are awesome little guys. Colorful in appearance and personality. And their song is soft and lovely.
 

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My babies I think are still learning to sing, they just do single tones right now. occasionally I hear a little more which makes me think they're practicing. :)
 

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My babies I think are still learning to sing, they just do single tones right now. occasionally I hear a little more which makes me think they're practicing. :)
Hah I love when they practice.
The first one is a black head, purple breast single factor (I think single. Could be the lighting). The second is yellow head (proper term for visual orange), lavender breast yellow back... pretty sure that’s a male.

Beautiful birds! Have fun.

The last photo is a red mask juvie singing to an adult male, who’s sooo not impressed. :laugh:

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