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    Name the Weird finch...

    I was in the pet store the other day and I looked at the finches. I am considering getting one... And I saw this really really cool looking finch, it looked like it have a mop on its head. I really dont know what kind it was. It was like it actually had hair and it was combed in a perfect bowl around its head and I am wondering if the thing can see through it or not. LOL. Anyway... can anyone tell me the name of this bird?

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    It actually sounds like it's a gloster canary.

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Yep, sounds like a canary. Was it yellow or light brown/yellow or maybe even all light brown?



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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    I love the haircut!!

    Did it look like this?:



    Or like this?:


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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Mmm it looked like the bottom one... They had finch on the cage... maybe they just messed it up... Bahaha, but its the funniest looking thing. I want one!

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    They are so cute!!!! I love their 'hair'. A group of them would look like The Beatles!

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I always thought that canaries are finches, just as budgies are parakeets, if you see what I mean. Is that right?

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Yeah canaries are a type of finch just as cockatiels are a type of parrot. Zebra and societies can be crested just like gloster canaries can be.
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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Ohhh, I'd love to see a crested Zebra finch! I like the crested budgies too, but have never seen one in real life. It seems that the crested canaries are the most commonly seen crested birds.

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    So my brother and I are probably going to get one each, does anyone here have one or do you have any information about them? How can you tell male from female? If you cant tell them apart, we are getting two, will they mate and such if they dont have access to an area to lay eggs? Ugg... maybe I will just get one.

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    crested zebra finch



    Crested society finches
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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Ohhhhh Lindsey!!! Thanks for that, they are CUTE!! How bizarre, but still very cute. Funny too, they made me laugh, poor chaps! The expression on the face of the one in the 1st pic is priceless.

    Lyssa, I think Kalvin, a member here, had a crested canary called Wiggy. I will contact him and ask him to have a look at this thread to help answer your questions.

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    it could be a crested zebra finch LOL

    All birds are beautiful, they are angels send by god!


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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Thats what I think it is...a finch could be crested it dosen't have to be a Zebra...there are even crested budgies but they are rare

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    Re: Name the Weird finch...

    Hi.
    If you choose to get the canaries, you will most likely have to have two cages. Male canaries usually won't tolerate other males in their space. Read up on canaries before you get them. One of my male canaries was having "free time" outside his cage. He went over to his son's cage, and they fought through the bars. His son didn't back off, and the son got a bloody face! I never let that happen again, but you see how serious they can get. A male and female will mate, and they could be related, and that is not good either. The males sing long songs, and the girls just chirp and make other cute sounds.
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