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    Make a Gouldian pair (by replacing existing male)

    Hi folks and experts,

    So i have this gouldian pair (In natural colors, male red head and female black head with green back). Last year they laid one whole infertile clutch. But later they were able to produce 8 chicks. Still there were few infertile eggs.

    This year first two clutch went infertile. In second clutch, however, there were 2 fertile eggs out of 5. One got dead in shell and the other was tossed by the pair. I suspect it's the male.
    So i decided that it's enough, i should give chance to another red headed, yellow back male. So i took out red headed male and added new male to the cage with hen.

    Both birds are in breeding condition. Hen is in supreme breeding condition. Flaps her wing while sitting on perch and her beak is all covered in black color.

    I am observing that for last few days, new male is dancing to her and convincing her but she flies away. Seems like she is finding her old male and makes sounds like she is calling him.
    But today i noticed that new male went into the box and after some time after a bit of hesitation, hen also went inside the box. Since it is their time to sleep. It's been roughly 3 days.
    The pair i am trying to make has following colors:
    Hen:
    Black headed, green back, purple breasted
    Cock:
    Red headed, Yellow back, white breasted


    My questions are:
    1. How much time should i give to this pair so they can bond? And when to know this pair will bond or not?
    2. Am i the cause of stress to hen or its just me thinking wrong?
    3. Are the signs good that both birds are sleeping in the breeding box?
    4. What color of babies or mutation i should expect?

    Diet i am giving them is egg food, normal gouldian finch seeds from versele laaga and vitamins mixed in water. Also provide vitamins d3 and calcivet since i live in Finland, which has dark days in winters. And there is no direct sunlight access for Gouldians and cages are inside the living room.

    Any other tip or suggestion is welcome. Thanks

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    Re: Make a Gouldian pair (by replacing existing male)

    Here are pics of the pair:

    female:

    https://ibb.co/muQyTL

    (male)

    https://ibb.co/ctWGF0

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    Re: Make a Gouldian pair (by replacing existing male)

    Really nobody?

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    Re: Make a Gouldian pair (by replacing existing male)

    Although the pair sleeps in the box. Hen still avoids male by flying away if he tries to make a bit of advancement. I put her previous male into another room to move him out of sight and she can not hear him as well. But still during day time she avoids him.

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