On this page we will post the status of the nestlings,
hatchlings and clutches in our flock.
Currently we have one "Greenie" in our aviary.
In this section we will post some photos of our
nestlings. Here are some photos of our youngest (as of Memorial
Day Weekend 2006). First here are some photos of their
This is the mother. She is a Normal Grey Black Cheek.
This is her first clutch of eggs and she has been a wonderful
This is the father. He is a Continental Chestnut
Flanked White. Note his bright red beak, which means that
he is in prime breeding condition. This is also his first
Here are some of their nestlings:
These nestlings are about 9 days old. The
light colored one is a Continental Chestnut Flanked White.
The other is a grey. The grey appears to have black
cheeks. What is interesting is that both of these birds
have the same parents. The mother is a grey black cheek,
and the father is a Continental Chestnut Flanked White.
This is a close up of the Continental Chestnut
Flanked White. The light color of the skin and pinfeathers
are signs that the bird is a Chestnut Flanked White. The
light colored beak and red eyes are the signs that this bird is a Continental
Chestnut Flanked White (CCFW) vice a Regular Chestnut Flanked
A close up photo of the CCFW. The light
beak and red eyes are readily apparent in this photo. We know that
she is a hen because any CCFW born to this mix of parents must
be female. There is an excellent discussion of the
genetics involved on Efinch.com.
This is a close up of the grey. Although
it is not readily apparent on this photo this birds appears to
have black cheeks. Note the full crop visible immediately behind