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    Bullfinches

    Hi gents has anybody here kept or bred bullfinches? I've just built an aviary and am after keeping them

    Many thanks

    ​Jim

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    Give them a miss Jimbo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Give them a miss Jimbo..
    Are they difficult to keep?

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    is it legal? i suppose you want to take them from the wild?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir-lamp-alot View Post
    is it legal? i suppose you want to take them from the wild?


    Don't think its legal these beautiful wild birds very highly protected !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlz90 View Post
    Don't think its legal these beautiful wild birds very highly protected !!
    Could be wrong, but whilst they are protected, I suspect you can still apply for a license to kill them for crop protection.......may be out dated now but that was the impression I had? They can decimate fruit crops and alike.....
    http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/file/79054
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    They will not be difficult to keep but there are many rules and regulations regarding them as they are a protected species.
    I believe there is a British Bird Breeders Association so try to get more information there.
    Also Cage and Aviary Birds weekly magazine contains much information.

    I myself have bred Parrakeets and Budgerigars since 1956 and understand their DNA and genetic profiling.

    I bred 86 youngsters last year and 94 the previous year, currently I have 6 chicks in the nests with more due to hatch.


    Birdkeeping is a grand hobby and my birds show me a handsome profit over the calendar year .

    HWH.

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    I am sure if you look in Cage and Aviary you can get captive bred of most of the UK finch and other species.

    As a kid i had a bullfinch with a broken wing, he became very tame and would sit on my shoulder and take sunflower seeds from from my fingers.

    ​Moose
    Last edited by moose; 25-03-2013 at 19:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose View Post
    i am sure if you look in cage and aviary you can get captive bred of most of the uk finch and other species.

    ​moose
    Correct Sir !

    HWH.

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