Gould Amadine care and breed



Gould Amadine which is known as the most beautifull finch in the world still has a lot of fans, in addition to a beautiful color with a beautiful coat color blend also invited some people to try to cross the bird to get a beautiful mix of colors seen. The bird has the Latin name Chloebia gouldiae was found the first time in northern Australia, at the time the original gold color amadine still very limited color is just a blend of black, red and yellow-green backs her head while the purple chest. bird habitat itself was discovered by John Gould (immortalized as the name so gould amadine inventor) on the plains and forests inhabited eucaliptus and nested inside the vent holes of trees. Because the beauty of the colors of this bird to be hunted by collectors, causing thinning populations in their habitat, even for the yellow bird's head is very rare.


With increasingly hectic cross breeding bird gould amadine makes it now more colorful with a mix of about 34 colors. a variety of colors as well that made segregated into different types. of the many variations of color that is a favorite of bird enthusiasts here is who has the color of a white chest with the back of a blue or gray. birds with color proficiency level will certainly cost more than other colored birds.

Selection of broodstock


To get a good result and look istimemwa, candidates should be carefully selected sires breeding quality should be seen from a healthy physical appearance is not defective, the agile movement, brightly colored fur lining and intact, the position of the wings and tail are parallel, and the fur around kloakanya look dry and clean jug Arajin chirp.

To choose a healthy broodstock could see from the way his eyes looked round and clearly indicating that the birds are eagerly eating well and in good health and are not slimy nose. watch the birds often sleep during the day is a bird that is in a state not exactly healthy because this bird is a bird that is also anti-nap sleep habits of this bird that is to lift one of his legs. to get a quality and reliable sires one way is to buy from captivity. because if you buy it at any sellers feared this bird will bring common congenital cause amadine gold bird has such a contagious disease and malignant air sac mites or Sternostoma tracheacolum.

Preparing sires can be selected from birds 8-10 months old because at that age the birds'm past mabungnya and ready to be domesticated but many breeders who prefer to choose young sires aged between 5-6 monthly and young birds berpasanga so accustomed to life as an adult bird that lived alone marry.
Distinguish the sex of the bird is not an easy thing if you do not have experience with this bird. however, a striking difference can be seen from the color of his fur male birds are usually more brightly colored while females are colored light appear dimmer to fade.

Preparation Cage

Because the temperature and climate in Indonesia is similar to the natural habitat of this bird menangkarkan not a difficult thing, in general gould liked amadine temperature region 30 * C with 60-70% humidity, so no problem if this bird in front menangkarkan home or yard, if possible could also farmed in the room with the light intensity requirement of at least 25%. for its size alone is no specific benchmark size of the minimum required so according kitanya consideration only, not to the cage is too narrow or too broad critical cage construction must be sturdy, can also use a solitary cage or enclosure also karamba / umbaran / aviary. necessary for the safety and comfort of the bird cage can avoid rodents such as mice. enclosure complete with support such as advice tangkringan, a container of drinking water and food, containers for storing vegetables, as well as optional special container for storing sand. also place the nest box in the corner of the cage.

Feed Preparation and Vitamins

Goud amadine is granivora birds eating seeds or grains, and protein requirements were pretty high, because it is given a concoction of feed grains such as jewaut, canary seed, white millet, and niger seed. feed composition can be different. yet to benchmark here you can mix the feed with a mixture of 25% barley, 25% canary seed, white millet 25% and 10% niger seed that it is also coupled with a 5% radish seeds, mustard seeds 5%, 2.5% and 2.5% seed lamtorogung godem.

In addition to the need for feed grains vegetables is very necessary as additional nutrients for the birds, which are used to choose vegetables that are still fresh in the form of kale, lettuce, carrot shoots and leaves of radish. if our breeder prefer to give kale because it can last longer than a weekly. there are specific tips that vegetables such as lettuce can last up to several days to prepare a bottle or container of even this small amount of water and vegetables dipped in part stem / stalk into a container of water.

Some breeders also added fruits as feed enhancements such as apples, oranges, corn, broccoli. potatoes and cucumbers. for other needs beyond the mineral material feed is in the form of grit, sand, dust shell, and egg shells. the need to maintain the condition and vitamin supplements to help birds during mating, marriage, and incubation to pelolohan should also be required to be provided so that it can be successful captive breeding project smoothly and with the quality saplings.

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