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I have an outdoor wildlife habitat. I have numerous feeders.
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We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed
We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed poultry and we want to do our very best to be selling healthy birds. I have a quality Australorp rooster that we want to breed our Austral… read more
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I have five male Gouldian finches and a pair of Cordon Blues
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Doctoral Degree
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I purchased 4 zebra finches a week ago. I believe one is a
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Hello - I have a female Lady Gouldian finch who is not a mutation.
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I have been raising exotic finches for over 25 years and have
I have been raising exotic finches for over 25 years and have never run across this combination of symptoms.I am currently breeding Painted Finches (Emblema picta).One pair to each indoor cage.About 3… read more
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