The Pin-tailed Parrotfinch is a willing breeder

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This beautiful Parrotfinch is considered difficult to breed, often proving unwilling layers.

Our experience differs from most.   While we have had our flock sit for months, or even years, doing little, at other times breeding activity is intense.

We conclude that under the right conditions Pin-tailed Parrotfinches are prolific breeders.

For instance, foster-rearing produced a total of 20 young on the perch, from 59 eggs laid by wild imports - 3 hens & 5 cocks - in 11 months of 2000/ 2001