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  • Zebra finch standards

    Indispensable reference document for breeders who select zebra finches.

    I carried out research work on the different zebra finch standards applied in France, Belgium, England, Italy and the Netherlands. Here are the standards on which the judges rely to decide between zebra finches in competitions. These documents will be very useful to you depending on the country where you are exhibiting.

     

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  • Zebra finch genetic calculation software

    Small practical software allowing to have the probabilities of the results of a mating according to the mutation (s) of the respective parents. It can be put on USB sticks, no need for an internet connection to use it.

    Before that, we will obviously need to know the genotype of each parent. To help you determine the mutation or combination of mutations to which your zebrafinch belong, you can refer to: Illustrated glossary of mutations in zebrafinch.
    That said, I would say that this application is only an aid. The best thing will always be to understand how each mutation is transmitted. For this, I also advise you to have a good basis to consult the article: Zebrafinch genetics : Instructions.

     

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  • Application of zebrafinch Genetics

    Here is a site, also available in application, dedicated to the calculation of the genetics of zebrafinch. ZebraCalc allows you to have the probabilities of results depending on the mutations of the respective parents.

    Before that, we will obviously need to know the genotype of each parent. To help you determine the mutation or combination of mutations to which your zebrafinch belong, you can refer to: Illustrated glossary of mutations in zebrafinch.
    That said, I would say that this application is only an aid. The best thing will always be to understand how each mutation is transmitted. For this, I also advise you to have a good basis to consult the article: Zebrafinch genetics : Instructions.

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  • Zebrafinch Certificate of Sale

    Advice from an experienced breeder :

    "You should encourage zebrafinch breeders to sell birds with a pedigree sheet, even "homemade" with phenotypic color indications, guaranteed litter colors, possible litter colors .... And the same information on parents. ... And display in your breeding, in gold lettering (or in paint) above the breeding batteries "A COMPETITION BIRD MUST HAVE A CHARACTERISTIC PHENOTYPE OF THE MUTATIONS THAT MAKE IT UP and KEEP THE TYPE OF THE ZEBRAFINCH !"

    In order to improve traceability and reduce unpleasant surprises during mating, here is a model of the zebrafinch transfer certificate :


     

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