Estrildine Hybrids: Zowls, Shebras, and Zeberries, O My!

Today at the final meeting of the Finch Society of San Diego County for this year, Karl Lieberman, who is a columnist for Bird Talk and a procurer and breeder of exotic finches presented on hybrids. He brought live specimens:


Zebra Finch x Owl Finch




Zebra Finch x Shafttail Finch


Masked Grassfinch x Shafttail Finch

I am now the proud owner of a Zeberry: Bing!

Zebra Finch x Cherry Finch

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~ by finchwench on Sunday, 18 November 2007.

8 Responses to “Estrildine Hybrids: Zowls, Shebras, and Zeberries, O My!”

  1. Wow. Those birds are absolutely beautiful! How do you breed hybrids? Is it easy, or does it take a long, long time? Just wondering.

    P.S I love those birds, and can you actually buy hybrids in Victoria?

  2. Can somebody tell about similar hybrids male or female fertility?

  3. Will a zebra female breed with a male cut throat?

  4. I have a white zebra female and an orange head Gouldian male that appear to have “mated” Both are tending the nest. . . .anyone know if i could possibly get hybrid birds from this match?

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