Flight of Fancy Finches
Society Finch (Lonchura domestica)
Color:  Pied fawn
The bird above is a typical pied society.  As you can see, he is randomly splashed with white.  This is the most common and cheapest society finch, but it is no less charming and active than the fancy mutations.  This bird is named Tanzi and is responsible for my fascination with society finches.  Behind him is his brother, Carzi.
Simple genetics of Society Finches

Three colors, in order of dominance:
Chocolate
Chestnut
Fawn

Pied types, in order of dominance:
Self
Pied
DEW (Dark-eyed White)

All frills are dominant to non frills
Frill types:

Bonten (head frill)
Chuunagon or Chunagon (head and neck frill)
Chiyoda (chest frill)
Dainagon (chest and neck frill)

In addition, there are color mutations:
Grey
Clearwing
Silver
Albino
Creamino

Wow, are we having fun yet?  :-)



My birds:
Exotic color mutations (Society finches)
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Frilled mutations (Society finches)
Zebra Finches (Florida Fancy mutation)
Birds for sale