The Chestnut Flanked White Zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata [formerly Poephila guttata]), is a variation of the most common estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and some areas of the tropical far north. The Black Cheek Zebra finch can also be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. This Zebra Finch has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil and the United States.
Chestnut Flanked White Zebra finches for sale are also called White Marked Zebras and have a white to ivory body color. The male has a breast bar, cheek patch and flanking, but generally diluted by comparison to normals. The females are white with black tear drop mark.
Young often emerge white, frosted with lots of grey or black around the head and breast, and with black beaks. Chestnut Flanked White Zebras carry a sex-linked trait. This variety is variable from brightly colored birds to those that have pale color in the cheek patches, breast bar and flanking.
Size/Weight: 4″ / 13g
Lifespan: 5-7 years
Sexing: Chesnut Flanked Zebra Finches are easily sexed
Temperament: Zebra finches are arguably the most popular and commonly kept Australian finch species. They are free breeders, undemanding, and easy to care for, and therefore, ideal for beginners. They also come in a wide variety of appealing color mutations. Zebra Finches are perky, active, noisy, pushy, social and can be territorial, especially when breeding.
Breeding: Zebra finches breed easily and are a great beginner finch.
Diet: Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, Millet, Dried Egg Food, Mineral Grit, live food (mealworms), greens