Welcome to the Australian Gouldian website

Interested in Australian birds? Looking to buy an Australian Gouldian Finch or  Australian Hooded Parrot? Don Crawford, from the Northern Rivers, NSW has been breeding birds for 60 years and has many birds for sale.

Australian Yellow Gouldian

Australian Yellow Gouldian

Gouldian Finches
Don has a special interest in the Gouldian Finch, in particular the Australian Yellow Gouldian mutation which he established in the 1980’s.

Australian Hooded Parrots
He has also bred Australian Hooded Parrots for many years and is credited with establishing a Hooded Parrot mutation, the Fallow Hooded Parrot.

Latest Article !
The Lime Gouldian Mutation

Read about the early development of this extremely rare and interesting bird, The Lime Gouldian Mutation.

Don’s many articles, sharing his knowledge about breeding Australian Gouldians have been very popular. In these articles, he hopes to put forward ideas he and his wife Barbara have found helpful in their breeding establishment, ideas that they have shuffled around for the best part of sixty years.

Browse the complete list of topics on Don Crawford’s Articles page
or click on a link below:

The Gouldian Standard
Don’s thoughts on striving for the Gouldian model of excellence.

Bugger Off Codling Moth!
Making a Seed Hopper that was going to work was our project…

Combining the Mutation With the Normal is the Future
We have a very different philosophy breeding our mutations. To keep your birds to a high standard…

Head Colours in the Gouldian Finch
An Excerpt by Don Crawford from © Australian Birdkeeper 1991, (p.32)

Historic Article by Alex H Chisholm
Searching through some old books I came across a very interesting historic article written over fifty years ago, relating to the interest in birds of the early settlers…

History of the Australian Yellow Gouldian Finch
All details from the diary of Don Crawford who developed this Gouldian mutation over a period of ten years.

Discovery of a new Breeding Colony in WA
Exciting news reported by the “Australian Geographic” in 2012.

The Australian Dilute Gouldian Finch: Good Breeders Vs Bad Breeders
Breeding the Australian Dilute Gouldian Finch.

Early Mutations that Give Us the History
Don acknowledges an article by the late Ray Murray about the history of the mutations we have sadly lost.

Genetics for Sex Linked Birds for Beginners Through The Eyes of a Thirteen Year Old.

Breeding Hooded Parrots
Don shares invaluable knowledge about his other love, the beautiful Australian Hooded Parrot.

Travel Bug
Don & Barbara hit the road & visit some very nice aviary complexes…

Successful 2015 Breeding Season
Don shares his tips…

Good Habits, Bad Habits
Habits can lead to success or…

Helpful Calcium
Don shares his tips on adding Calcium to your bird’s diet…

Australian Hooded Parrot

Australian Hooded Parrot


Birds For Sale !

Our 2015 Breeding Season was very productive and also very satisfying, watching our breeding plains accelerate with a pleasing result of 130 young birds. With the largest single nest producing seven young that all fledged as strong fliers. We have a nice mix of both quality Mutations and Normals, all birds are from pure blood lines, and are of nice size.

Buyers of Gouldian Finches and Hooded Parrots, Birds for Sale at Don Crawford’s aviaries, can be confident that his birds have been raised in an optimal environment.

You can also Contact Us to register your interest in buying birds as they become available.


Our website is a work-in-progress so please check back regularly.


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