Articles

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 below and click on a link to read:

The Cinnamon Gouldian
The latest Gouldian Finch Mutation, the very sought-after Cinnamon Mutation […] Continue reading …

The Gouldian Nest Box
Don shares his thoughts on suitable nest boxes […] Continue reading …

2016 Breeding Season Review
the most exciting and fun-filled season we have had for many years […] Continue reading …

Helpful Calcium
Don shares his tips on adding Calcium to your bird’s diet […] Continue reading …

Good Habits, Bad Habits
Habits can lead to success or […] Continue reading …

Successful 2015 Breeding Season
Don shares his tips for his successful breeding season […] Continue reading …

Travel Bug
In Travel Bug, Don shares his thoughts about the importance of breeding with top quality Gouldians […] Continue reading …

Genetics for Sex Linked Birds for Beginners Through The Eyes of a Thirteen Year Old
A great article that was written by Don’s grandson in 2000 with a simple explanation of sex linked genetics […] Continue reading …

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 […] Continue reading …

Joys of Winter Breeding
Yes another breeding season is finished for the Gouldian, and now we look forward to what the moult may uncover for us […] Continue reading …

The Australian Dilute Gouldian Finch: Good Breeders Vs Bad Breeders
Breeding the Australian Dilute Gouldian Finch […] Continue reading …

Discovery of a new Breeding Colony in WA
Exciting news reported by the “Australian Geographic” in 2012 […] Continue reading …

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 […] Continue reading …

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 […] Continue reading …

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

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 […] Continue reading …

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

The Gouldian Standard
Don’s thoughts on striving for the Gouldian model of excellence […] Continue reading …

Outstanding Success of the new Aussie Variegated Blue!
Karen and Les, passionate breeders of the Australian Gouldian have just announced some exciting news in their quest to improve a formerly genetically weak line of mutation […] Continue reading …

The Lime Gouldian Mutation
Read about the early development of this extremely rare and interesting bird [… ] Continue reading …
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