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Re: Strawberry finch hen

Posted by Terri Gennaccaro on 11/05/08
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    On 10/13/08, Cathy wrote:
    > I will try to locate an old email I received a few months ago
    from someone claiming
    > to have some for sale. (He was responding to an old message
    board post of mine but
    > I wasn't able to pay the price he was asking at the time).
    >
    > I don't know anything about this individual but will try to
    find and post it to you
    > within a day. I think he is in Canada. Hopefully something good
    may come of it.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Cathy (GA)
    >
    >
    >
    > On 9/28/08, Beth wrote:
    >> On 9/28/08, Terri Gennaccaro wrote:
    >>> On 9/18/08, Beth wrote:
    >>>> I am looking for 1 or 2 hens, I have 2 males or will trade
    >>>> a male for a hen. I am looking to keep this hard to find
    >>>> finch breeding and going again. They are not imported any
    >>>> more or rarely, so if you can help, please email me and
    >>>> lets see what we can do.
    >>>
    >>> I have 5 pair of strawberries and am also interested in
    >>> increase their numbers. I only have one hen born 3-19-08
    >>> but want to keep her. I hope to have more and wonder where
    >>> you're located. I'm in Brighton, MI and I have one person
    >>> here that is also breeding but looking for more:-)
    >>> Terri
    >>
    >> Hi Terri,
    >> I am in St Louis MO. The only strawberries I know of around
    >> here are novice owners who don't realize what they have except
    >> pretty little birds that they won't give up. I thought I had
    >> two green strawberry hens and two male reds, but when I put
    >> them all in my new aviary 8'wx7'dx8'tall the two sets split
    >> appart and are now acting like prs. I hope that they will
    >> mate. I know that greens and reds can't breed successfully,
    >> at least thats what I read, but they sure are acting like they
    >> want to nest since Monday. I can only hope. I will keep you
    >> posted. Please feel free to email me if you would like. It's
    >> always nice to keep in touch with other breeders of a feather
    >> so to speak.
    >> Beth

    I have a friend in California who can get 1-2 from time to time
    but not many. They are $125 each and then you have to pay $130 or
    so for Delta shipping and he charges $30 for the shipping
    container, so....you can get them but it is really costly. One
    pair of mine is sitting on 3 eggs and I am holding my breathe:-)
    Another pair laid 3 eggs but they weren't fertile. I think
    because they had just gotten Ivermectin? Anyways, hoping the lay
    again soon. They are such beautiful birds!
    Terri