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Re: So... What is a green finch? And this can breed w/Zebra?

Posted by Michael L on 7/11/05
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    On 7/11/05, Stacy wrote:
    > How much of a natural melody is it? I have a Zebra that just
    > twiters up a storm- but I do not know if finches can
    > interbreed. Is it possible to breed, say, a star finch and a
    > Zebra?
    The Serins will not breed with Zebras at all. The closest
    relative/species that they will inbreed with is the Canary. The
    offspring are know as mules and they are intentionally bred
    together for their song.
    The song of a Serin is shorter and not as rambling or sustained
    as that of a canary. Zebras, and I bred those, twitter and
    screetch, but would not compare to the melody of a song bird.
    Zebras are not prone to breeding with Stars, but they have bred
    with Bengalese, Owls and Heck's grass finches (Sharttails) that I
    am aware.

    Michael L