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Re: Orange weavers turned brown?

Posted by Jen on 8/04/06
(3) Comments

    On 7/30/06, aimee wrote:
    > hi everyone,
    > my orange finches have lost their brilliant color in the
    > past6 months and now only have brown feathers. Has this
    > happened to anyone else? Could it be seasonal or diet
    > related?
    > thanks in advance for any advice!!

    Yes, it's seasonal. During the off-breeding season, the
    males will look like the females and are pretty much
    indistinguishable. Before the breeding season, the males
    will put on their orange/black garb.

    Hope this helps!