Welcome to the web site for the New Zealand Finch Breeders Association

Here are some if not all of the different types of finches you might find in New Zealand in our gallery of images

From Web admin (Jane): 

Thinking you are too old/young/busy/inexperienced/not knowledgable enough to keep finches - but hey you saw some and loved the look of them?? Give it a go!

The Gouldian Finch come in three head colours naturally: red, orange yellow) and black. In the wild the black outnumber the red 3:1 but in captivity the red is dominant over the black. Here is some background summarised from publications by Sarah Pryke et.al.

Hey! We are forming a 'posse' to follow up the reintroduction of an import health standard for passerine (finch) birds. 
Live imports were banned in New Zealand in the 1990's. Gradually our stocks and genetic diversity have dwindled.
Anyone with an interest in being involved in this should contact us.  

For May we are sharing an article from our magazine from 2010 written by member Cherry Gaddes.

Also featured is another summary of information collated and contributed by Cath Jones from our magazine in 2010.

Don't forget to check back regularly. For June, NZFBA member Kim Field, has kindly agreed to share his knowledge and expertise on the breeding of several species. Kim has lived in the northern regions of Australia where many of the native finches roam free. He has through his knowledge of their wild habitat and experience with translation to New Zealand conditions, developed successful breeding programs for several species including Parsons and Siskens.

Have a browse around and while here, if you would like to join just fill out the form online


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By the way members, the June issue of the magazine is out!


Events Coming Up

Members go to 'Events Page' for details.
Non Members contact us for details Contact Us
Everyone is welcome!! Even if you have no finches it doesn't matter as we do  - so join us :)

Next meeting 3rd June 

NZFBA have packs of beautiful finch cards, some with envelopes to sell. The cards have, Red Faced Parrot Finch, Blue Faced Parrot Finch, Star Finch, Gouldian Finch, Cordon Waxbill, and an Aurora Finch. These cards are plain inside. We are selling them at $1.00 each, with envelopes, or 50 cents each without. If you would like one, or two, please let me know. bev.kayes@xtra.co.nz or phone (04) 2399792


And our new website is under development. Check out under the members section "news" for the link and see what you think