I’m hoping to establish inbred strains of finches, after the fashion of The Jackson Laboratory mice.
The image shows the first round from a brother – sister mating. (Only 11 generations to go?) The second round was 5 chicks and the parents again have young in the nest.
The grandparents since they arrived here, the parents and the chicks are on a diet that does NOT include animal protein — specifically chicken egg. Protein is supplied by beans, nuts, and soy products (tofu, tempeh and soy yogurt). Cuttlebone is still being used.