Life Cycles: Breeding Time Tables

Please note that Breeding Time Tables for other commonly kept finch species (not shown here) can be found in the Species section of this site!

Parameter Species
Gouldian Cordon Bleu Zebra Society
Clutch size: 4-6 eggs 4-6 eggs 4-6 eggs 3-9 eggs
Incubation starts: after all eggs are laid after the fourth egg is laid after the 3rd egg is laid after the 3rd egg is laid
Incubation period: 14-16 days 12-14 days 12-14 days 16 days
Fledging age: 20 days 14-16 days 18 days 19 days
Weaning age: 6 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
First molt: 2-6 months 5-6 months 2 months 3 months
Sexual maturity: May become sexually mature before they obtain their adult plumage; however, wait until they are 6-9 months of age before breeding them May become sexually mature before they obtain their adult plumage; however, wait until they are 6-9 months of age before breeding them May become sexually mature by 2-3 months of age; however, wait until they are 6-9 months of age before breeding them May become sexually mature before they obtain their adult plumage; however, wait until they are 6-9 months of age before breeding them
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