Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Our little eggy twins have become so fascinating to me. So I've done a little research. They are called House Finches.

Fun Facts about the House Finch

  • The House Finch originated in Mexico and in the 1940's was turned out in Long Island, NY
  • The red color of the male House Finch comes from pigments that it gets in his food during molt.
  • The more pigment of food the redder the male.
  • Females prefer to mate with the reddest male they can find, perhaps assuring that they get a capable male who can find enough food to feed the little babies.

Kind of weird that I researched my eggs. I just wanted to know what we were in store for.

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