Founded in 1952, the ZFS is the oldest national society dedicated solely to Zebra Finches

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COCK: Eyes dark. Head, neck and wings deep even fawn. Breast bar blackish brown. Throat and upper breast light fawn with zebra lines, running from cheek to cheek continuing down to breast bar. Underparts white, may have some fawnish shading near the vent and thighs. Cheek patches dark orange, tear markings the same shade as breast bar. Tail blackish brown barred with white. Side flankings reddish brown with even clear white spots.

HEN: As other hens but of the same shade of fawn as the cock.

Show faults: White or darker coloured tips to wing flight feathers. Excessive fawn shading on underparts.