Lady Gouldian Finch

The lady gouldian finch is also known by the following names, rainbow finch, purple breasted finch and lady gouldian finch.

The lady gouldian finch has three basic head colors. These are black, red and yellow.

The head color is separated by a thin band of black around the head and into the chin

(which can be seen in the photo on the right) followed by a light blue which goes right around the head and neck.

The breast color of the male lady gouldian finch is a purple which almost has an unnatural iridescence to it in sunlight.

The hen has a lighter purple – lilac colored breast. The lower front of the body is yellow.

The back of the lady gouldian finch is green with a small section between the wings to the start of the tail feathers which is the same blue as the neck.

Lady Gouldian Finch

white breasted normal hen

The lady gouldian finch is found in a range of body colors also.

These are known as gouldian mutations.