Here is an area of Bengalese Finch keeping and breeding of
which I have limited knowledge, in 1999
Mr F. Panjer in the Netherlands imported pearls from Japan and the following
year myself and 2 other fanciers visited him where I purchased a pair
of Chocolate Pearls from him.
These being a new colour to me I went all out in breeding, pairing them to
my Black Browns and fostering as many clutches as I could ready for
the following season when I aimed to begin developing them for exhibition.
My records tell me I produced 5 Pearl hens and 2
2 other Black Brown birds some split for Pearl. a good start for the
following season, but fate intervened and a fancier made me an offer I
couldn't refuse so my venture into the Pearl mutation started and finished
in the same year.
There are 2 varieties of the Pearl, the Chocolate and the Grey it is a sex
linked colour and follows the same mode of inheritance as the Cremino.
I placed an article HERE
which will tell you about
the introduction of the Pearl to Europe and something of its breeding.