Distinguishing Between Male and Female Finches?

I have had two finches for about 3 months. When I first got them I noticed they were the only ones snuggled up to each other. Just today I noticed that one had laid an egg, but it fell to the bottom of the cage. I have no way of telling which finch is the female or male they are both white zebra finches.


My sister did see one of them dance and flop their feathers at the other trying to get on top, the one that laid the egg was the one trying to get on top. It was also cuddling with the other one. The one that was on top has a beak that is darker, but it gives off a lot of female ways.

The other one that is the partner (I think) regected the first one and is also helping to prepare a nest. So my question is, if it's a female or a male? When a couple is ready to nest do both the female and male finch sit in the nest or do only the females? Please help me if you understand my situation. I would appreciate it very so much.
Thank you.

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April 11, 20160 found this helpful
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The easiest way to tell the sex of your finch is to watch their behavior. A male will dance and sing. Females cannot sing and will only chirp. :)

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February 3, 20170 found this helpful

The male has blushed cheeks while female has a tear Line at both sides of face

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December 11, 20150 found this helpful

The one with the darker beak that tries to get on top should be the male. I think you are mistaken about which one laid the egg.


Both parents will sit on the egg and both will feed the babies.
If you hear one singing a little song, that is the male.

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February 13, 20160 found this helpful

You can tell if they are male and female by looking at their beak and their legs , males have a strong red colored beak and the matching legs , while the female will have a more orange/red beak with brighter orange legs..
Also the males can also sing , beep and make more types of sounds while the female can beep and beep even faster ^_^

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