To find out about Vinkie, you will need to understand what a Vinkie is. Vinkie is the Afrikaans for Finch and this page is dedicated to finches and finch keeping. As an avid finch keeper the site aims to assist others in their finch keeping activities and to promote finch keeping as a whole.
Finches are easily kept with such a variety of colours and personalities, that one is able to distinguish the individuals in the aviary or cage visually and audibly.
Many birds in other families are also commonly called “finches”, including some species in the very similar-looking waxbills or estrildid finches (family Passeridae, subfamily Estrildinae) of the Old World tropics and Australia; several groups of the bunting and American sparrow family (Emberizidae); and Darwin’s finches of the Galapagos islands