Following is a list of other breeders who may have the exact bird you are looking for OR organizations which can fan the flame of your passion for birds!
cagebirdmenagerie.com and candoaviary.com Both of these sites are owned by Candalynn Miller. She is located in Florida, and, for our friends on the East Coast, she may have what you are looking for a lot closer than the Pacific Northwest.
http://richsfinches.com/ Rich is located in northern San Diego County and raises some truly excellent birds, mainly parrot finches and owls.
https://sites.google.com/site/simplyfinches/ Jim resides in San Diego and has a fantastic set of outdoor aviaries, where he raises Forbes and other parrot finches as well as the beautiful Painted Finch.
Kateri Davis is the owner of Davis Lund Aviaries, specializing in Softbill Birds and located near Eugene, OR, USA. Her website: https://sites.google.com/site/davislundaviaries She is also the author of "Turacos in Aviculture" & "Mousebirds in Aviculture" by Birdhouse
http://www.grasslandsgouldians.com This site is the love child of Lainey Alexander of Massachusetts. She has been raising finches for decades. In the early 1990's, she was pioneering efforts to establish many rare waxbills in the US. Now, her efforts are focused on preserving the wild-type Gouldian. She is a wealth of information and has some truly magnificent birds.
Frank Tromp of Avian Pacific Aviary. Phone: 805-937-5955: E-mail: email@example.com
Frank hasn't joined us in the 21st Century with a website, but he is one heck of a nice guy and really knows his birds! He raises a number of finch species at his facility on the California Central Coast, but also frequents the few remaining quarantine facilities remaining in Los Angeles. If there is a particular bird you are looking for, Frank can find it.
I wish my friend, Carlos, would gift me his website, since he no longer breeds parrot finches! However, he still graces the world with this really nicely done site with some great information! It is located at: TheParrotFinches.com
American Federation of Aviculture.
The American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) is a nonprofit national organization established in 1974, whose purpose is to represent all aspects of aviculture and to educate the public about keeping and breeding birds in captivity.
AFA has a membership consisting of bird breeders, pet bird owners, avian veterinarians, pet/bird store owners, bird product manufacturers, and other people interested in the future of aviculture. Check them out at http://www.afabirds.org/.
Avicultural Society of America.
The Avicultural Society of America (ASA) was originally founded at a meeting in New York City, October 19, 1927. Approximately thirty budding bird breeders formed the first membership roster. Meetings were informal and without elected officers until the Society elected William Browning, a Californian, as the first president in 1929.
As the group grew in numbers and support, it was able to start its own publication in January of 1929. They called it “the Bulletin.” During these beginning years, it became evident that California was showing the most interest and progress in the field of aviculture. As more members joined from California, a chapter of the Avicultural Society was formed in Los Angeles. Early in 1934 the Society transferred itself from New York City to Los Angeles. By this time the Society was 408 members strong.
Today, the Avicultural Society of America is the most prestigious and venerated Avicultural organization in the United States. Still headquartered in southern California, ASA boasts members across the United States as well as in other countries. “The Avicultural Bulletin” has been published by ASA since 1929. Over the years, the Bulletin has been filled with the writings of the most successful and innovative curators of birds at the leading zoos, the best birdkeepers in the private sector and even a few privileged individuals such as the Duke of Bedford and the great Dr. Jean Delacour . Today, similar people write for the Bulletin. It contains an unmatched mix of historical data and the most advanced methods and ideas in aviculture. No matter what kind of birds, be they finches, parakeets, pheasants, parrots, penguins, eagles, ostriches, ducks, quail or any other kind of bird, the ASA offers tried and true methods regarding how to keep and care for that bird and probably how to breed it, too. That’s because members of the ASA are currently keeping and breeding virtually every type of bird found in aviculture. Check them out at http://asabirds.org/.
If you are interested in Parrot Finches, there is a great group on Facebook, with membership including parrot finch enthusiasts from around the world! Check us out at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/Parrotfinches/