This is what "normal" house finches look like (Lady, first):
This (photo, below) as you've probably seen on this blog before is our aberrant female house finch, Patches, who has nested in the tiny swing on our front porch. The first photo was taken in March 2014, the second, in December 2014.
As we observe in the two photos of Patches, above, each molt brings more white in the plumage.
This (photo, below) we've lately determined, is the mate of patches. I first photographed him in February or March of 2014. He doesn't qualify as being aberrant, but he certainly isn't cut from the same cloth as most male house finches. As you can see, he is golden where the usual male house finch is raspberry red.
And here is a (poor) photo of our "Odd Couple" (below).