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On the weekend I pulled out Tootie and Marine and set them up for breeding. She started to dig in the box on Sunday and I cuaght them mating Tuesday morning. So they should have some eggs appearing soon.

 

Also on Saterday I removed Ringo since she has been a bossy boots and flirting a bit to strongly with her father. :P I might get told off but I thought I'ld introduce Kree to her in another box. Things have not being so well with this pair. Ringo is still acting her true bully self and doesn't even want to know Kree and I think he might be afraid of her :fear Nothing major has happened. I thought maybe a box with the cage might give them the idea to get along but althought Ringo as being in it and digged to her hearts content, Kree still isn't interested in flirting with her :(

 

I realised this is the first time I've paired up some birds that havn't had a bond to start with, so it's a different feeling. But Kree has at least now tryed carrot, sprouts and Millet since being with Ringo, which is at least a plus.

 

So I'll try and get some pictures up for you soon, maybe this afternoon. Oh and Pie swung right back to Freckle the day I took Ringo away :(Laughing out loud):

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Ooohhh! More baby Marine and Tooties!! :P How exciting! And i hope Kree and Ringo warm up to each other soon.

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Yes Photos please nerwen.....

 

I'll be pairing up some on Saturday. I'll try and get some photos too. :P

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Thanks guys :P

 

Pics still to come the camera has been moved and I can't seem to find it.

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keep us updated on the love affair :P

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Found the carmera :wine So I have some pictures for you.

 

Marine is still singing away strongly :( As always. Kree joined in with him a bit yesterday but still wants to pretend the bully cage mate doesn't exsist. It's nothing major she will just fly to the perch he is one and case him to jump to the ground, she doesn't case him all around the cage all the time and no actal contact has been made with beak and feathers. I know Ringo is still in her cicle since I bothered her at just the wrong time yesterday afternoon when I got home which cuased her to lay an egg out of the box. Not that I would have let her keep that one since I know it's empty. She was laying eggs in Tweetaville which was the reason I pulled her out in the first place. At least I know she knows what a box is for :)

 

On tot he pictures:

Ringo and Kree:

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Kree and the mess Ringo made of the shavings:

breedingspring003.jpg

 

Ringo:

breedingspring002.jpg

 

Marine and Tootie:

breedingspring004.jpg

 

Flirting:

breedingspring005.jpg

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Wow Nerwen that top breeding cage looks really great... They must like it in there...... :P:D;)

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;) :(Laughing out loud): Well ringo sure did, to start with there was no box and she went straight to the covered hole and started chewing at it :P

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Has she been in the box yet?

 

Lether know that only two chicks have been hatched in that box. Chirpy and tiny.

 

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/darrylw/DSCN4876.jpg

 

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a26/darrylw/DSCN4874.jpg

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;) I will :P And I'm sure somewhere above I mentione Ringo digging away in the box.

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Guest hommer2054

:D Nice birds love the breeding cage too

So you have the same problem as me with wood shavings mine thro there’s out not matter what I do

So in the end I gave up and now I just use nothing at all

Love to see pictures of the babies when they are out and good luck hope you get heaps of cute birds okay

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Finished setup the spring pairings.

 

GBS--4-357_s.jpg with IBS-05-2082_s.jpg

Lt Green Opaline Male to a Grey Green Spangle Hen

 

PR--3-297_s.jpg with PR--3-289_s.jpg

Skyblue Normal Male to a Lt Green Opaline Hen

 

IBS-RS--4-013_s.jpg with LG-026-04_s.jpg

Cinnamon Grey Male to a Lt Green Opaline

 

VB-05-27_s.jpg with PR-1G--4-126_s.jpg

Sky Blue Spangle Male to a Cinnamon Sky Blue Hen

 

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A Grey Green Normal Male to a Double Factor Spangle Hen.

 

 

okay What will the out comes be????................... Yes I know a *** of a lot of Opalines, Cinnamons and Spangles :budgiedance: But which with which??

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Finished setup the spring pairings.

 

GBS--4-357_s.jpg with IBS-05-2082_s.jpg

Lt Green Opaline Male to a Grey Green Spangle Hen

greens, greygreens, spangles and all hens will be opaline

PR--3-297_s.jpg with PR--3-289_s.jpg

Skyblue Normal Male to a Lt Green Opaline Hen

greens unless the hen is split to blue, all cocks will be split to opaline

IBS-RS--4-013_s.jpg with LG-026-04_s.jpg

Cinnamon Grey Male to a Lt Green Opaline

greens, greygreens and cinnamon hens, cocks will be split to opaline.

VB-05-27_s.jpg with PR-1G--4-126_s.jpg

Sky Blue Spangle Male to a Cinnamon Sky Blue Hen

blues and blue spangles, is he opaline? oh and cocks will be split to cinnamon.

LG-022-04_s.jpg with IBS-05-210_s.jpg

A Grey Green Normal Male to a Double Factor Spangle Hen.

greens greygreens and spangles

 

 

am I right?

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Yay Nerwen!!!

 

Our babies will be growing up at same time :blink: Belle will be having egg today... hopefully. I keep saying "today is the day"... but i looked at her vent this morning, and its very big, and throbbing (as in ready for egg to come out).. Kirby is 16 months old, and Belle is 12 months old. She had a HUGE poop lastnight (was 1" wide) so i was surprised to see no egg in box this morning :) Shes been fet lots of calcium (cuttlebone, and LOVESSSS HER IODONE BLOCK)... gets grass, lettuce, carrots daily since i got her about a year ago, and both Kirby and Belle are in prime condition. So needless to say im very excited to have our babies being around same growth period. And they will be about same colours (im expecting yellow face blyes, and normal blues).. Im excited, and were wishing the best of luck to you :D

 

Kirby :)

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YAY it will be fun to have baby budgies the same age across the world :D

 

Daz your going to get some wonderful looking birds. Dingo you are right :D

 

How long do you think someone should leave a pair together before deciding it isn't going to work?? Kree has started to warble along with Marine but do so mostly when Ringo is hiding in the box and she still chases him off the perches. Doesn't even want to listen to his wonderful singing :wub: So two week? or longer.

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LG-022-04_s.jpg with IBS-05-210_s.jpg

A Grey Green Normal Male to a Double Factor Spangle Hen.

greens greygreens and spangles

 

 

am I right?

 

 

Very Good :wub:

 

Nerwen I leave them for 21 to 28 days. But if they came in as a pair under quarentine I have left them in the box for the quarentine period. 35 days

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thanks daz I remembered 21 days for something but I couldn't be sure if it was for this or another thing :D.

 

I'm sitting here right now with Marine and Tootie having fun :wub: and Kree singing along :(Laughing out loud):

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I think my girls are in sinc with eah other or something :(Laughing out loud): I checked Tootie's box and found her in there tail bobbing and all (luckly she just glared at me to leave :wub:) so I thought I'ld check on Ringo (this is about the time I do so each day) and shock horror there is an egg sitting there. It should be clear since she still hates Kree but at least she knows what to do unlike her mother. Not sure if I should leave it there for her to brood or not. But it's staying for now.

 

About 5 mins later Tootie hopped out of the box so I ducked over to check and her first little Eggie appeared :( Pen's close by so I marked it, ( i did the same to Ringo's too) This time i thought I would put their itial on the egg too (even though I'm using different colours) and just as I wrote the "t" I relised this egg now has IT on it :(Laughing out loud): Well Tootie was not please with me working so fast she was in the box glaring up at me and I had to replace it infront of her. But she welcomed it back with ease. So Now like Kirby I'm counting downs the days :) 22nd of september is the 'H' day ( H for hatch :()

 

Just got piccies: sorry the ones of Ringo/egg are fuzzy but to get the camera in place I had to stand on tippy toes and couldn't see what it was focusing on.

 

Ringo:

firstegg002.jpg

and her egg:

firstegg005.jpg

I think I'll leave it for 5-6 day and candle it before either removing or Freaking!

 

Tootie:

firstegg003.jpg

and egg:

firstegg006.jpg

 

Oh and I have a name idea but I'm not going to state until a chick appears.

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The guys at the club said this is the perfect time to set up the birds. A long dry spell and then rain. Just what nature had programed the birds to breed in.

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Yay Nerwen!!!

 

So Belles egg was 'born' Sept 1st... so mine are only 2 days older! Belles supose to have 2nd today... :D YAY!!! This is fabulous! Our babies will be same age about, and nearly same colour! I cant wait to watch them grow old together :( And my egg looks EXACTLY like Tooties (same colour size e.t.c.) and that makes me happy becuase hers will be fertile, and hopefully that means Belles are too as i saw them mate sucessfully! Ariels eggs were brownish (all infertile) so im glad even the eggs look the same :( (Laughing out loud)

 

Keep us posted mate!

Kirb :)

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:( Great dualling breeders.. The race is on.. Who will be the first to hatch?????

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:(Laughing out loud): I think Kirby has the head start, but then again tootie's last lot had a few hatch a day early :(

 

Both spent the night in the box since they jumped out when I uncovered them this morning. Not sure if having an egg means Ringo will ignore Kree even more or not at the moment.

 

Daz I knew about the rain so I was jumping for joy for two reasons last week, one simply becuase it was raining and two before I had just set these guys up.

 

Rain to the wild birds means fresh seeds and a lot of them very soon the perfect time to bring up a family. Which is another good reason to start giving greens when breeding even if your birds haven't touched them before.

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(Laughing out loud) Hmm... i bet 1 gorgeous budgie mine will hatch first ;) Belle laid 2nd egg today, looks good... how many have yours had Nerwen? ;) (Laughing out loud)

 

Yea, they will be VERY close... But all that matters is we both get god, healthy baby budgies :) Thats all i want.. even if i only get 1 baby, or yours hatch earlier ;) (Laughing out loud) Best of luck to the birds from around the world!

 

Kirby :)

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Guest cosmo

this is great my budgie laid her first egg as well sometime last night

seems there is going to be babies everywhere

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Woohoo we have a thrid entry into the race :)

 

Kirby you might like this picture:

 

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As you can see there isn't a differance in colour to the eggs, the colour at laying isn't a big sign since nothing is formed until about a week afterwards.

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