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JimmyBanks    0

Hi everyone,

 

Well I'm not really new here, I've been around for quite sometime. Back in the day I used to come on here 3 or 4 times a day and there would be pages of new threads. But alas, I've been away and by the looks of it most people have moved away and others have come.

So to help me catch up here's a few questions I'd like to know about you all:

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

5 March 2008 so that makes it around 6 years and 11 months. Or is my math wrong? I was always terrible at maths.

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

Currently don't have any, had some a couple of years back then moved, changed jobs and moved again. We are moving again soon and hopefully when that happens I'll get some more... HOPEFULLY.

 

What is your favourite mutation?

Lacewing. A well marked Lacewing just looks great. That said, I think Normals are completely underrated as well.

 

Blue or Green Series?

Hmmm... I gotta say blue... unless it's an ino or similar, then its Green.

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

Zero, Zip, Zilch, Nada, Not A Thing.

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Show.

 

What got you into budgies?

My neighbour had an aviary when I was a Kid, it was amazing and since the first day I laid eyes on them I've always loved them.

 

Well thats all about me that's worth knowing. Feel free to add questions if you can think of any.

 

Cheers!

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Hi jimmy banks,

 

Welcome back to the forum, I remember you when I first joined. This was around the time some of the more experienced members were still around :laughter: . I thought it would be fun to say some things about me from your questions so here it is:

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

I have been on the forum since the 11th of June 2012, so that would make it getting close to 2 years now.

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

Not sure exactly, I have been breeding them for the past 4 years but I have had budgies in my backyard for some years before I started the breeding.

 

What is your favourite mutation?

Like you I think the lacewing is a very nice mutation, I have bred a couple of my own and they are quite nice to look at. I am also a fan of the grey wings and also the yellow face on a grey wings body, not sure why but it is appealing to me.

 

Blue or Green Series?

I always like looking at the green series birds but I think blue is more appealing.

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

I think I have around 35 at the moment, I haven't had a proper count for a while might be close to 40.

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

I like the pet types.

 

What got you into budgies?

Just having them in the aviary when i was little got me into them

 

Thanks,

Nathan

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JimmyBanks    0

Hi BUDGIE LOV3R I seem to recall you when I was on last. This place is a great little forum and it always had a good close knit community.

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Nadene    0

Hi JimmyBanks, welcome back :D

 

I wish some of the others would come back!

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

10th Feb 2012 so 2 years

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

I've had budgies for about 7-8 years but show type about 18 months

 

What is your favourite mutation?

Any type of pied and I have to add yellow face

 

Blue or Green Series?

I have to say blue even though I seem to have an aviary full of mostly green :huh:

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

23 at the moment after loosing a few to illness

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Hmmmm I have both so it's like trying to pick a favourite child, but if I really had to pick I would say show

 

What got you into budgies?

I had one as a kid and wasn't allowed to get another so when I grew up and got my own house I got more and more and more.

 

Thanks Jimmy that was fun,

Nadene

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Pebble    0

Hi JimmyBanks. I have only been a member for around 18 months but have read pretty much every post archived so I feel like I know you already :) My dream is to breed show quality Australian Yellow Face Blues. I love blues although I own more greens. I have only 12 birds at the moment but will breed some more after summer. Glad you are back I am always keen to learn about show budgies.

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robyn    0

Hi Jimmy Banks, and all.

 

 

 

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

april 2009

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

2009

 

What is your favourite mutation?

probably pied

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Blue or Green Series?

either

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

0-.nil :( :( :(

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

show/normal. as pets type.

 

What got you into you into budgies?

Brother-in -law gave me 2. (which expanded at times to 60)

 

Unfortunately or fortunately, whichever. We also are on the move, so as we don't have any idea of the house, yard etc yet and it takes a while to build another aviary, I'm out of the game for now, much to my disappointment. I have sold all my buds, cages etc for now.

 

I pop in for a read every now and then and hope to keep in touch with bbc until I can start my little flock again. Good luck to all with their birds in the meantime.

 

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birdluv    0

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

Since March 2006

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

I have kept budgies now for 9 years.

 

What is your favourite mutation?

I love all the colours and mutations but l do love the rainbow mutation.

 

Blue or Green Series?

Blue

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

One but might get another,.

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Both

 

What got you into budgies?

My sister owned two in her apartment and that is when i fell in love with them.

( my answers above are in purple)

 

I try to get on here when i can but life gets in the way sometimes. It is good to see everyone.

Edited by birdluv

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JimmyBanks    0

That's alright birdluv we forgive you :D Actually I haven't been back here in a while but figured the old place needed some life breathed back into it. I was getting sad when I'd come past and click 'View New Content' and find out that no one had posted. I messaged Dave Bateman the other day about starting up a Facebook page for the forum and he said he'd talk to the other Admin team and get back to me... I looked at the Admins and poor KAZ is the only one that gets on. maesie was last online on the 27th June 2013 and **Liv** hasn't been on since 22nd August 2011, from memory Liv got off to focus on her Cockatiel forum. Dunno what happened to maesie, I wasn't around much then.

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birdluv    0

Thanks :)

 

That i think would be a good idea to be on facebook.

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JimmyBanks    0

Yeah, it would hopefully get a few more members active. That's what I think anyways... hopefully he gets back to me soon.

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hath    0

Hi everyone,

 

Well I'm not really new here, but havnt been on for a few years but i do look in now and then and its a shame to see a lot of the people who were active have moved on think i joined around 2003 god 11 years ago were has the time gone lol

 

after 20 odd years of keeping birds i finally stopped after my birds were stolen i did try and start up but the heart ache of losing years of work was to mush and my heart was not in it, funnily enough although havnt had birds for a few years it was only last year that i finally dismantled the birdhouse

 

What is your favourite mutation?

spangle

 

Blue or Green Series?

green series all the way nothing like a good green cock bird

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

none but did have well over 100 at one time

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Show.

 

What got you into budgies?

dont know really

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JimmyBanks    0

Welcome back hath!! glad you found it back to this place. It is sad to see the oldies all gone but I'm glad you popped in! I watched an episode on the BBC about Budgerigars getting stolen and the like a couple of weeks ago. I think it was produced sometime this year. Seems' like it's starting to be a bit of a common problem over in the UK! Very Sad.

 

Feel free to pop in and give us all any advice you want! After 20+ years breeding I'm sure you've got a few pearls of wisdom to share!

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Drogo    0

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

About two years.

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

About 10 years but then I stopped. Right now I am considering whether the budgerigar show scene is for me.

 

What is your favorite mutation?

Dilutes. I used to be really into Clearwings but heavily suffused Dilutes are now at the top of my list.

 

Blue or Green Series?

Blue but Dilute Light Green is such a beautiful variety.

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

About 50 show canaries, no budgerigars.

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Show type without contest. I remember when I first saw the "English" budgerigars in the 1990s. Eventually I started to upgrade my birds to the Exhibition type but study got in the way and I didn't have the time or the facilities. I sold the lot, but no regrets.

 

What got you into budgies?

I always have been into birds. I read a few books and budgerigars looked like the best beginners bird being colourful, easy to keep and breed.

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JimmyBanks    0

Hey Drogo!

 

Sorry to hear you got rid of them. Hopefully you'll see the light again and get back into the Budgie Show world soon. :D

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Ange    0

Hi everyone, its sad to hear not many are on this forum any more. I joined in hopes of learning from some breeders about genetics, mutations and breeding. I am a member of another forum but they do other birds as well, not just budgies. But they are all pet owners of 2-4 budgies, not breeders.

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

About half an hour lol

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

About 13 years

 

What is your favorite mutation?

YF Type 1, Opaline Grey Wing

 

Blue or Green Series?

Blue

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

24

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Pet

 

What got you into budgies?

A friend of mine had a pet budgie when we were 14, I got my first pair soon after :)

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Drogo    0

Welcome to the forum Ange

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Ange    0

Welcome to the forum Ange

 

Thank you Drogo :)

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Finnie    0

Hey JB, it's great to see you back around! I, too, rarely can ever scrounge up the time to come on the forum very much any more. But I do stop by every now and then and skim through some. Yeah, I remember back in the day when there would be so many new posts that it would take me hours to read through them all. The friends I knew back then seem to all be gone. I've heard that they all went over to Facebook groups, but I've tried Facebook, and I just don't care for it.

 

Maesie resigned as a mod a couple of years ago because she was going on to different things in life. That's how it will probably be with me in a few years. Once my last child grows up, I will probably get a job outside the house, and then in will be Sayonara to the birds. (Breeding them, anyway.)

 

What about you, Jimmy? Your son must be getting real big after all this time. And didn't I hear you mention you and your wife have more than one child now?

 

Here are my answers to the questions:

 

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

Since March of 2009, so about five years now.

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

About 5 1/2 years. I was lurking on here during that time, between getting my first budgies and joining.

 

What is your favourite mutation?

Too many to list, but clearwing is one of the ones up near the top.

 

Blue or Green Series?

I was always partial to the blues and yellowfaces, but lately I've gotten attached to the greens. One of my current goals is to produce an olive green normal. And of over 170 babies that I've rung so far, not a single one has turned out to be a normal light green, so I'd kind of like to achieve one of those, too, lol!

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

Are we counting just budgies, or total all birds? My budgies are in the 30s, last I counted. But I've got about 50 finches and Bourke's parakeets now, too.

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Pet type, hands down. But I did just recently buy my first two show types, and the look of them is growing on me. :)

 

What got you into budgies?

I found two of them at a garage sale. And though I was not planning to ever own any birds at all, in my head I could hear the accumulated voices of my kids from over the years saying "Mom, we should get a BIRD!" So I knew that if I brought the two home, then I would really score some brownie points. One was green and one was blue, so I figured, cool, I have one of both colors they come in. Then I did some reading and found out that budgies come in more than just two colors. The rest is history....

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mysixbabies    0

This looks like fun. Like JimmyBanks I left for a long long time (shame on me) and I've just recently come back and am surprised at how little activity there is. Back in the 'good old days', no matter what time of the year it was there was always something going on. Well, here's a little about me. :)

 

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

Since 31 May 2007 which makes it almost exactly 7 years! WOW! (I have a silver wings post award from way back then too!)

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

Probably eight years I'm guessing, i'm not entirely sure on that.

 

What is your favourite mutation?

Um...any! Lutinos are goregeous but perhaps a skyblue pied might have to take the cake.

 

Blue or Green Series?

Yeah, blue.

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

Four + two chicks and two eggs :)

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Pet.

 

What got you into budgies?

No idea! Just wanted a pet I guess. I've never looked back since!

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birdluv    0

it is nice to see everyone :)

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Budgie Beth    0

This looks cool, I think it is a good idea do people get to know a bit about others. I am ready new so it is nice learning how other people can to get their budgies

 

How long have you been a member of the forum for?

3 days, since the 16th of May

 

How long have you kept budgies for?

A couple of years now

 

What is your favourite mutation?

I don't really have one, I love them all

 

Blue or Green Series?

I think I prefer green

 

How many birds do you keep at the moment?

At the moment 7, only to the fact that my birds mated. Unfortunately I wi lol have to sell the chicks

 

What do you prefer Pet or Show type?

Pet

 

What got you into budgies?

I have always like budgies and when I got the opportunity to get one I took it.

 

Sorry about these , whe I typed them in they were smiley faces, obviously you can't have smiley faces. :(

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