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  1. Please, I think I could handle a dilute or greywing of some kind, I have some at home. I confirm that they do not have red eyes and I am not the one who offered this information either.. Okay Rachel , you are right about the wing which are supposed to be darker in the Easly, But to be Texas, she is supposed to have grey blue legs an she has pink legs? Does this leg color think really mean anything? I read it in a couple of different places. Easley's have pink legs with 3 or 4 different ideas about the color the cheek patches should be, from pale bluish to greyish blue to lavender to smokey grey, It depends where you look. I guess the only way to really know is to breed her.
  2. I did no see this red eye things in different places I read. Let's say that she would be paired with a blue male split to ino, could they produce clearbody babies of either sexes since CB dominates over ino? I don't even know for sure if what I'm saying makes sense.
  3. Thank you Nick, I didn't think of that, because I didn't think they had them in France, but it makes a lot of sense. Honestly, I stink when it come to mutation identification. The budgie is a French clearbody then, not mine, it belongs to somebody from my forum in french. Thank's again.
  4. I cannot quite figure this one out. Would anybody have an idea?
  5. There are grasses that will grow more readily here and are perfect for budgies. I have grown setaria italica successfully in Montréal, they go nuts for the fresh stuff. You can grow it from the millet branches. Those should to be started indoors just to be safe and need lots of sun if theyr are to grow tall and make big seed heads. I have grow panicum violaceum and milaceum. There are really easy to grow. I have grown canari seeds (phalaris canariensis) from seeds intended for the birds ans several others, japanese millet (echinocloa frumentacea). You can also give them wild grasses, it is quite easy to learn to recognize them. I am an experienced gardener, and I don't think I would endevour to grow spinifex, the soil and wheather are two different. Also, spinifex grows after fire, too complicated for moi!
  6. I could not find the ingredients in the Stick a Roos, http://lafebervet.co...=product&id=139 But the Avi-cakes have cane molasses, gelatin, glycerine in them, Nutriberries have corn syrup and glycerine, I guess that's what keeps them together. Giving honey to birds is not the best idea. Any sugar in any form is a bad idea. The reason bird are lactose intolerant is because they do not produce the enzyme necessary to digest lactose and lactose is a form or sugar. At best they should only get sugar from fresh fruits and not more than 5% of their total diet. Honey, especially if it is not human grade and unpasteurised, may contain the bacterium which causes botulism, Clostridium botulinum. Event pasteurisation is not enough to garantee that the spores are alle killedd. It is generally not given to babies (human) before they are at least a year old. Since 1979 there has been 42 cases of botulism in infants caused by honey and there are 70-90 reported in the United States each year. It could be speculated, that like the intestinal flora of babies (too immature) , that of budgie is not effecient enough )too fragile) to digest the spores quickly enough that they don't begin a takeover of the intestines. Il you want to make your own, go to the health food store and ask for something sticky and not too sweet. Here is a few ideas. http://www.myrealfoodlife.com/part-2-how-to-substitute-eggs-and-binding-agents/ A little fun never killed anybody, but remember that sugar feeds fongus and bacteria. Stuff like candidiosis can come from eating stuff too sweet.
  7. I don't see any spangle? I would say greywing with a grey factor (grey-green).
  8. I don't want to be a pest, but I would really like more opinions... Who is the master mutation identifier?
  9. Egg shell is around 95% calcium carbonate. It's a waste to trow that away . The egg itself is a complete protein (all 9 essentials amino acids), so if both are given together, you get an excellent source of protein and minérals. This lady give a crash course on what to do. http://mamanatural.com/how-to-make-eggshell-calcium/ The calcium from a whole egg poached or hard boiled is about 25mg per from 45-50 G edible portions. Give them the egg complete, all parts are good.
  10. It's not my bird Phoebes, It belongs to a member of my forum in France. J'ai un forum en français, le plus gros et le meilleur! But I stink at mutations, and right now, we seem to be lacking experts too. My specialty is nutrition. I have a limited interest in genetics and we could not make this one out. Do you live in Québec City? I checked you dream budgie vidéo, it made me dream of Barbados! Especially since the weather is so rotten here. The baby robyn, everytime somebody gives it a try it's different. I tought dilute too, perhaps his marking will become a little darker as he gets older, because now it's almost nothing. But don't forget the yellow face you guys.
  11. Thank you Phoebes. Fort Knox is a little way from Québec, and these birds live in France. I guess I'll have to wait a bit for other answers. Here is a new photo of the baby Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  12. Here is a picture of mom and dad. While you're at it, what do you think Dad's mutation is. and here is Baby. Thank you, I look forward to your answers.
  13. If I may, not toxic does not make it good. Food with little nutrional value only take up the space of nutritious foods. If you take a 100 grams of popcorn, nothing added, bare plain popcorn, and put it in the microwave, all you get is 27 IU of vitamine A, carrots for example have 16700 IU dandilion even more. No B, E and D vitamines 10 Mg of calcium completely oblitared by a whooping 300 mg of phosphorus, I don't know if you know about the calcium phosphorous ratio, but this phosphorus cancels all calcium. Sesame seeds for example have 975 mg of calcium ans 639 phosphorus. Almost two to one, the perfect ratio for a parrot. When germinated, the fat is reduce considerably and fat is necessary to the métabolism of fat soluble vitamines. There are other benifits. The same 100 grams of sesame seeds will have lysine (580 mg) and méthionnine (570 mg) respectively while your popcorn has lysine (338 mg) and méthionnine (252 mg). Popcorn has no choline. Sesame seeds have 25.6 mg of choline per 100 gr. Other food have choline too, green peas, spinach, broccoli. In sesame seeds the carbs amount to 23gr and the fibers 12 gr almost the same as your pop corn. Your popcorn has 78 grams of carbohydrates of which only 15mg is fiber, the rest is starch to make your budgie fat and possibly contribute to fatty tumors has he ages. These are some of the nutrients your budgies need most. If you give them popcorn, don't forget their relative size and do not spoil their dinner. Treats are human concepts. Animal need nutritious food for good health. If you raise them to appreciate nutritious food as treats, then there is a benefit to it. When you give treats, you are treating yourself at the expense of their optimal health. Birds are too fragile for treats. Also, there is a lot of corn in most pellets, they do not need more corn, it is just bloody filler. I know I sound like a bore, but I really mean well. Martine.
  14. What would you make of this budgie? As of yet I do not know a thing about the parents.
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