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  1. If the vinegar thing is true, as soon as you get the leg ring on, wash off the vinegar i am thinking that the vinegar draw the fluid out of the leg, making it thinner. I am not too sure how that would work, as it is always the lump of the foot that causes the problem, where the toes all meet the foot/leg/ankle that causes the problems. never a fat leg issue -
  2. About to go set up kindy cage This is how things stand at the moment Pair 1 - Caesar Sky Blue and GreyGreen Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a grey opaline cock second is an albino hen an third is a lutino hen. All are going well and they have seed so they can learn to nibble and crack seed. The are all going wwell Pair 2 - Twitch and Albino Hen - 5 chicks now -The eldest is a sky blue cock The 2nd eldest is a sky blue cock, the 3rd eldest is a sky blue hen, the 4th is a light green cock and the 5th is a sky blue hen. First 2 out and about Pair 3 - Son of Dumber (RIP) and daughter of Twitch - Visual violet opaline hen. Noisy little thing. Pair 4 - Dumb and Light Green Spangle Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a white double factor spangle cock, 2nd eldest is a green spangle cock but has a lot of opalescence and the youngest is definitely a sky blue opaline spangle hen. Seed as the nesting material. Going well Pair 5 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to Green Hen - Still preening. One DAY to "show me the money". Pair 6 - Opaline Grey to a Light Green Cinnamon Hen - 4 eggs. I am hoping for fertility. Pair 7 - Grey Cock to an Opaline Grey Spangle Hen - 1st chick hatched and has been fed. Hoping for a lot more. 6 eggs remaining Pair 8 - Cobalt Cinnamon Cock to a Sky Cinnamon Hen -Pair will go back to the aviary today or tomorrow Pair 9 - YF Opaline Sky Cock to a Light Green Spangle Hen - 1 chick going very well - a green opaline hen - Little green hen perches well. Hen layed her 5th egg.Mum happy to have daughter in the nestbox Pair 10 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to a Green Hen - Still preening. One DAY to "show me the money". Pair 11 - Sky blue cinnamon wing cock to greygreen hen - 2 eggs layed. Pair 12 - Green Cock to a Grey/Blue Opaline Dominant Pied Hen - Little hen has fledged and is perching well. 3 new eggs layed Pair 13 - Grey Cock to a GreyGreen Cinnamon Opaline Hen - 3 chicks - great mum - The eldest is an opaline light green, , second is a sky blue cinnamon wing. The youngest is an opaline grey. I think the oldest and youngest are hens and the middle one is a cock. Nestbox added for hen to begin laying again if she wants for Rd 2. All 3 chicks are doing well, learning to perch and all are eating Pair 14 - Captain Jack (Light Green Cinnamon Cock) to an Albino Hen - 4 eggs Pair 15 - Violet Opaline Cock to a Grey Hen - 5 eggs now. hoping for fertility.
  3. I have coated a birds leg in oil before, then try the two toes forward two toes back method. I have had it work for me. Good luck
  4. Pair 1 - Caesar Sky Blue and GreyGreen Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a grey opaline cock second is an albino hen an third is a lutino hen. All are going well and they have seed so they can learn to nibble and crack seed. Pair 2 - Twitch and Albino Hen - 5 chicks now -The eldest is a sky blue cock and has left and is perching well. Parents are terrific. 4 blues and a green. The 2nd eldest is a sky blue cock, the 3rd eldest is a sky blue hen, the 4th is a light green cock and the 5th is a sky blue hen. The 2nd should fledge soon. Pair 3 - Son of Dumber (RIP) and daughter of Twitch - Visual violet opaline hen. Noisy little thing. Pair 4 - Dumb and Light Green Spangle Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a white double factor spangle cock, 2nd eldest is a green spangle hen i think as she looks opaline, although her Mother is not an opaline but has a lot of opalescence, so i will have to wait and see and the youngest is definitely a sky blue opaline spangle hen. Seed as the nesting material. Pair 5 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to Green Hen - Still preening. One week to "show me the money". Pair 6 - Opaline Grey to a Light Green Cinnamon Hen - 4 eggs. I am hoping for fertility. Pair 7 - Grey Cock to an Opaline Grey Spangle Hen - 7 big eggs so far Pair 8 - Cobalt Cinnamon Cock to a Sky Cinnamon Hen - Hen is back in the nestbox. No egg yet but hopeful. Pair 9 - YF Opaline Sky Cock to a Light Green Spangle Hen - 1 chick going very well - a green opaline hen - Little green hen perches well. Hen layed her 3rd egg. Pair 10 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to a Green Hen - Still preening. One week to "show me the money". Pair 11 - Sky blue cinnamon wing cock to greygreen hen - 2 eggs layed. Pair 12 - Green Cock to a Grey/Blue Opaline Dominant Pied Hen - Little hen has fledged and is perching well. Pair 13 - Grey Cock to a GreyGreen Cinnamon Opaline Hen - 3 chicks - great mum - The eldest is an opaline light green, , second is a sky blue cinnamon wing. The youngest is an opaline grey. I think the oldest and youngest are hens and the middle one is a cock. Nestbox added for hen to begin laying again if she wants for Rd 2. Pair 14 - Captain Jack (Light Green Cinnamon Cock) to an Albino Hen -no eggs. Might not get any. Pair 15 - Violet Opaline Cock to a Grey Hen - 4 eggs now. hoping for fertility. I will set up the kindy cage on Friday or Saturday.
  5. My plan was to move all the pairs that looked like they might not breed out of the breeding shed and back to the aviary, but then i went why? There is no rush. i am not going to breed over summer, so this week is close to their last week to lay an egg, so we will see how they go. As it stands, let me update the pairs since I just spent an hour doing a clean up of the breeding shed, and giving all birds spinach, corn and new seed in the nestboxes. Pair 1 - Caesar Sky Blue and GreyGreen Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a grey opaline cock second is an albino hen an third is a lutino hen. Old are going well and they have seed so they can learn to nibble and crack seed. Pair 2 - Twitch and Albino Hen - 5 chicks now -The eldest is a sky blue cock and has left and is perching well. Parents are terrific. 4 blues and a green. The 2nd eldest is a sky blue cock, the 3rd eldest is a sky blue hen, the 4th is a light green cock and the 5th is a sky blue hen. Pair 3 - Son of Dumber (RIP) and daughter of Twitch - Visual violet opaline hen. Noisy little thing. Pair 4 - Dumb and Light Green Spangle Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a white double factor spangle cock, 2nd eldest is a green spangle hen i think as she looks opaline, although her Mother is not an opaline but has a lot of opalescence, so i will have to wait and see and the youngest is definitely a sky blue opaline spangle hen. Seed as the nesting material. Pair 5 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to Green Hen - Still preening. One week to "show me the money". Pair 6 - Opaline Grey to a Light Green Cinnamon Hen - 2 eggs. I am hoping for fertility. Pair 7 - Grey Cock to an Opaline Grey Spangle Hen - 6 big eggs so far Pair 8 - Cobalt Cinnamon Cock to a Sky Cinnamon Hen - Hen is back in the nestbox. No egg yet but hopeful. Pair 9 - YF Opaline Sky Cock to a Light Green Spangle Hen - 1 chick going very well - a green opaline hen - Little green hen perches well. Hen layed her 3rd egg. Pair 10 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to a Green Hen - Still preening. One week to "show me the money". Pair 11 - Sky blue cinnamon wing cock to greygreen hen - 2 eggs layed. Pair 12 - Green Cock to a Grey/Blue Opaline Dominant Pied Hen - 1 chick (DMC 003 12) - Little hen is still in the nestbox but is beginning to look out now, will emerge soon. hen has layed 2 new eggs so i am hoping they and more will be fertile. Pair 13 - Grey Cock to a GreyGreen Cinnamon Opaline Hen - 3 chicks - great mum - The eldest is an opaline light green, , second is a sky blue cinnamon wing. The youngest is an opaline grey. I think the oldest and youngest are hens and the middle one is a cock. The greygreen hen, whilst being a great mother, was refusing to let her young out of the nestbox. i have never seen this type of behaviour. Almost the opposite of the empty nest theory. I removed the nestbox, the little ones have a container to hide in they want on the cage floor, and they are all learning to pick at seed and eat greens. Hen can perch with help getting there. Cage needs a ladder. I will go put one in. Pair 14 - Captain Jack (Light Green Cinnamon Cock) to an Albino Hen -no eggs. Might not get any. Pair 15 - Violet Opaline Cock to a Grey Hen - 4 eggs now. hoping for fertility.
  6. Pair 1 - Caesar and GreyGreen Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is an opaline cock and I am still not positive on the colour - grey or blue. Albino Hen and Lutino Hen. Coming along nicely. I am back to thinking the eldest is cock. Pair 2 - Twitch and Albino Hen - 5 chicks now -The eldest has left and is perching well. Parents are terrific. 4 blues and a green. All look good. All are coming along well. None are opalines, but many might still be hens. We will see. Pair 3 - Son of Dumber (RIP) and daughter of Twitch - 1 chick with white down so we have a hen - she has been rung. Dad is a violet sky - electric in colour - opaline spangle. Mum is a grey Dommie pied. This little is not a spangle nor a pied, but she is an opaline. She also has her Dad's violet sky blue. I cannot wait for her to get more feathers as she will look electric. She really cuts loose in the noise department. The loudest of all chicks. With her electric colour and her her noise factor going off like an alarm, i thinking that if she is to be named, it will be something like Surge or Jolt - The noisiest chick I have ever seen. Pair 4 - Dumb and Light Green Spangle Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a white double factor spangle, 2nd eldest is a green spangle and the youngest is definitely a sky blue spangle Pair 5 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to Green Hen - Returning to the aviary today Pair 6 - Opaline Grey to a Light Green Cinnamon Hen - 2 eggs. I am hoping for fertility. Pair 7 - Grey Cock to an Opaline Grey Spangle Hen - 6 big eggs so far Pair 8 - Cobalt Cinnamon Cock to a Sky Cinnamon Hen - Both are in good health so they are returning to the aviary tomorrow. Pair 9 - YF Opaline Sky Cock to a Light Green Spangle Hen - 1 chick going very well - a green opaline hen - St Jude has layed her first egg for round two. She is beginning to eat on her own, with top ups from Dad. Little green hen perches well. Hen layed her 3rd egg. Pair 10 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to a Green Hen - Returning to the aviary today. Pair 11 - Sky blue cinnamon wing cock to greygreen hen - 2 eggs layed. Pair 12 - Green Cock to a Grey/Blue Opaline Dominant Pied Hen - 1 chick (DMC 003 12) - The is the most beautiful Sky Blue dommie pied I was never a Dommie Pied fan and Kaz know this well, but a sky blue dommie pied has won my heart this breeding round.She sqwarks and bites like a true hen. Pair 13 - Grey Cock to a GreyGreen Cinnamon Opaline Hen - 3 chicks - great mum - The eldest is an opaline light green, , second is a sky blue cinnamon wing. The youngest is an opaline grey. I think the oldest and youngest are hens and the middle one is a cock. The greygreen hen, whilst being a great mother, was refusing to let her young out of the nestbox. i have never seen this type of behaviour. Almost the opposite of the empty nest theory. I removed the nestbox, the little ones have a container to hide in they want on the cage floor, and they are all learning to pick at seed and eat greens. Pair 14 - Captain Jack (Light Green Cinnamon Cock) to an Albino Hen - 6 eggs - not sure if any eggs are fertile - might be too early to tell. Pair 15 - Violet Opaline Cock to a Grey Hen - none of these eggs looked fertile and the hen saved me the trouble of cleaning them out.
  7. purple rings were either 2005 or last year. Is she 2005 0r 2011? Secondly, this is a bird you bought right? I know the rules vary from state to state, but in NSW I thought you were only able to show birds you yourself has bred. Why would you want to show a bird someone else had bred? If she is a 2005 bird she is way to old to breed and if you make facilities available for her to breed, she may well try, but it may well kill her. I would not use as a foster parent either, as she is too old. If she is a 2005 bird just enjoy her and provide for her a good life for the time she has left. If she is a 2011 bird, she might need be old enough to breed. Try to find out when she was bred, as in month. I would not breed her until at least September next year, that way you know she is at least 12 months old.
  8. I Dave_McMinn AS KNOWN ON THIS FORUM FROM NSW, Australia AGREE TO ALLOW ANY OF MY PHOTOS OF MY BIRDS FROM ANY OF MY POSTS THREADS ON THIS FORUM TO BE COPYED AND TRANSFORMED INTO PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS BY THE FORUM MEMBER KNOWN AS GENERICBLUE AND FOR THESE PICTURES/PAINTINGS TO BE DISPLAYED AS SHE SO CHOOSES DATED .....22nd October................ OF YEAR.......2011.......................
  9. Due to the exhaustion that is HSC marking, all Friday removals to the aviary have been postponed until Sunday morning.
  10. I like the aviary, looks great I agree with Kaz regarding the tin sheeting
  11. Pair 1 - Caesar and GreyGreen Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is an opaline cock and I am still not positive on the colour - grey or blue. Albino Hen and Lutino Hen. I think that the eldest might be a hen. Hard to tell with the cere at moment due to the dark melanin there, but she sqwarks like a hen - Pair 2 - Twitch and Albino Hen - 5 chicks now - No nest leaving yet - why would they? Parents are terrific. 4 blues and a green. All look good. All are coming along well. None are opalines, but many might still be hens. We will see. Pair 3 - Son of Dumber (RIP) and daughter of Twitch - 1 chick with white down so we have a hen - she has been rung. Dad is a violet sky - electric in colour - opaline spangle. Mum is a grey Dommie pied. This little is not a spangle nor a pied, but she is an opaline. She also has her Dad's violet sky blue. I cannot wait for her to get more feathers as she will look electric. She really cuts loose in the noise department. The loudest of all chicks. With her electric colour and her her noise factor going off like an alarm, i thinking that if she is to be named, it will be something like Surge or Jolt - The noisiest chick I have ever seen. Pair 4 - Dumb and Light Green Spangle Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a white double factor spangle, 2nd eldest is a green spangle and too early to tell on the youngest, but I still think it is a sky blue spangle. The youngest is definitely a sky blue spangle Pair 5 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to Green Hen - Returning to the aviary tomorrow. Pair 6 - Opaline Grey to a Light Green Cinnamon Hen - 2 eggs. I am hoping for fertility. Pair 7 - Grey Cock to an Opaline Grey Spangle Hen - 5 big eggs so far Pair 8 - Cobalt Cinnamon Cock to a Sky Cinnamon Hen - Both are in good health so they are returning to the aviary tomorrow. Pair 9 - YF Opaline Sky Cock to a Light Green Spangle Hen - 1 chick going very well - a green opaline hen - St Jude has layed her first egg for round two. She is beginning to eat on her own, with top ups from Dad. Little green hen starting perching today so that was good. Hen layed her 2nd egg. Pair 10 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to a Green Hen - Returning to the aviary Friday. Pair 11 - Sky blue cinnamon wing cock to greygreen hen - 2 eggs layed. Pair 12 - Green Cock to a Grey/Blue Opaline Dominant Pied Hen - 1 chick (DMC 003 12) - The is the most beautiful Sky Blue dommie pied I was never a Dommie Pied fan and Kaz know this well, but a sky blue dommie pied has won my heart this breeding round.She sqwarks and bites like a true hen. Pair 13 - Grey Cock to a GreyGreen Cinnamon Opaline Hen - 3 chicks - great mum - The eldest is an opaline light green, , second is a sky blue cinnamon wing. The youngest is an opaline grey. I think the oldest and youngest are hens and the middle one is a cock. It was the middle one - the sky blue cinnamon wing that did the big jump and I had to return to the nestbox. Even upon his return he tried to climb out again. He is a handful. They have their own little home set up if needed. Dad must be split cinnamon to get a cinnamon wing cock. Funny that neither of the hens are cinnamon but the cock is, whilst both the hens are opaline but the cock is not, when Mum is. It is always possible, just mathematically less likely. These chicks may never leave the nestbox. Pair 14 - Captain Jack (Light Green Cinnamon Cock) to an Albino Hen - 6 eggs - not sure if any eggs are fertile - might be too early to tell. Pair 15 - Violet Opaline Cock to a Grey Hen - none of these eggs looked fertile and the hen saved me the trouble of cleaning them out.
  12. Oops, me bad. Dominant Pied is right, not recessive, changes everything. Sky Blue Normal Cock paired to a Light Green Dominant Pied Hen
  13. Mum is a light green recessive pied, Dad is a normal sky blue. Your young will all be green normals that are split blue and split recessive pied. The look like they have white down so that would indicate they are opaline, and and Dad is split Opaline. They would also be hens as Mum is not an opaline and the opaline gene is sex linked, so if only one parent passes it on the males do not appear as opaline but the females do.
  14. I am not sure they go calm at night. They have poor night vision so they go quiet and do not move around much. They are very easily spooked and can have night frights at the smallest sound. I still think catching him would have been the best option. Make a temporary net with a jacket or something.
  15. Yes, catch him. Place some food down on the ground or something he likes, a toy he plays with. When he comes down, throw a towel or something over him. You need to look calm with what you are doing and then act quickly. Most people are scared to act quickly and decisively. Animals get injured when people hesitate. No - you cannot leave a budgie out at night. It may have a massive night fright and fly into something, injuring or killing itself.
  16. Just put the birds to bed and all looks well. Pair 1 - Caesar and GreyGreen Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is an opaline cock and I am still not positive on the colour - grey or blue. Albino Hen and Lutino Hen. All look good. Pair 2 - Twitch and Albino Hen - 5 chicks now - No nest leaving yet - why would they? Parents are terrific. 4 blues and a green. All look good. Pair 3 - Son of Dumber (RIP) and daughter of Twitch - 1 chick with white down so we have a hen - she has been rung. Dad is a violet sky - electric in colour - opaline spangle. Mum is a grey Dommie pied. This little is not a spangle nor a pied, but she is an opaline. She also has her Dad's violet sky blue. I cannot wait for her to get more feathers as she will look electric. She really cuts loose in the noise department. The loudest of all chicks. With her electric colour and her her noise factor going off like an alarm, i thinking that if she is to be named, it will be something like Surge or Jolt Pair 4 - Dumb and Light Green Spangle Hen - 3 chicks - Eldest is a white double factor spangle, 2nd eldest is a green spangle and too early to tell on the youngest, but I still think it is a sky blue spangle. Pair 5 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to Green Hen - If nothing from this pair I will return them to the aviary on the Sunday. Pair 6 - Opaline Grey to a Light Green Cinnamon Hen - 2 eggs. I am hoping for fertility. Pair 7 - Grey Cock to an Opaline Grey Spangle Hen - 5 big eggs so far Pair 8 - Cobalt Cinnamon Cock to a Sky Cinnamon Hen - If no movement soon they will return to the aviary. Pair 9 - YF Opaline Sky Cock to a Light Green Spangle Hen - 1 chick going very well - a green opaline hen - St Jude has layed her first egg for round two. She is beginning to eat on her own, with top ups from Dad. Pair 10 - GreyGreen Cinnamon Cock to a Green Hen - If nothing soon they will return to the aviary. Pair 11 - Sky blue cinnamon wing cock to greygreen hen - 2 eggs layed. Pair 12 - Green Cock to a Grey/Blue Opaline Dominant Pied Hen - 1 chick (DMC 003 12) - The is the most beautiful Sky Blue dommie pied I was never a Dommie Pied fan and Kaz know this well, but a sky blue dommie pied has won my heart this breeding round. Pair 13 - Grey Cock to a GreyGreen Cinnamon Opaline Hen - 3 chicks - great mum - The eldest is an opaline light green, , second is a sky blue cinnamon wing. The youngest is an opaline grey. I think the oldest and youngest are hens and the middle one is a cock. It was the middle one - the sky blue cinnamon wing that did the big jump and I had to return to the nestbox. Even upon his return he tried to climb out again. He is a handful. They have their own little home set up if needed. Dad must be split cinnamon to get a cinnamon wing cock. Funny that neither of the hens are cinnamon but the cock is, whilst both the hens are opaline but the cock is not, when Mum is. It is always possible, just mathematically less likely. Pair 14 - Captain Jack (Light Green Cinnamon Cock) to an Albino Hen - 6 eggs - not sure if any eggs are fertile - might be too early to tell. Pair 15 - Violet Opaline Cock to a Grey Hen - none of these eggs looked fertile and the hen saved me the trouble of cleaning them out.
  17. I am with Squeak on this one, opaline fallow. Fallows have the red eyes so that might solve the confusion. It is a green based fallow, so that explains why the young are yellow. She must be split blue to also get the Albino. That is some genetic cocktail you have mixed up here.
  18. Life is like that isn't it? Just when you think you know all the answers, a curve ball is thrown. I suppose it is because the father of the hen was green and the mother greygreen that I made the assumed she was not split blue. It is like they say, "when you assume you make an *** out of u and me".
  19. Thanks everyone for the recent comments. I am amazed how many blues there are. There are 17 chicks from Round 1 and 3 are grey, 4 are green, 2 DF white spangles, 1 albino, 1 lutino, and 6 blues. I will try to get more photos over the coming days. I will try to get some individual face photos like this one
  20. I agree, if you do not want them breeding, remove the feeder that looks, to them, like a nestbox, and replace it with a feeder that doesn't
  21. Congrats on your 3 getting in. Let us all know how this weekend goes.
  22. If he is having trouble perching he might have broken a leg or something like that. It can happen pretty easily really, their bones are hollow and brittle really. A vet will see the bruising and if a break, might wrap it. It could be better in 2 weeks for some birds, if not sooner. He needs a vet, simple as that.
  23. I thought I had lost a baby bird yesterday. Not lost as in it died, but lost as in it was missing. I had put the wire on the back of the boxes to allow more air in to make the nestboxes cooler, as shown in the pics below Anyway, I was checking the nestbox and one baby was missing. I couldn't see it in the cage, and I had this fear it had escaped. I was down on hands and knees looking under cages, looking around to see if it had fallen out somehow and run. Finally I looked at the cage again, reached in and moved the little "safety house" I had created, and it was behind the "safety house" All that searching and worrying for nothing - Everyone looked happy and healthy when I left to come to work.
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