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  1. Hi All, I am currently sitting on a computer at the airport, my plane has been delayed by an hour!!! As Sunnie said...I'm off on the holiday of a lifetime for the next few months, but I will hassle Andrew to take some piccies of our new birds and put them online!!! It was a fantastic experience and great to meet Liv & Sunnie (and fiance). I will definitely stay 'in touch' whilst i'm away!!
  2. Thankyou for the advice everyone, very much appreciated! We too are only 'going to look', I say that...but we will still take the carry case with us. I realise the way to ensure we don't bid, would be to leave the carry case at home, but that would be practicle wouldn't it!! Will be very interesting though. Looking forward to meeting some forum members too
  3. Hi Cara, I just read your thread...Molly is a little sweety. Your description of Molly chasing Blue around your desk made me laugh!!
  4. Gee Kaz, that would make sense wouldn't it!!! I'll go first. My fiance and I will both be there on Sat morning. See you all there!
  5. I'm getting very excited!
  6. Pink budgie carry case... Cream hoodie with grumpy boyfriend.... okay doke!! Note sure what colour hair i'll have, as I'm going to the hairdresser's Friday afternoon!! I wonder how many people go to these auctions?
  7. Before sounds good. I haven't been there before, so not sure the best place to meet. Maybe somebody will have to wear a bright red jumper Unfortunately....I don't have one!
  8. I'll be there. Would it be best to meet before or after the auction do you think?
  9. Hi there...welcome to the forum. Your budgie is absolutely gorgeous!!!
  10. How fabulous!!! Love the tiles for the kitchen. I can not wait until we own our own house and can build a bird room!!!! Your's is so inspiring! I've joked to my fiance, that our aviaries and birdroom will be fitted out before our house will be
  11. Today's Pics Chick 1..my guess is Yellow, Opaline Spangle (like dad). Turning out very pretty. Chick 2... Normal green??? I can't see any green, only yellow though. Chick 3... Dom Pied... Violet??? Is it, is it???? Definately looks like it in natural light. Fingers crossed! Chick 4...Sky blue, opaline, spangle...same as dad I think. Chick 5...still quite tiny and very white, with only a little bit of blue. Not sure yet!
  12. That makes sense and will help in guessing who's from who!!
  13. What's in there that makes it so appetizing for them? Mine very rarely touch their veggies. I love your violet opaline at the back, very vibrant! You can tell I'm a sucker for violets from the colour of my new signature!
  14. Excellent, thankyou. Can you tell the split recessive pied because of the small white spot on the back of it's head? If it's "split" does that mean it won't have recessive pied markings? Also confirms that "Mellow" is definitely hiding dom pied.
  15. This is "Baby", she is the daughter of "Mellow" (see my other thread). Baby surrogated one of Mellow's eggs and also an egg of another budgie, in addition to her own eggs. She has four healthy little chicks, but I have no idea, which chicks survived!! So it's a very mixed bunch. Oh, I forgot, I also put an egg from a hen I purchased and had in quarantine under her aswell. So, as a result, can't look anything into the 'breeding' of her little clutch, just enjoy watching them grow up!! In my other thread I was talking about how Mellow, had produced a couple of DF Dom Pied, Baby is one of them. You can clearly see her iris rings in the photo below, and her recessive pied looking markings. Can somebody confirm, she is a DF dom pied for me please. In the pics, you can clearly see two bubs, the other two are smaller and she didn't want to get off them.
  16. Apologies for the blurry pics...it was the chick's fault, they wouldn't stay still!! I was in a bit of a hurry too, so couldn't spend much time getting them to pose nicely!! Definitely looks like one of them will look like their Dad. I've started a new thread with pics of Mellow's (this mother) daughter and her little clutch.
  17. Yes, I certainly know sharing goes on. She is currently in an aviary with 3 hens and 3 cocks. 2 cocks are very bored however, because 1 decided he would claim all 3 hens! The surprising result was...the other 2 cocks let him be and EVERY egg, from each hen's clutch was fertile. Watching him feed the hens is hilarious. He spends all his time eating and then goes "door to door" to feed his hens and chicks. I will know in future that I will need to put him alone in a breeding cabinet with a hen, so he doesn't hog them all to himself. I ran this situation past a breeder I know and he said that it was quite normal and just to leave the 2 other cocks in the aviary to 'keep him honest' :-)
  18. Small colony breeding. Just two pairs in aviary. Whilst you can never be sure, I am confident that all her chicks with her previous cock were only with him, as all the chicks were very similar in colouring.
  19. Thanks, certainly has given me food for thought!
  20. Some do and some don't. Good point. Our maintenance treatments combat any external infections though I would hope. I think one of the key factors to quarantine is that you are not aware of the history of a bird and what its come in contact with. In our situation, we are aware of the bird's history and therefore reduces the need somewhat.
  21. When I take more photos of the chicks this weekend...I will do further close up investigation of the mum. I might post the photos of the mum and her story on the mutations thread as a challenge to those in the know!!!
  22. How do you recognise a dilute?? And I like your summation of the mum's mutation, because I have never been able to work it out!! I do know that she is atleast half dom pied, as she had DF dom pied chicks with another cock which was split to dom pied. She also has slight cinnamon markings, but they are irregular and not all over her wings. She's a strange one alright, but certainly has some interesting chicks!!A bird cannot be split to dominant pied. Either they are dominant pied or they are not.............inos can hide dominant pied, but other types cannot. Oh...well...that changes lots of things!! The mum does have red or plum eyes (depending on the light)...so she may be hiding dom pied. For some reason I didn't think she could be a lutino...because she has the green suffusion. She really has me stumped. The previous cock, with whom she produced what I thought to be DF dom pied, was a normal green, but with a spot on the back of his head, which at the time I was told meant split to dom pied. So I have no idea how they got DF dom pied if the dad couldn't have been split to it. Their chicks looked like recessive pieds, but had white iris rings. This is the part of breeding budgies which I find so fascinating!!
  23. How do you recognise a dilute?? And I like your summation of the mum's mutation, because I have never been able to work it out!! I do know that she is atleast half dom pied, as she had DF dom pied chicks with another cock which was split to dom pied. She also has slight cinnamon markings, but they are irregular and not all over her wings. She's a strange one alright, but certainly has some interesting chicks!!
  24. lucy

    We Got Babies!

    Hi - I'm new to the site and I read the info on uploading pics from photobucket, but I don't know where to find that link? can you help ? Is this the link you wanted...to the instructions http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....act=SR&f=51 or to photobucket www.photobucket.com
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