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Heathrow

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About Heathrow

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    Mature Budgie
  • Birthday 21/04/1974

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    Australia
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    Shepparton

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    shepparton
  • Breeder
    Yes
  • Show Breeder
    Yes
  • My Club
    Kyabram
  • Budgies Kept
    150
  1. This is a PUBLIC forum... there is nothing to say that information posted must be 'first hand experience'. (Your 3rd hand stories could also be applied to information handed down through the generations... so what your fathers' father told him about breeding etc... Does that mean we can't post this sort of information to help others?!?!) There is also nothing to say that problems with showing budgies, breeding budgies etc... can't be discussed. Isn't this how we LEARN??? This particular topic is a discussion and as posted in the first post... This is just a curiosity question, hoping for open discussion, ideas, etc. It's seem to only be a Public Forum when posts are in agreeance with the moderators!!!!!!!!! Also when the questions is as specfic as "How many birds get sick along the way ?" or "How many good birds go off to the nationals and return and die ?"or "How many successfully breed afterwards ?"or "Is there any facts kept on this situations or do breeders just accept certain losses ? " it is seeking information that to give an accurate picture, needs to first hand knowledge, otherwise more Bullshit stories abound. We dont learn anything from stories that cannot be verified and are heresay!!!!!!
  2. By all means have a discussion about the negatives and POSITIVES of the current national show. This discussion though should be based around hard empirical data - Not so called horror stories. A number of breeders who have had birds represent there state have posted comments in a positive sense. Other posts have been 3rd hand stories. I dont know how anyone could have read you 1st post and not seen the negativity, any discussion should be able to highlight good and bad points and back them up with facts , not heresay or shed talk. Surely this forum is about promoting the Hobby in a postiive light.
  3. Geez Kaz - talk about focus on the Negatives of our National show which is the pinnacle of our great hobby My experience of having birds selected to represent Victorian at the Nationals has been extremely postitive. All my birds that have gone away have come back in as good or better health than before they left, and all have gone on to breed successful for a number of years. The work the team carers do in getting the birds presented on the day is exemplary. I find it hard to beleive that someone would be in position not to send there best possible birds and send lesser birds from a family - there isnt a breeder in the country who has that luxury!!!! I'm sure there would be birds that do dying shortly after going away to the Nationals, but from my experience they are very few and far between, not the "many " in Kaz's post. This could be for a numbers of reasons and the bird may have died anyway. With respect to quarantine, I'm not a big fan of the elaborate procedures that are bandied around on this forum. Mine go back into a stock cage for a few days to week, where i keep an eye on them, then depending on how they fit into the breeding program they may go back into the flight or a breeding cage. To get a bird selected into the national team is a great achievement, considering the myriad of problems that arise with breeding top quality Budgerigars. I think the positive side of our current National show arrangements are FAR outweighed by any negatives that Kaz has bought up.......
  4. Obviously todays friends have a better "eye" for a budgie than yesterday's friends!!! Hence the complete turn around from "poor quality birds" to "birds were outstanding"................. LMAO Shows you should always use your own being there experience and your own eye and judgement and not rely on others. We all look for differing things based on what features we need to buy in to our flocks and we base it also on what we see in our own birds at home. You cant rely on someone else's say so in most cases. or commonly referred to as "shooting one's mouth off"
  5. Obviously todays friends have a better "eye" for a budgie than yesterday's friends!!! Hence the complete turn around from "poor quality birds" to "birds were outstanding"................. LMAO
  6. Well said Pete!!!!! What happened to Splats post from earlier today, seems to have been removed. This type of thing (posts edited or moved or deleted) happens regularly on this forum...... Careful Heathrow, Your walking a thin line, You know you cant say anything against the forum. It's almost "Un-Australian" to say anything against the forum Matt. Some members seem to be able to say what they like and others dont!!!!
  7. Well said Pete!!!!! What happened to Splats post from earlier today, seems to have been removed. This type of thing (posts edited or moved or deleted) happens regularly on this forum......
  8. Quality cant of been that poor if they averaged $350 and top price was over 3k!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. I actually add Salt to my birds diet via there softfood fed daily
  10. I think the success thing has broader context - as a society we have become insatiable in the need for INSTANT outcomes. Everything needs to be instantaenous or we dont value it. Breeding Quality Budgies ( and most other forms of livestock) takes a long time, sure people can go to a top breeder and purchase a pair and win shows the next year. But how do they pair those birds the next year, without the assistance of the original breeder and without really knowing those birds. As for people getting disheartened with showing, because "so and so" is showing i think that also reflects on the instant society. The saying of "i show my birds so i can see it beaten by a better bird" definately applies, we show birds to get an idea of where improvemenst need to be made, and then incorporated these into our breeding plan for the next year.
  11. Did anyone go to this auction today ????? How did it go??? What was the quality of birds like and what did they make????
  12. How many people are ready to breed the proposed new classes for the 2013 & 2014 Nationals? Birds shown at the 2013 Nationals are rung with 2012 ring, which we receive on the 1st Sept, nearly 4 months away.
  13. Budgies hate the taste of Wormout Gel
  14. Heathrow

    New to Forum

    Welcome to the forum Clint Cheers Heath
  15. try the Ross Loats auction -he won the Nationals a couple of years ago with a Clearwing and there is plenty of them in the Auction
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