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  1. I am thinking that "Eagle" may have been mistakenly culled and who knows? I might have a "sleeper". This has been on my mind for a while now...



    Just wondering Richo......WHY exactly you think he may be a show budgie cull ?



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    I have....but he does not resemble a show budgie at all, not even a cull.



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  2. I am thinking that "Eagle" may have been mistakenly culled and who knows? I might have a "sleeper". This has been on my mind for a while now...



    Just wondering Richo......WHY exactly you think he may be a show budgie cull ?



    R E A D the topic

  3. The ANBC standard also has a pictorial of the standard for show budgies and a description of the standard of excellence for each variety.


    To be honest the length of 240mm is often exceeded with the top show budgies of today. But what Kaz says...... it takes way more than just length and Splats pics are a good indication.


    Usually culled show budgies have legrings and more feather than your average backyard budgie but may well not be all that long.


    Richo - here is a link to the results page for the ANBC Nationals. There are pics of winners to have a look at - http://www.anbc.iinet.net.au/anbc_show.htm


    This link is a ripper and I now have it book marked! The photo's are amazing!!! Thanks a lot Nubbly, and every one else for enlightening me. No idea which class will end up my favorite, I love 'em all...

  4. That photo was at around twelve weeks and at the time I believe he was stretching, hence the interesting shot.[i thought so] I suppose he is pretty much in that proportion, albeit much bigger. Dave, thank you for your honesty, I suppose it is easy to become delusional waking to such an exquisite [in my eyes] creature each day...

  5. Hi all, I realise that show budgies are large, but how large? Can anyone tell me how long a bird should be before it might realistically be a contender? And how are they to be measured considering tail feathers can reduce overall length heaps by falling out? I am thinking that "Eagle" may have been mistakenly culled and who knows? I might have a "sleeper". This has been on my mind for a while now...He has no problem being held so if anyone can tell me what measurements I should look to exceed and where to measure I would greatly appreciate it. He would have turned one at the beginning of november if that helps. thanks, Richo

  6. I wish there were some of you guys here in Wagga! Have to rely on pet shop as no breeders around that I know of, apart from one not too far away that has show types, but as far as pet types go, it's pet shop or nothing!



    Hi pebbiz72,

    from what I have witnessed here, breeders are only too willing to send birds by freight, it is quite common so perhaps look into that? Keep your eyes open and you will have a crack'in stud in no time. Cheers

  7. Hi birdluv, the 1st and 7th photos are my favorites, 1st gave me a chuckle. Wow he really rips into that millet on the video, he seems to love you already! Looks like you are very lucky to have each other. Well done.

  8. While visiting the fam in canberra over christmas, I happened upon a lovely pet shop which will only sell pets as gifts if the recipient is there when the purchase is made. Of course they can only do so much, [just quickly digressing back to alpaca boy's post] and this has resulted in two sides here. Side 1 are those who own one or a few budgies, side 2, those who breed in what some will call commercial quantities, that is, are required to cull regularly. The fact is that most of us live in a city and must use a pet shop. It is not possible for we city dwellers to just slip "out back" and go cocky hunting. In that way, both sides need each other! I personally sit firmly on the fence but would love more general awareness regarding animal welfare.

  9. After a two week trip which ended two weeks ago

    i noticed "eagle" barking like one of the dogs here and now is saying "hello" as of today,,, He just becomes a better pet every day for those new comers, don't give up!!! I have been trying to get him to talk now FOR A YEAR!!!

  10. I put chicken, turkey and duck carcesses in sometimes and the babies go nuts over it but I also get nubblys problem rotten ants so that puts me off too. AS for lemon and orange they all go for that and there is never any left the next day.


    You could have two dishes one inside the other separated by a water moat?

  11. tease a budgie? do they really like rotten fruit Kaz? I thought better to protect them from it, perhaps have the same fruit accessible albeit fresh if concerned? I am just trying to duplicate their natural environment and indeed what they fly hundreds and hundreds of kilometers to find. Hi Renee, unfortunately "eagle" is an inside budgie...but I'm happy you found the concept stimulating

  12. Hi all, bird watching last weekend at my pal's farm, he told me the budgies were loving it when the puddles were largest, he seemed to think the budgies are there for the bugs and small flying insects.[thats meat huh?] Got me thinking maybe budgies would go for those insects that hover around a piece of fruit left out? Not sure about the decaying fruit in their diet but that would be easily solved using a flat dish containing fruit covered with bird wire. Waddaya reckon?

  13. Hi all, I got back monday after two weeks at Streaky Bay, the last two days of the trip bird watching at my friends farm out in the back blocks. My friend said the flocks of budgies were in the hundreds when it was wettest, at the end of august. He then told me last weekend he hadn't seen any now for a month. You can imagine my delight when late sunday afternoon, the night before I returned home, I saw a small flock of about fifteen, in flight. I turned my mate's ute around and followed and luckily they lit in a tree a couple of hundred metres on. What surprised me was how fast they are! They are larger than I thought they would be, and in flight more beautiful than I imagined. At the end of august the bird life was most prolific, when the puddles were the size of tennis courts. The farmer thinks budgies and other birds eat the insects which abound under those conditions. When the puddles were largest he saw a mad violet bird he has only seen twice in thirty years. I had to look at it in a book lol. I will post some pictures on the weekend after learning how to do so with an apple mac. [may have to hassle a mod.] I guess the lesson I have learnt is to go as soon as the roads are passable for the bird watching trips of a life time.

  14. Two drunks walking home with enough money for a bottle so they buy one and while negotiating a slippery slope, the drunk carrying the bottle in his pocket falls and feels the liquid running down his leg. He groans out loud, "I hope thats blood"...

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