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  1. Sorry mate was coming , but just had a call from my grandaughter its my great grandsons birthday party woohoo , hes one year old. cheers Clearwing
  2. They look like full body colour greywings to me. Cheers Clearwing
  3. Lovely young birds I'd show them all including the opaline{even though he has a little bit of flecking} he is showing good width and dirrectional feather. Well Done and good luck! cheers Clearwing
  4. Matt, you obviously remember my days as a judge. Cheers Clearwing
  5. Nice work, I hope she gets years of enjoyment. Clearwing
  6. You need to obtain a copy of the National standard, that is what judges look for. Try googling ANBC site for a copy. Good luck Clearwing
  7. Don't worry one moth is not a problem, just watch if you keep getting moths or they appear in large numbers, get back to us. Cheers Clearwing
  8. The main reason for budgies fighting is overcrowding, there have been many successful breeders using colony breeding, But the flight must be large enough for the number of birds and plenty of spare breeding boxes available. Good Luck Clearwing
  9. First question is how old are the birds you bought? Are they too young? Are they in breeding condition? Cheers Clearwing
  10. The white is definately Fallow The yellow is hard to tell by those photos but I suspect fellow also. Cheers Clearwing
  11. Priatno mi e to you and welcome, I keep 100 budgies and love them all. Cheers Clearwing
  12. Beautiful birds, I love them too but can't convince my wife. She's worried about her swimming pool. Cheers Clearwing
  13. Lovely bird Dean appears fuller in body than both the other birds pictured. Well Done!
  14. Congats Dean, thats great news! I remember I did the same at my first show and was immeadiately promoted to open section. But that was a long time ago cheers Clearwing
  15. Hans you could try placing two perches side by side about 3cm or a bit more than an inch apart, that would allow the hen to lay on the perch during mating. This has often worked for me.
  16. Hi Ratzy, I have best results in Autumn and Spring, its not about when suits you its when your birds are ready and in great condition. Cheers Clearwing
  17. Hello Hans, it is not eazy to get budgies to breed when you only have two pairs. Budgies are very social and like to nest together in large numbers. My only suggestion is to leave a radio on during the day making the area sound busy not quiet and perhaps swap the cock birds over to try and stimulate the hens, good luck, your set up looks lovely I'd love to have birds in my house, but my wife hates birds! Cheers Clearwing
  18. Hey Guys thanks for the replies, but i think you have missed my point. I don't want to know what your club does now, I want to know what the club doesn't do which you think would be an improvement. I'm looking to change the way we do "budgie club." I've been attending club nights for nearly 50 years and nothing has changed, just the same ol small show, guest speaker, lots of talk have a cuppa go home then do it all again next month. We must have some better ideas than that!
  19. Cleanliness is the best answer, those moths lay the eggs in the deep litter or seed. Sweep up all seed from avairy floor and make sure all cage floors are clean, store all seed in air tight containers. Then spray moths with Pea Beau as it is safe for birds. Good Luck Cheers Clearwing
  20. Dead in shell is often caused by a lack of humidity, you might try spraying a fine mist {water] arround the outside of nests where eggs are due to hatch. I know some people spray the eggs but I'm not a fan of that. Cheers Clearwing
  21. As I have recently become our club President, I would like to pick your brains. What would you suggest would improve your budgie club? There are people on this site who say they are not listened to, by the establishment, well here is your chance. All ideas are fine, no mater how far from left field. I want to make our club nights an event people want to attend, but I've been breeding birds forever and my ideas may be stale. I respect the opinions on here, reguardless of how long you've been in the hobby, so come on have a go! Cheers Clearwing
  22. Thanks for your replies folks, I knew thisa thread would spark conversation and more importantly start people thinking how to revamp our hobby. Love your ideas Jimmy Banks now who do we know that could proiduce such programs. Keep up the replies folks and think outside the square, we have a committee here in Victoria trying to come up with fresh ideas to attract members. Cheers Clearwing Thanks for your replies folks, I knew thisa thread would spark conversation and more importantly start people thinking how to revamp our hobby. Love your ideas Jimmy Banks now who do we know that could proiduce such programs. Keep up the replies folks and think outside the square, we have a committee here in Victoria trying to come up with fresh ideas to attract members. Cheers Clearwing Sorry for the typos, have a bandaged finger and keep hitting two keys ar once. PS I don't hate auctions and have made a couple of outstanding purchases over the last two years, but I love the debate!
  23. I guess Kaz that backs up y statement, it is very difficult to start at a reasonable level of quality, unless you have thousands of dollars to spend and can wait a few years for a return. For the record, I haven't sold any birds for 3 years, I've been giving them to begginners to try and "grow" our local club. Money isn't everything.
  24. Are auctions killing our hobby, let me explain: up until two years ago, I could ring most of Victorias top breeders and say " I have a begginner who wants a few pairs." I could take that begginner to visit the breeder and for $200-$400 a bird they could buy some breeding stock say 5 pairs. Now if I ring the same breebers they say so me,"sorry mate, I can't help you. If I sell your begginer 5 pair I'll get $3000, but if I put the same ten birds up for auction I might get $10,000." Given that this is a true and valid argument, my question is how many honest fanciers are going to be prevented from even starting in the hobby, because of the expense. And how does a parent give their teenage child the opportunity to try breeding budgerigars as a hobby. Call me old fashioned, but my concern is real as I've spent over 40 years in administration of Budgerigar Clubs.
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