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  1. Thanks Rachel! I gather finding another fallow is my best bet but I haven't seen too many around where I live, I'll have to keep looking. Though I wouldn't mind some lacewings either, and not knowing how they'll turn out is half the fun anyway!
  2. Hi everyone, haven't been on here for a while but I've returned with some pics of a pet budgie I hope to pair up so that hopefully someone give me some advice on what to pair him with. A while back I posted a topic trying to find out exactly what mutation he was thinking he was a "Lutino Lacewing" (I've learned a bit since then ), but I had a couple of responses suggesting opaline fallow. - http://forums.budgie...1329&hl=joachim In any case, he's turned out to be a very nice looking budgie, all yellow with nice markings on the back and a bright blue-green tail. Anyway, at 1 and a half years old, I'm starting to think about pairing him up with a female and trying to get some babies that will look similar. Some background information: His parents turned out to be a bit of a genetic mess having both lutino and albino offspring as well as normal greens and this guy. His mother was a lacewing and father a "normal green" obviously split to blue, as was mum. There are pics of the parents and the siblings in the link I added above if that's any help. So my question is, what should I pair with this male budgie in order to produce offspring that will be phenotypically similar? I would love to have some more pet budgies that look similar to the guy below. Any advice would be appreciated! Joachim.
  3. I must be really confused then The bird in the last photo is the same bird as in the first three photos and is the bird on the left in the fourth. It's tail is a greeny blue, like the tail of a normal green budgie. What mutation is it?
  4. My only pair of budgies (normal green cock, lutino lacewing hen) recently hatched five chicks which are now fully fledged. Among them are two white albino, one normal green, a lutino and a lutino lacewing with a bright green/grey tail. I was surprised I even got any albinos and excited to get a lacewing, especially with the green tail. I have two questions. The first is that I would like to know what the genetic makeup of the parents might be in order to achieve these offspring. And secondly, is the green tail common in lacewings? Will it just moult out eventually? I have included some pictures of the parents and babies to show you Thanks, Joachim. Baby lacewing Baby lacewing Baby lacewing Baby lacewing and Baby albino Baby Lutino Baby Green Mum, Dad and lutino baby Baby lacewing side view
  5. That's too bad I thought I'd seen one before in a book but maybe it was just a predominantly yellow bird of another mutation. I just went and looked in the book and I think the bird is actually a male grey green clearwing where the distinction between it's mask and body is subtle. Also being a clearwing it has no spots on the mask as I'd thought, just the cheek patches.
  6. Thanks for your help I like Df spangles also, is it possible to breed a Df spangle with the normal blue cheek patches and spots on the mask?
  7. I've just come across an image of a budgie that I think is really nice but I don't know what mutation or maybe combinations of mutations it is. This is not my budgie and I don't own the image so I'll just link it. Hope someone can help I think it's number 14 in the gallery. http://www.petpages.com.au/company/goldcoastaviaries/182
  8. Thanks everyone, we're thrilled with the little baby and my little sister will be pleased with her new little girl! She can start thinking of a name now Joachim.
  9. Recently I've had my first baby to a maiden pair and it's growing nicely There were two eggs, both fertile but only one hatched. The green cock and lacewing hen have produced a lutino, lacewing (I think?) baby which surprised me because I thought the cock was homozygous green, obviously not My sister has claimed the little baby as her pet because it hatched on the 24th of october, her birthday. Anyway, here are some photos of mum and dad as well as the little baby so far. I've tried to include some good photos of the cere so that maybe someone could determine the sex for me. Though I understand it's harder with lutinos. Mum and dad, cock normal green, must be split for lutino. And the hen, a lacewing. 9 days old. I read somewhere, probably on this forum, that it's easier to determine the sex at this age but this is the best photo I have around this age. 13 days old. This morning. Another photo of the cere. Again this morning, he's just starting to make noises like the mum. Hopefully someone can tell me what sex the baby is, my sister is hoping for a girl and I'm hoping for a boy so either way would make someone happy Thanks for reading, Joachim.
  10. It's just a regular budgie mix I'm pretty sure, mostly millet, nothing too big and also the grass seeds. But the female seems very ungrateful whenever the male feeds her, he regurigitates to her and as soon as he's done she screams at him to go away.
  11. I don't think she is eggbound, she appears to be breathing normal, her droppings are regular and there is no swelling. I'm just concerned that she has become so thin over the space of a week.
  12. Thanks for the quick reply I didn't think to put seed in the box, I'll do that first thing tomorrow. I'll also try and give her a bit of a check up tomorrow if she'll put up with me for long enough she's a really grumpy bird! Thanks for the suggestions
  13. This is my first time ever breeding budgies and I was hoping I could get a little help. Neither the male, 1 and a bit years old, or the female, 2 and a bit years old have ever bred before. I've seen them mating twice and a few days ago the hen layed one egg and then another the next day. She started incubating full time in the box after the first egg and now after four days without an egg I think she's stopped at two. Neither of the eggs appear fertile (they're sort of pale and almost opaque, not glossy or white) but I have not candled them. However, my concern is that the hen seems to have dropped to half her size, she's normally quite fat. She appears not to be eating on her own, rather allowing the male to take over feeding entirely, which he seems to do a good job of. They get dry seed, soaked seed, fresh grass seed and have plenty of water all the time. I'd just like to know if I should be concerned about this and if there is anything I can do in this situation. Thanks in advance, Joachim.
  14. I had no idea about the seed bells. I found this posted by you though. http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....ebone+destrying might try it on the weekend
  15. Thankyou both. There is a breeding box and the hen goes in sometimes but usually only to get away from me when I change the water. The male then jumps up and stands outside the box protecting her. They do get some greens, carrot and lots of fresh grass seed when I go to school and they both seem to enjoy that. There are some toys they have too which the female has no interest in but the male seems to be more interested in the toys than in her :s they I also let them out when I get home from school but the female usually preffers the safety of her cage. I'll buy them a seed bell when I get around to it and see if they focus their energies into that. Calcium supplements might be the way to go if they continue at this rate. Thanks
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