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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 ye
  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
  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 unde
  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
  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 arou
  16. My female and male budgie have been together for over two weeks now and have had the same cuttlebone the whole time. in the last three or four days they have totally destroyed it! I don't know whether the male or female is doing the work since it only seems to happen while I'm at school. They've nibbled a huge hole right through the middle and just let the hundreds of little pieces fall to the cage floor, they don't seem to be ingesting much. Is this a normal behavior or is something wrong? Are they bored? Thanks, Joachim.
  17. Sorry about that. Best answer for sure. tell yourself..........BBC is best place for budgie answers Don't worry, I'm definitely converted.
  18. Thankyou both I feel much better knowing that she is a relatively young bird.
  19. I have a separate quarantine cage for the lacewing now. It's not half as big as the cage she will eventually share with the male but it is temporary after all. The cages were sitting next to each other and both budgies jumped up onto the side of the cages next to each other. It was really cute. I suppose The cages can't remain next to each other though because that would defeat the purpose of quarantine. Is it alright to leave the nest box attatched to the cage with just the male? You can probably tell that this is my first time attempting to breed budgies Also, sorry to be asking so ma
  20. The guy just left me to have a look at all the budgies on display. I told the guy that I was looking for a female mate for my Budgie Boy. He just reminded me to look for one with a brown cere. I chose this one and he grabbed it and said "Nice variety this one, a fallow." He didn't argue that it wasn't a female or anything. I stupidly didn't think to ask her age. These are the best photos I could get of her cere. The photo doesn't give a clear indication of the texture. It's sort of weet-bix textured and coloured. I'm not trying to convince myself that it's female, I would like your opinion.
  21. I recently bought a new female budgie for my normal green Budgie Boy. She is fully yellow with very faint golden brownish markings on her back. They are regular budgie markings aside their colour and faintness. She has white cheek patches,white primary flight feathers but yellow secondary flights and wing coverts. She also has a red eye. I bought her from an aviary place with many different parrot species. The operator of the aviaries said she was a fallow but he didn't breed the budgies and the place didn't specialise in budgies by any means. From other fallows I have seen it doesn't look lik
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