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  1. Different color cheek patches are reasonably common among pied budgies. Your bird appears to be a yellow face blue double factor dominant pied.
  2. I think the first one is a violet sky blue, possibly a dominant pied or a combination dom recessive, they mostly appear yellow face perhaps type 2 since the yellow looks dispersed below the head mask, the only one im confidant sexing would be the first one, i think its a boy. Cheers.
  3. Hello Rachel, When my birds get diarhoea, what appears as droppings around their vent, I use a sulfa product called Rudducks Sulfa Aid, a couple of drops direct to their beak twice a day and they often get better, have had some good results from the product. Its made to treat coccidiosis and enteritis. There are other sulfa type medications for birds out there which are also effective against coccidiosis and enteritis. So check your local pet store or your vet for some it could help. The following link shows the Sulfa Aid that I use , it can be purchased online also. http://www.petsofaustralia.com.au/sulfa-aid-bird-medication-50ml-rudducks/
  4. lovely aviary Ange, lots of flight space for the budgies to keep happy in.
  5. oh yeah, it also does help to wipe around their face after each feed, this helps save the build up of excess food.
  6. Hello Bedo, If its Avione, which is likely a lorikeet type powder mix, then thats what I hand rear my baby lorikeets on. It sometimes cakes around their faces, but with some water from a running tap and a sponge to wet the dried mix with, it soon softens and you can pick it of and rub it off with the assistance of the water to moisten it. takes a bit of time but they get clean eventually. Some bubs are more messy than others.
  7. Well may be a fact Jimmy, this is what Ken Yorke says from his web site - "Generally, the only difference between DF Violet Cobalts and SF Violet Cobalts is that they are a deeper richer violet colour. Similarly DF Violet Mauves are also a deeper richer colour than SF Violet Mauves. " http://users.tpg.com...rke/violets.htm
  8. Nice work Daz. Just wondering can someone advise me if just by appearance of a visual violet specifically that of a visual violet cobalt, can you tell wether it is a single factor violet or a double factor violet carryer? I see so often on other budgie forums people identifying an image of a violet bird as double factor violet cobalt, I was of the beleif that the definition of its violet factor couldn't be determined unless test breeding was done, any clarification would be appreciated. Thanks
  9. Have heard the Newcastle budgie show is on next weekend,
  10. The Opaline green pommy father could be split for ino, which would explain the cremeano babies, the dominant pied chick looks to be a mystery, could have a differnt father ? the brown feathered youngster looks pretty normal colored to me, I expect just some slight feather abnormality, that will likely moult right out after the first moult.
  11. The chick appears cinnamon mauve opaline, I'd back him in to be a boy. Judging from his wing profile that shows no sign of clipping, but a distinct lack of growth of any primary and secondary flight feathers, along with no growth of tail feathers, I'd say he has french moult, also known as PBFD, (Psitticine Beack and Feather Disease) http://www.avianbiot...seases/pbfd.htm and http://www.awrc.org....ichael_pyne.pdf I had a couple of Lorikeet chicks hatched and developed well all their body feathers, except their flight and tail feathers which just all fell out, just like this bird appears, they were diagnosed with PBFD, thankfully with lorikeets the parent birds that pass it on to their chicks can eventually throw off the disease and breed healthy chicks therafter, which is what my lorikeets have since done with many healthy clutches since that time. but lorikeets seem the exception to the rule. Hope for the birds sake he doesn't have PBFD, but however it is, aside from lack of feathers he looks reasonably healthy. Pet birds with the chronic form of the disease can sometimes live a reasonable life,keeping these birds on a excellent diet and maintaining good husbandry are the basis for helping these patients. "Budgies – PBFD is often called ‘French Moult’ in budgerigars. Budgies will present in a very similar presentation to Lorikeets – these birds will loose their primary tail feathers and outside wing flight feathers. When these feathers regrow they will often be twisted and disfigured. The feathering will often improve after the subsequent 2-3 moults. "
  12. I found this interesting web site about the budgerigar and its uniqueness, with a couple good videos on training your pet budgie. hope you like it as much as I did. - http://trainedparrot.com/Parakeet/
  13. Yeah personally I think it looks like a boy, judging from its cere color. but its got me beat on how it could be, because of the pair it came from and the genetic implications of sex linkage. but then if it were a fallow that could be a possibility passed down from both parents, but I also believe its actually a lacewing, so I'm totally confused how it gets to be a boy based on the lacewing inheritance factor. Maybe it is a fallow like rachel says. Whatever, it is a lovely bird, and maybe through breeding I can determine better what it actually is. we'll just have to wait and see.
  14. Yeah maybe a clearbody, just had a look at one of my blue clearbodies and her wing checks appear slightly more greyed out than black, looks similar to this one, definately would help id it with some larger photos.
  15. Looks something like a grey wing or a dilute of some kind, its body color is diluted somewhat and the checks on its wings don't appear solid black but more grey. I don't think it is a Texas Clearbody. and Texas Clearbodies have black eyes not red. Some larger photos would help better.
  16. lacewing rant Finnie, to get a visual cock bird lacewing in my aviary, I would have to have had either a pairing of a visual lacewing cock bird to a visual lacewing hen bird, or a normal split lacewing cock bird to a visual lacewing hen bird, since my lacewings parents were an opaline sky pied cock and a df violet sky opaline hen, then I really don't see how genetically this bird could be a cock bird, I can only conclude that the cock bird parent sky blue opaline pied is split for lacewing. I have one other visual lacewing in the aviary and that is a yellow lacewing hen bird. I don't see much likelyhood of the yellow lacewing mating with a split lacewing cock and laying eggs in anothers nest box, my df violet sky opaline hen's nest box, the nest the lacewings came from, and then obsconding. And this has happened twice now, with a visual white lacewing showing up in two seperate clutches of the blue opaline pair mentioned above. So theoretically I still expect this could be a girl. The possible pairings with this variety when paired to non-lacewings (let us use the word "normal" for simplicity) are: 1) Lacewing cock x Lacewing Hen = 50% Lacewing cocks and 50% Lacewing hens 2) Lacewing cock x normal hen = 50% normal/Lacewing cocks and 50% Lacewing hens 3) Normal cock x Lacewing hen = 50% normal/Lacewing cocks and 50% normal hens 4) Normal/Lwing cock x Lwing hen = 25% Lacewing cocks, 25% normal/Lacewing cocks, 25% Lacewing hens and 25% normal hens 5) Normal/Lwing cock x normal hen = 25% normal cocks, 25% normal/Lacewing cocks, 25% Lacewing hens and 25% normal hens
  17. Nah I dont think its a Fallow, as it has no body color its just white and every visual appearance points to it being a heavily marked lacewing,
  18. Hi gunny, well second time the link worked for me. Your bird looks a bit like a yellow lacewing, if it has pink eyes like an albino then it would be a lacewing, if its eyes are black then my guess is some sort of greywing olive green or somesort color. Sorry not real helpful, but a difficult one to pin down.
  19. Yeah I think pale violet might be the normal, but did notice this fella of mine his cheek patches darkened significantly as he got older.
  20. Hi Budgie lover, yes my lacewing definately has violet cheek patches, not sure what the norm is or the standard expectation there. Its funny also because I don't even know how my lacewings father could have been split for lacewing, because both his parents were non lacewing, just a normal opaline blue hen mother and a dominant pied violet opaline cock father, and from aproximately 4 clutches total 15 chicks they have never thrown a lacewing, and yet the dominant pied violet opaline cock would have to have been split lacewing to pass the gene onto my lacewings father, and yet from 15 chicks he's never proved it. bit of a mystery to me. Here is a photo of the same chick at 1 month old and at 3 weeks old, she was very heavily marked.
  21. Can anyone tell me what they suspect the sex of this budgie to be? I'll call her a girl, because genetically she is a red eyed lacewing, which came from the nest of 2 opaline normal blue parents, so from all accounts she would have to have inherited the lacewing from a split lacewing father. She is quite pally with one of my young cock birds, as though they have an aviary romance going on, but from all that I can see from her cere she looks to be a boy. I have heard that lacewings mature at a slower rate than other varieties so maybe that has something to do with it, the pictures are of her at 3 months old, at that age you usually can get a good guide to what sex a young bird is, but this one has me wondering still.
  22. Sorry Gunny, but your picture web link doesn't work, so cannot see your bird to make any assesment. You may like to try and post your picture again.
  23. Hi Birdlove, that still must be a decent sort of camera to capture shots that well, especially those fast moving shots of the birds wing beats. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work with those lovely photo's. Cheers.
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