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  1. More nice pics birdlove, you seem real handy with a camera, is this a hobby of yours or do you do photography professionally ? And what type camera do you use ? keep up the good work.
  2. Hey birdlove, love the pics, some real good shots with his wings open for landing. Lovely sea green dominant pied too, he looks real good, seems he's a sucker for some millet sprays eh.
  3. An albino can mask any color, the albino hen may have the opaline wing markings on her but because she is albino her white coat hides any markings. She isn't split to opaline she is just masking it, meaning it is a visual mutation on her body but it is masked. [/u] Okay, thanks budgie lover, if this is true I stand corrected, haven't heard that before, learn something new every day. Okay sorry Finnie, you were right I were wrong, I now understand that "The albino factor does not interfere with light and dark factors, nor does it affect the sex linked factors for cinnamon or opaline. Everything is still there, but it has been bleached out." interesting to know.
  4. Finni This only works with the yellow face mutant one. In that case, both parents will have yellow faces but blue bodies. If L__J's birds are the more common yellowface mutant two, in which the yellow bleeds into the body changing the blue to sea green, then producing blue chicks just means that both parents are split to blue (i.e. single factor yf2). So L__J. which yellowface mutation are your parent birds? Photos of them would help. I will also point out that since there is cinnamon in the mix, that top chick could be a cinnamon opaline greywing spangle. I have produced several of this combination, and that is what they look like. Opaline greywing spangles without the cinnamon also look like this. One other thing you can tell about the ino mother's genetics: She might be split to greywing, but she can't be masking it, or else that cinnamon chick would have come out looking like a greywing. If the mother is not a lacewing, then all the cinnamon chicks will be girls. L__J, does any of this give you ideas on how you want to use that yf ino hen now? Finnie you are right on your correction of my previous post, in that yes ino can mask any other color variety, as was previously my misunderstanding. Sorry for the confusion. I believe however that ino will not mask texas clearbody though, as texas clearbody is dominant to ino. Perhaps someone more knowledgable can point out to us all, just exactly what color mutations can be masked by ino Wheres Nev?, he seems pretty cluey
  5. Both the chicks would be hen birds as they could only get the cinnamon and the opaline from the father as he is opaline all his hen bird chicks will also be opaline and he must also be split for cinnamon, which means a percentage of his hen bird chicks will also show cinnamon. Hen birds cannot be split for sex linked genetics, therefore the mother Albino hen is not split for anything, she is a visual albino only. A cock bird split for sex linked genetics will throw those genes to a percentage of his hen bird progeny.
  6. perhaps thats it Budgie Lover Albino masking spangle, not sure how that masking thing goes but maybe thats it. If someone could perhaps explain the masking thing that would be appreciated.
  7. Well done jazman, a superb transformation. thanks for sharing.
  8. It looks like the first one is an Opaline Spangle, which makes me think your yellowface albino hen may infact have black eyes and is not albino but possibly a double factor spangle, which would explain the progeny, the second one is a cinamon wing opaline violet- mauve kinda color.
  9. Does anyone think this bird could be a Texas Clearbody? or is it just perhaps a very washed out mottled looking faded opaline. I know Nev says he has some opalines that have faded significantly after their first molt. However this one does have grey washed out flight feathers looking a little like the TCB. has me wondering a little.
  10. Yeah Drogo, I definately agree, we need to protect our borders, and the wildlife within, and if it takes no imports for that, then I see it as the best choice.
  11. Its kindsa remarkably strange, some of the life forms allowed for import into Australia, check the following list from the "Environment Protection Authority" - http://www.environme...port-list_1.pdf They can allow the import of - "Scale Parasitoid Encyrtid Wasp" but will not let budgies be imported, personally, those "parasitoid wasps" sound much less welcome than a feathered friendly budgie. Admittidly It seems the wasp has the following criterea attached, - "Eligible non-commercial purpose only, excluding household pets. High security facilities only." but wouldn't like them to escape.
  12. I was wondering just why there is a greater scarcity of some varieties of color mutations, compared to others, For instance the sex linked varieties of Lutino, Albino, Lacewing and Texas Clearbody are much scarcer even very rare in pet stores as opposed to Opaline and Cinnamon wing varieties of the same genetic code. Then there are the recessive varieties of Danish Pieds, ( harlequins) that although still a little scarce in pet stores, they far outnumber another variety of recessives in the Fallow budgies. It seems the most popular variety available on the pet markets today are the Spangles, not only in their true original form, but also in every possible conceivable combination with every other variety as a mixture of varieties, such as with pieds, recesive and dominant, also opaline, cinnamon, greywing etc. etc. seems there are no varieties the Spangle hasn't crossed over with as a combination. And all this from the Spangle which has only really been one of the latest varieties to arrive on the budgie sceen. Just curious on this observation, perhaps someone has some theories on why the seeming inequity of some varieties compared to others. Would be pleased to hear them.
  13. Hello Nick, It would appear that your parent cock bird is a Texas Clearbody dominant pied or clearflighted pied, and he has thrown the full visual genes to his offspring as both those are also TCB dominant pieds. I particularly like chick no2 with the heavier wing markings, all nice birds, cheers PS Nick, by the way both those chicks will be hen birds, as the genetics are sex linked whereby a visual TCB to a normal will only throw all visual hen bird progeny.
  14. Here just on the fringe of Melbourne outer suberbs there is "Nunawading Birds and Pets" licensed wildlife dealer Ph. (03) 9874 3394 They are at 101 Springvale rd Nunawading, Check their website at - www.nunawadingbirds.com.au They have a big range of different size and type of breeding cage wire fronts for sale.
  15. Hi frankiebird, that would be an ideal size cage for 2 birds, and i would recomend the same as Nadene to run the 2 perches from front to back one each side of the cage, you could also add a swing hanging in the middle from top of cage. Also if you want the same cage at a cheaper price I would recommend the following web site - http://www.petmania.net.au/BreedingFlightCages.htm They are just outside of Melbourne and freight, postage costs are very reasonable. Check Item Number: BF4 its the same cage as what you have shown, same size, you can order it with or without the spring loaded breeding box flip door. . There is even the one next size up to the one you showed its a bigger cage allround and its the same price as the smaller one you showed, check Item Number: BF2 Good luck with it.
  16. trefto

    Frank!

    Ive always known a spot on the back of a birds head to denote that it is a dominant pied variety showing the minimal pied markings. I have read this to be a fact and I have bred birds with just a spot on their heads from dominant pied matings. all it takes is the one spot and these lightly marked pieds can throw better marked and defined dominant pieds in their progeny
  17. All rachelm shots are quite lovely for Christmas, I like no 2 for my vote second pick no 6
  18. You could just as easily add the new cock birds to the aviary and leave the nest and chicks and parents in until the chicks are weaned, the extra cock birds would cause no harm. Its only when you add more than one hen bird into the equation of an aviary or colony breeding that you end up having troubles.
  19. trefto

    Frank!

    Hi frankiebird, If he has a white spot on the back of his head this would mean that he is a dominant pied, with very little markings, if you breed with him to a normal color say all blue, you may get som dominant pied chicks.
  20. They often like their own independance, but if you keep interacting with him, plus handleing him often, it may get him more interested in being with you. good luck with him.
  21. Here is an updated photo of my lacewing - He or she still has very well defined wing markings, am still curious as weather a lacewing or not, as the only way she could be is if her father were split for lacewing, and this ones older sibling from same parents earlier nesting which also has pink eyes and looks lacewing, looks to me to be a boy, but this could not be possible, it would have to be a girl from a split lacewing father, so still wondering.
  22. Here is a picture of my latest Texas Clearbody - He is a rathewr ginormous big balooga of a fella, has a 2010 club ring on him, and is a grey wing TCB, just hope he gets interested in breeding. Picked him up at a pet store.
  23. Have had one of these cages outdoors all weather for several years now http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r145/kazzart/more%20same/cage7-1.jpg It has held up very well with only very minimal rust, where some original paint had lifted, not a problem though, casters still running well enough too.
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