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  1. Hello Sherlock, since you have had albino's from the grey hen and lutino's from the lutino hen, it would appear they both have the same father, I would suggest that to be the one that has proven to be split for the ino gene from its pairing to the lutino, "the sky blue male". If the sky blue male was not split for ino, when paired to the lutino you would only have got split / lutino birds that would not have shown the lutino color or pink eyes. A normal cock to a lutino hen will always only allow for split / lutino cock birds in the nest. Ino hen birds cannot pass on the ino color when paired to a normal color bird, unless the normal color bird is split for the ino gene, which you have proved the sky blue bird split / ino by the lutino progeny from the sky blue, lutino pairing.
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    rhiannon, to me that one looks like a sparrow.
  3. Still tpo young to tell, but if they both turn out as hens, then that would denote a likelihood of a split for lacewing father, so we shall see. Say rachelm, do you ever have any of those Fallows available for sale, they are another variety I really like, So if you have any I would be happy to get hooked up with them, I live in Berwick just down the road from Mornington, Please Let me know
  4. Here are a couplu pics of my newly aquired Texas clearbody opaline, picked him up at a bird dealer pet store recently, so was happy at the good find. He's only a young bird. Really do like the color variety of the Texas clearbodies, so am hoping to get some more and hopefully breed some of my own.
  5. Nah grandmother is a blue opaline, so lacewing must have come through the grandfather , but very strange the grandparents have never thrown a lacewing after about 4 or 5 clutches, only cinamon wing hens as he is split for cinamon. so leaves me puzzled still.
  6. Hello, have recently bred 2 babies from consecutive clutches that appear to be lacewing, however the one from the second clutch has very heavy wing markings, which makes me wonder is it a lacewing or something different, possibly a fallow. It has a white body front and back and the deep cinamon markings on the wings. Am mostly puzzled by his heritage as to why they are coming through at all. His grandfather is a violet opaline Dominant pied split for cinnamon, and his grandmother was a sky blue opaline. His father is a sky blue opaline and his mother a violet opaline. both parents are directly related brother and sister. Have had about 15 babies from the grandparents but none have shown to be lacewing, and yet I get two one from each clutch from a pairing of their offspring, so makes me wonder if the father could actually be split for lacewing, as his father hasn;t thrown any, and would have had to be split lacewing to pass on the genes. baby lacewing, I think Grandfather - violet opaline Parents - sky blue dominant pied father and violet opaline mother. Any thoughts on this ?
  7. Hi Phoebes, These Lorikeets are a mutated color variety of the Native Australian Rainbow Lorikeet, they are kind of rare at the moment as they are a reasonably new color mutation, they are sex linked genetically same as the lutino budgies, and yes they love to eat the nectar from all the Australian blossoming gum trees, they live on the pollen , nectar froim the blossoms, in captivity they are fed a powder mix of feed, they do also like sunflower seeds.
  8. Aside from budgies I also keep and breed rainbow lorikeets, here are a couple shots of 2 together that I bred of Lutino Rainbow Lorikeets and another of one of my older hen bird Lutino lorikeet. 2 baby Lutino Rainbow Lorikeets that I bred. Goldie, my older hen bird Lutino Rainbow Lorikeet.
  9. Hello Kaz, Thanks for the input on budgie ceres differences. As an off topic though, I was wondering if you knew how I might contact Peter Thurn AKA Chooker. I am seeking to purchase some Fallow budgerigars, and i see he is a big breeder of these, hoping he may have some surplass birds. If you know of anyone who breeds Fallows that might be a good contact, then it would be appreciated to get hooked up with any leads. Seems so difficult to purchase some varieties, like just can;t walk into the pet store and find them. Thanks, Trev
  10. Hello, am looking to buy Fallows, and or split Fallows, hopefully local around Melbourne area somewhere, possible interstate. only after 4 to 6 birds, any help most welcome. Thankyou.
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