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  1. Not long ago, I visited a breeder (acting as a customer) who sold hand raised budgies..ones of unnatural colouring, although she did not dye them or use any other artificial colouring materials. When I questioned how this women was making lutino's Red, Albino's pink and altering the colours of the caps (head ), this is what she told me: "I feed my breeding birds, Red factor canary seed (which is bad for the budgerigars kidneys), so that the chicks developing feathers become stained and grow out coloured instead of solid yellow or white (Lutino, Albino, Dark eyed clear, double factor spangle), the colouring doesnt work on mutations that are not solid white or yellow, although I once produced a white face sky blue with a violet crown." She stated that she "coloured the birds so they were much more intriguing and a little bit of fun for kids and families." The thing that makes me mad about this breeder is, she sells the coloured budgies for $300+ (AUD) claiming that the colour is their genetics and she has indeed, created new mutations and a breakthrough in budgerigar breeding. , even more irritating is the fact that the colours wash out after the first moult, you would need to continue feeding red factor canary food to maintain the colour, and even then it would only be a pink or orange hue in the sunlight, instead of a teal or green hue in the natural colouration of the bird. She admits she takes no responsibility for discolouration or fading as this must be the buyers wrong doing, and thus she does not accept returns or refunds. Now anyone who knows anything about genetics, knows that Budgies cannot naturally be pink or orange, the species simply does not have the correct chromosomes to do so. I posted this as a warning to anyone who comes across such a person claiming to be breeding unnatural new and exciting supposed mutations.
  2. I know I am only a new member, and hope its okay to post here ... I have 7 young show quality, cage trained and ready to show budgies available for sale these birds are all this years young that are not required for my 2016 breeding plan, however there is nothing wrong with them- they are all show quality, high potential place getters, show cage trained and ready to be showed next season. My line produces birds with exceptional body features, but tend to have broad shoulders with a rounder head (trying to breed this aspect out) -W/S DF violet cinnamon spangle hen, 5 months old -Y/S olive English fallow cock, 8 months old -W/S violet opaline TCB cock, 6 months old -Y/S cobalt SF dominant pied cock, 10 months old -Y/S normal grey wing mauve cock, 3 months old -W/S dilute sky blue hen, 8 months old -Y/S clear wing grey green cock, 7 months old Asking $45.00 a bird or 2 for $85.00 please PM me if interested
  3. Hello! I am no poet or really, all that much of a conservationist... I'm not entirely sure what to say here but ill give it a crack! My name is Erin, I am 20 years of age I live in Canberra, ACT I have been breeding budgies since I was 12, (for 8 years) I am a breeder of Exhibition budgies and have developed my own unique show line over the past 6 years, and only started showing in 2 years ago, i wanted to make sure my line was complete and free of any faults before i started showing, and am a member of the BSNSW canberra branch. I came across this site after it being raised in conversation at a members meeting. I have joined the site in hopes of comming across new breeders in which i can purchase new stock off to add new blood to my line. I am also here to help with and advise any genetic, mutation and exhibition breeding questions anyone may have. looking foward to meeting you all!
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