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Guest Phoebe
:) I see the dreaded corn made it into the mix! :)

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I love budgie butts :) they are so darn cute!!!!

Great pics Karen as always.

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:) I see the dreaded corn made it into the mix! :)

They KILL for corn !! :devil:

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Here is the violet baby of Ciara and Romeo. She is a pretty thing.

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and they have raised Luigi and Honeys only surviving chick a259.jpg

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gorgeous I both of them are wonderful, I can't wait to see them feather even more up.

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I am so pleased to see that one of Luigi and honey's baby survived. The violet baby is as beautiful as you described

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That little violet baby is gorgeous!! So is Luigi and Honey's little baby. :)

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Aww, they both look great. Sorry to hear though there's only one surviving baby left of honey and luigi. :offtopic:

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100/100 thats what i want to see! :offtopic:

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Love your birds Bubbles, they're all so beautiful!

 

A quick pet-peeve of mine, though. It's wrong to think that a 'double-factor yellowface' causes a bird to be white. This isn't just wrong for budgerigars, this is a wrong concept. If two 'yellowface' genes cause a budgie to be blue, then a blue gene is what it is, not a yellowface gene. The appearance of a yellowface arises because budgies have two different types of blue genes, blue1 and blue2. When a budgie has both genes, then it will be a yellowface. For your example, one of your budgies is double factor blue1, the other is double factor blue2, all the offspring will be b1/b2 and a yellowface.

 

There are also the goldenface (gf) and yellowface (yf) genes, which are true yellowface genes and can be picked out by differing shades of yellow in budgies. Yellowface is actually the most complicated out of all the budgie genes.

 

The article to go to for the yellowface. :D

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Love your birds Bubbles, they're all so beautiful!

 

A quick pet-peeve of mine, though. It's wrong to think that a 'double-factor yellowface' causes a bird to be white. This isn't just wrong for budgerigars, this is a wrong concept. If two 'yellowface' genes cause a budgie to be blue, then a blue gene is what it is, not a yellowface gene. The appearance of a yellowface arises because budgies have two different types of blue genes, blue1 and blue2. When a budgie has both genes, then it will be a yellowface. For your example, one of your budgies is double factor blue1, the other is double factor blue2, all the offspring will be b1/b2 and a yellowface.

 

There are also the goldenface (gf) and yellowface (yf) genes, which are true yellowface genes and can be picked out by differing shades of yellow in budgies. Yellowface is actually the most complicated out of all the budgie genes.

 

The article to go to for the yellowface. :P

All of this sounds very interesting but at the moment a little above my head. Since a few of you genetics buffs have some great knowledge to share here, perhaps a separate topic on the genetics of yellow faces would be more easily found and there for all to share. I would appreciate learning more when the genetics buffs get together and show us there stuff :D

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I went to a show breeding club's written auction yesterday. It's where show breeders bring their birds to a club meeting and it works like this.....at a written auction the person selling the bird has the first bid. It is written on a form attached to the cage then others write their bid until the bidding time is up.

The highest bid gets the bird , bidding is done over a couple of hours.

I went just to look, but if I had been more prepared with both time and money I could have got some brilliant show budgies for a fraction of normal prices paid. Still it was interesting and the budgie club that put it on is an excellent one. I will be joining that club as well as the one I am in, as a few people have dual memberships like that to get the best from their clubs.

Ken is down the back of the aviary, shovel in hand digging up the floor of the aviary ready for stage 3 of our aviary modifications. Stage 3 ( an area about 3 metres by 4 metres ) will become a "bird room" for breeding in breeder cabinets......for the show budgies. The floor is to be concrete slabs, and we will have lighting in there, water, and better roofing and ventilation. It's all go around here. :)

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very interesting Karen - look forward to seeing the modifications.

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Action-husband !! a.jpg

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Guest Anna

Stage 3 sounds great! can't wait to see how it goes! Gee, Ken looks like he has a job ahead of him. :):)

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Guest Phoebe
:) Go Ken go, you had better supervise Bubbles, you just never know............ :(Laughing out loud):

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You rock Ken that is a great picture :)

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You rock Ken that is a great picture :)

:) I will pass along the comments :D

Here is two pairs of budgies that are newly nesting

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a292.jpg green cock bird is split to lutino

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Guest Phoebe
:) The second pair really look like they like the looks of each other. :)

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:) okay...so I bought ONE bird at yesterday's auction just with some change in my pocket. Apparently he has potential as his father is a Cec Gearing bird (lacewing) and the mother is a large headed light green normal. Others in the nest were a dark green ( olive ) brother and a lacewing sister.

So here he is DUNSTAN a331x.jpga324x.jpg

I named him Dunstan after a club member who has been a very good mentor to me.

a332x.jpg:) He is this years breeding so still a baby.

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awww, look at Dunstan. :( he's s cutie pie. :D

 

And glad to see Stage 3 is on the way.. and way to go Ken. :(

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he is gorgeous Karen

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This is the club I have joined as well as my other club. Note the Cec Gearing and Armstrong birds :P

 

http://www.swbudgerigarclubmandurah.com/

 

 

OFF TOPIC....here is our little pup Maggie that we kept from Cricket's litter of pups. Maggie is now 4 months old

 

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shame on you for teasing me she is SOOOOO CUTTTEEEEE :P

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Guest Phoebe
:) AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW Maggies is so sweet, how is Moet (aka Charlie) doing? Can't think of great names for your new pretty baby, ? Chantilly? :P

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