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Hi all, I have taken a couple of photos of the set up in the room I have commandeered for breeding in. There is a fair bit of romance going on, with hens sorting out their nestboxes by throwing out some of the pine shavings. The 7th pair, that went in this morning, will probably be quicker than the rest. The 3 yr old male is very keen to get started and was sweet talking his hen as soon as I pt them in.

 

 

Breeding cages No. 1 - 6

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Breeding cabinets No. 7 -8

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Pair 1 - GF skyblue spangle hen x Mauve Spangle Cock

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Pair 2 - GF cobalt opaline hen x Grey normal cock

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Pair 3 - Violet spangle hen x Dk green greywing cock

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Pair 4 - Dk green normal hen x Skyblue opaline cock

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Pair 5 - GF cobalt opaline hen x Skyblue spangle cock

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Pair 6 - GF cobalt hen X Skyblue cock

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Pair 7 - Exhibition Budgies - Albino hen x Skyblue/ino cock

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So, which of you clever people can tell me what to expect from each of these 7 pairs?

 

Feathers.

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:P .....you can expect......

 

beautiful babies...lots of pink jellybeans....and some with red eyes. :D

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Awesome Feathers,, what a great set up in your room.

 

I think you are going to be pretty happy with the end result that you will get.

All beuatiful birds,,,the Albino and Sky blue,,,what great chicks you'll get from them.

 

We want heaps of photos when they start hatching.

 

Best of luck

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I agree with Kaz!!!!! I just love the last pair though,they are just gorgeous.Can't wait to see what babies you get from all of them.

Set up looks great feathers.Good luck and I hope everything goes well.

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Guest hommer2054

nice birds lovely pairs.

In the first picture it shows the breeding boxes at a low level do you get better results this way?

anyone who knows budgies will tell you what I know don't expect the same as the pair you are breeding from.

I tried for years to get purple birds until I found out that any budgie with a patch on the back of the head has the gene

it's some sort of regressive gene.

I have put blue with green and you would think 2 blue 2 green and I got all yellow?.

So in the end I gave up and am happy with what ever I get. :P

well all the best and by for now.

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the Albino and Sky blue,,,what great chicks you'll get from them
I just love the last pair though,they are just gorgeous

 

I had forgotten that I had a skyblue normal that was split for ino. I am a bit excited about the prospects of this pair.. whether or not I get visual ino's.

 

 

don't expect the same as the pair you are breeding from

 

I don't expect the same. It will be very exciting to see what I get.. I have the possibilities of inos, df spangles, YF2 and GF's, all sorts. With any luck I will soon have some eggs, which will go on to become little pink jelly beans, which will feather up nicely and reveal their genetic makeup. How exciting.

 

feathers

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Good luck Feathers. Be prepared for a few unexpected bumps along the way but I'm sure you'll find the whole process very rewarding. I sure have!

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hope there is some fun going on in the cages soon :P

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:wub: Since I know NOTHING about breeding, good luck to you! :wub:

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Your 7 pairs are beautiful. Cant wait to see pictures of the little jellybeanies when they arrive. :wub:

 

Could you tell me how you made those breading cages? They look great.

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okay, as nobody else did the hard work for me :wub: I figured I would work it out for myself. This is what I should expect from these pairings:

 

Pair 1 - GF skyblue spangle hen x Mauve Spangle Cock

25% DF Spangles

50% SF Spangle

25% Normals

 

Pair 2 - GF cobalt opaline hen x Grey normal cock

Normal/split Opaline cocks

Normal Hens

50% Yellow Face

 

Pair 3 - Violet spangle hen x Dk green greywing cock

50% Spangles

50% Normals

100% Normal/split Greywing

 

Pair 4 - Dk green normal hen x Skyblue opaline cock

Normal/split Opaline cocks

Opaline Hens

 

Pair 5 - GF cobalt opaline hen x Skyblue spangle cock

Normal/split Opaline cocks

Normal Hens

50% Yellow Face

50% Spangle

 

Pair 6 - GF cobalt hen X Skyblue cock

50% Yellow Face

50% Normal

 

Pair 7 - Exhibition Budgies - Albino hen x Skyblue/ino cock

Albino cocks

Normal/split Albino cock

Albino hens

Normal hens

 

 

feathers.

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How could you forget!! Is that Hans blue cockbird? hopefully you get some nice ones from them. How many Showbirds have you now?

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Hey Feathers.....

They all look fantastic.... You are sooooo going to have beautiful baby budgies.... I bet there will be a few sea green colors *Just what I want :wub: ...

 

Your idea for the breeding room is kind what I have in my head... I have those big cages but I couldn't for the life of me work out how to put the nestbox on.. what have you used as I had to create a make do internal on hooked to the wall and supported by 3 dows.. ( Trust me bodgy )...So are you gonna part with your seceret?????????? * Begs...

 

ANyways Best of Luck to you & your flock can't wait for pics!!!!!

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Could you tell me how you made those breading cages? They look great.
I have those big cages but I couldn't for the life of me work out how to put the nestbox on.. what have you used as I had to create a make do internal on hooked to the wall and supported by 3 dows.. ( Trust me bodgy )...So are you gonna part with your seceret?????????? * Begs...

 

 

I didn't have any breeding cabinets so I used some flight cages that I already had. I cut some aviary wire to fit in the middle of each cage. The only place that I could put the nestboxes was in the feeding doors. I did that by tying the doors up and then used cable ties to hold the nestboxes on. They are lower than I would like, but at least 3 of the pairs look like they will be laying very soon.

 

The other 2 cabinets are compliments of Kaz. She is going to be doing new cabinets for her bird room, so I am quite happily taking her 'discards' :wub:

 

 

Is that Hans blue cockbird. How many Showbirds have you now

 

It sure is the bird from Hans. As of this morning, I have 17. I got 3 new ones this morning. A mauve spangle cock, a grey spangle hen (magnificent) and an 07 rung cinnamon grey spangle hen.

 

feathers.

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okay, as nobody else did the hard work for me :D I figured I would work it out for myself. This is what I should expect from these pairings:

 

Right now that you have done a some thinking :D here is my outcome list.

 

 

Pair 1 - GF skyblue spangle hen x Mauve Spangle Cock

12.5% Goldenface DF spangles

12.5% DF spangles

25% Goldenface spangles

25% Cobalt Spangles

12.5% Goldenface normals

12.5% Cobalt normals

 

I'm basing this on the hen having no factors but it's possible for her to have 1 which mean mauves are also possible.

 

Pair 2 - GF cobalt opaline hen x Grey normal cock

12.5% Goldenface normals hens

12.5% Goldenface grey normal hens

12.5% Grey normal hens

12.5% Cobalt normal hens

12.5% Goldenface normals/Opaline cocks

12.5% Goldenface grey normal/Opaline cocks

12.5% Grey normal/Opaline cocks

12.5% Cobalt normal/Opaline cocks

 

Pair 3 - Violet spangle hen x Dk green Greywing cock (are we sure is violet? also she isn't opaline as well?)

25% Violet green spangles/ Greywing/blue

25% Green spangles/ Greywing/blue

25% Violet green normals/ Greywing/blue

25% Green normals/ Greywing/blue

 

She looks like a cobalt to me in the picture but could be from the flash, if she is then there is a chance for Dark green and Olives. If she is Opaline as well the cocks will be split for it.

 

Pair 4 - Dk green normal hen x Skyblue opaline cock

25% Dark green Opaline Hens/ blue

25% Light Green Opaline Hens/blue

25% Dark green Normal cocks/ opaline/ blue

25% Light green Normal cocks/ Opaline/ blue

 

Pair 5 - GF cobalt opaline hen x Skyblue spangle cock

6.25% GF cobalt normal hens

6.25% GF sky blue normal hens

6.25% cobalt normal hens

6.25% sky blue normal hens

 

6.25% GF cobalt spangle hens

6.25% GF sky blue spangle hens

6.25% cobalt spangle hens

6.25% sky blue spangle hens

 

6.25% GF cobalt normal cocks/ Opaline

6.25% GF sky blue normal cocks/ Opaline

6.25% cobalt normal cocks/ Opaline

6.25% sky blue normal cocks/ Opaline

 

6.25% GF cobalt spangle cocks/ Opaline

6.25% GF sky blue spangle cocks/ Opaline

6.25% cobalt spangle cocks/ Opaline

6.25% sky blue spangle cocks/ Opaline

 

Pair 6 - GF cobalt hen X Skyblue cock

25% GF cobalt normal

25% GF Skyblue normal

25% Cobalt normal

25% Skyblue normals

 

Pair 7 - Exhibition Budgies - Albino hen x Skyblue/ino cock

25% Albino hens

25% Normal hens

25% Albino cocks

25% Normal/split Albino cock

 

With the normal they could be cobalt or sky blues depending on the dark factor the hen carries.

 

:D wow that was fun! I haven't sat and planning out pairing outcomes for a while. Looks like pair 5 might give you some interesting mixes.

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QUOTE(feathers @ Apr 17 2007, 13:30)

 

okay, as nobody else did the hard work for me I figured I would work it out for myself. This is what I should expect from these pairings:

 

 

Right now that you have done a some thinking here is my outcome list.

 

 

Thanks for that... I didn't bother with the colours, just the other mutations. You've done well.

 

Pair 3 - Violet spangle hen x Dk green Greywing cock (are we sure is violet? also she isn't opaline as well?)

 

She is very definitely violet. We had this arguement once before in a mutations thread. I doubted my own eyes until the day I met Kaz. Her very first comment upon looking at my birds was, "I love your violet spangle" :D

 

But, OOPS, yes, she is opaline :D So all split cocks. :D

 

feathers.

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:) Sorry if the topic had already been brought up, I was just going by this picture. I know violet is hard to get right in pictures.

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Sorry if the topic had already been brought up, I was just going by this picture. I know violet is hard to get right in pictures.

 

When I posted the picture I was wondering if I would get asked that question again, Nerwen :D It is so difficult to get the violet to show up, especially on the darker birds. No apology required :) Especially after the time you spent in doing the outcomes.

 

 

Feathers.

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Woooooooooooooooooooww.... How superb! :D

 

They all look AMAZING feathers! :P Im full of envy and jeliousy :( haha! Best of luck mate, i know you will be a naturl pro! :P

 

I LOVE the cages, setup awesome! And how nice of Kazza to let you borrow Jade. Or is she now yours?!?!? :P

 

Nathan.

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And how nice of Kazza to let you borrow Jade. Or is she now yours?!?!?

 

sign/sealed and paid for :P That's not to say that we wont lend birds in the future. Could get some nice exhibition progeny between her birds and mine :P

 

 

Feathers.

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Looking for an update.... :)

 

I believe we have some EGGS ? :)

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Looking for an update.... :)

 

I believe we have some EGGS ? :D

 

We do indeed. Miss Jade (GF Cobalt Hen) & Bengey (Skyblue cock) have 5 eggs so far:

 

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Their next door neighbours Jewel (GF Cobalt Opaline hen) & Beau (skyblue spangle cock) have laid 3 eggs, one of which was damaged (I think the hen accidently put a claw in it as it had a tiny hole). So they now have 2 left. I believe she is laying number 4 at the moment as she wouldn't come ot of her nest box when I tapped, so I left her to it.

 

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Most of the other pairs have either been broken up or had a partner change in the last 2 weeks or so. One of the original couples that I was considering taking out decided to give me a 10 minute budgie sex education show while I was watching, :) so they can stay. He is quite a buff budgie, so I will give him a vent trim to see if that helps.

 

My albino hen x skyblue/ino cock I put back into the aviary as they weren't doing anything but I would really like something to come of that pair. When I put them in her cere was very light so I was hoping putting her in a breeding cabinet with a male may bring her into condition and while her cere was getting darker it wasn't as dark as I'd hope. Rather than leaving them to get bored I have re-flighted them and will try again when she is in breeding condition.

 

So at the moment 5 cages have couples and the other 3 have a hen only. They will get a cock each within the next 3 days

 

Feathers.

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Best of luck.. let us know how they go. :)

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sounds like things are progressing right along feathers :)

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Good luck with the new couples.

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