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I thought I read somewhere here that you can fix the hole in an egg.... I think Daz wrote it somewhere...

*Off to look for it

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Good luck with it all...

I thought I read somewhere here that you can fix the hole in an egg.... I think Daz wrote it somewhere...

*Off to look for it

You can repair a hole in an egg with a small piece of other eggshell glued over it or by painting over it some whiteout ( liquid paper ). But you have to catch it early and not after air or germs have got in.

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QUOTE(Neat @ May 11 2007, 10:43)

 

Good luck with it all...

I thought I read somewhere here that you can fix the hole in an egg.... I think Daz wrote it somewhere...

*Off to look for it

 

You can repair a hole in an egg with a small piece of other eggshell glued over it or by painting over it some whiteout ( liquid paper ). But you have to catch it early and not after air or germs have got in.

 

 

 

Yep, I looked for the solutions but couldn't find it quick enough. I remembered the liquid paper, but that would be better suited to a crack, not a hole. So I covered it with a little bit of a sticky address label. The egg broke when the parents were trying to get the sticker off and I think they would have tried the same thing with a bit of eggshell anyway.

 

 

Jewel did indeed lay egg number 4 yesterday. Today we will see if Jade is going to add number 6 to her pile. I have been candling the eggs and so far 3 eggs of Jade's are fertile as is Jewel's first egg.

 

One of the exhibition hens that went into a breeding cabinet the other day wasn't eating, so she has gone back out to the flight. The rest are either not in condition or too young, so they can wait until around late June/July and I will put some more together then.

 

Feathers.

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I have just gotten back from a lovely afternoon at the Budgiebird Hilton with Kaz, Cheeta, The Pie and Mandy to find that another of my pairs have started laying. Tealah and Bean have 1 egg now:

 

 

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Couldn't tell whether Jade laid number 6 or not as she refused to get off her eggs, so I let her be and I will check tomorrow. Jewel added another egg to her clutch yesterday, so she is at egg 4, 3 good, 1 damaged.

 

 

Feathers.

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Excellent news :( Isn't bean a tall big boy :D

It's all GO now, Feathers :D

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Excellent news :( Isn't bean a tall big boy :D

 

He is a gorgeous big boy that I got from Paulh. Tealah is very happy that I finally worked out that she and Keely had the wrong partners and wanted to swap :D

 

It's all GO now, Feathers :D

 

I know, 3 nestboxes with eggs, 10 eggies so far. The wait is on for pink jellybeans.

 

 

Feathers.

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Pair number 4 have decided to join in on the egg laying act.

 

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Their first egg appeared this afternoon. Jade stopped at 5, Jewel stopped at 5 (1 damaged) and so far Tealah has four also. The first jelly bean is due to arrive tomorrow or Monday. It's funny, but I am so excited for the budgies. When I saw the new egg today I congratulated the hen - "Well done, Keely, good girl". Keely, Tealah and Beau, Jewels other half, are 3 of my first 8 "special" budgies, so it's great to see them doing so well. :) Gee's I'm a softy...

 

 

Feathers.

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Wonderful news feathers I can't wait to see the babies :)

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Tomorrow...the Nationals Selections for the Budgerigar Nationals...might have to come up with a "winning" name for your first Jellybean. :)

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good luck feathers. Your budgies are beautiful!!

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Waiting to see your little supprises Aly....it's all exciting

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Keep us updated. Like you said in my posts, it is exciting.

 

Of course, you are far too far away for a play date unfortunately, so the best that our young ones can hope for is a pen pal - (Laughing out loud)

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feathers .. I am so excited for you I have 2 eggs now but Boy 10 eggs :budgiedance:

 

I hope they are really good parents they are beautifully paired can't wait to see pink jelly beans from both you and me heheh

 

all the best...

You better start thinking of Names LMAO . I hear Neats is a really good name for a National Championship Budgies ....... LMAO

 

Can't blame a gal for trying

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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.

 

 

If you are breeding young ones to be shown, you should put a grey with an Albino as when you put blue you can get the blue sheen coming through on the young, As I has been breeding Albinos for a while but have decided no more as I haven't got a normal grey cock of quality to go with my Albino hen, she needs a realy good cock bird to improve as she is not so great even though she is an Allan Rowe bird and cost $120.00. and what I have got out of her has been dissapointing.

BUT Feathers I am sure I am right about the grey and not blue.

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Yes ,it is better to use grey/ to albino.Useing Roweys birds,you are best to use birds with his blood lines in them.Next season use the offspring,from the rowe bird.Mate her to a grey next round & mate the best from the 2 nests back together.

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Yes, I am aware of using a grey. All I am after with this match is breeding stock, she will go another round with a large grey also. A lot of the pairs in the original post are not together at the moment or have been switched around.

 

 

Feathers.

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Wow! So excited for babies! :D

 

Is that Karens Crystal? The cobalt opaline spangle hen?! :rip: She sure looks like it ;)

 

Any updates?! Do you still have the yf spangle and the opaline grey spangle up? Do they have bubs? I can't wait to see what they get! :D

 

Nathan. :)

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Is that Karens Crystal? The cobalt opaline spangle hen?! :rip: She sure looks like it ;)

 

Nathan. :D

No, its not. You know I still have Crystal, Nathan :)

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Is that Karens Crystal? The cobalt opaline spangle hen?! She sure looks like it

 

Close, but no match, Keely is a violet opaline spange.

 

 

Feathers.

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We had the first baby today. Not from the next I expected though. The first egg was hatched to Jewel and Beau, who started laying 3 days after Jade and Bengey. Not sure quite what is going on as on candling Jade did have fertile eggs. Shall wait and see.

 

I have started a new topic for Jewel and Beau's family...

 

http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....showtopic=15202

 

 

Feathers.

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I currently have two pairs with hatchings and two pairs with eggs. Tealah and her boy Bean have 4 eggs, the first of which is due to hatch around the end of the month. Keely and her boy Daddy now have five eggs, the last laid yesterday.

 

Here is a picture of Keely in the nestbox this morning.

 

 

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Both exhibition pairs I have put together at the moment are showing an interest in their nestboxes. One hen in particular has been spending most of her day in hers. There is also another pet pair together that I keep seeing mate, so they shouldn't be far off their first egg either.

 

 

Feathers.

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I love the expression of your hens, she is like what the heck do you want lady can't a girl have some privacy :blush:

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I love the expression of your hens, she is like what the heck do you want lady can't a girl have some privacy

 

:D She was quite happy for me to lift the nestbox door, she just wasn't going to vacate it, no matter what I did :blink:

 

 

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yes you can tell from the expression :blink:

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Keely is making a habit of it, and is totaly unperturbed when I lift the nest box door. At least she looks like less of a seal in this photo:

 

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All pairs doing well, except maybe for poor Jade, who has only 1 chick left after one died overnight. I think 2 more pairs will start laying by the end of the week.

 

 

Feathers.

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