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Wonderful pics Kaz.

 

A couple of questions for you:

 

1) At what age do they go into the kindy cage?

2) At what age/stage of development do you take them out?

3) Roughly, what are the measurements of your kindy cage?

4) How many, roughly do you have in there?

 

The reason I ask this is that yours look younger than mine, I am not sure how soon some of mine can go in the aviary. And I often worry about overcrowding.

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Wonderful pics Kaz.

 

A couple of questions for you:

 

1) At what age do they go into the kindy cage?

2) At what age/stage of development do you take them out?

3) Roughly, what are the measurements of your kindy cage?

4) How many, roughly do you have in there?

 

The reason I ask this is that yours look younger than mine, I am not sure how soon some of mine can go in the aviary. And I often worry about overcrowding.

 

1.

The age I put them in a kindie cage depends totally on a few things.

*Whether or not parents are feeding them well in the breeder cage.

*Whether or not they may be in danger of a mother going feral trying to start another round.

*Whether or not they are flying around in the breeder cage going crazy and upsetting the parents.

*Whether or not they have begun to eat for themselves.

 

Most of those babies had been out of their nest up to a week...some less than that. Average age 5-6 weeeks.

I created a seperate kindie cage for these guys.............17 in all as those that werent eating well yet would be encouraged by the ones that were. The second I put them all together in there they came alive. Chicks that may have been sulking a little or huddling in corners suddenly became active and alert and interested in their new mates. Suddenly they were all eating and eating well. The cobalt cock baby wasnt eating at all yet on his own until he discovered the joys of grated carrot for his breakfast earlier today and now you cannot stop him eating. The light stays on all night for warmth and also it makes them play and eat all night. Full food dishes at nightfall are suddenly empty by breakfast time.

 

2. answered above I think.

 

3.

I currently have four kindie cages on the go....largest is a metre tall by approx a metre wide by approx 600 deep. I have one kindie cage for all Omelette's last batch of babies. A kindie cage for all the greywing family. A kindie cage for the guys I just posted piks of, and the largest kindie cage for my older babies who are moulting. I have hesitated in putting some of my yougnsters out in the aviary due to some cold snaps we have had which caused the loss of three youngsters I had out in the aviary...............therefore I hesitate to put the others out unless it warms up a little. Three weeks from now the new flights will be done and they will all go out and have warmer weather and more space.

 

4. Total of babies in various kindie cages would be approx...........50.

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Good to see your birds are still looking fantastic KAZ.

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Good to see your birds are still looking fantastic KAZ.

Good to see you here again JB :emoticon112:

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Very nice. I particularly like the DP Grey Green hen and the Sky cock.

 

Bad photo..the dom pied is a cock.

 

So he is! I'm on a different monitor today he he ain't looking like a hen now! Still nice though.

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what beautiful babies i really like the one near the green seed dish what sort of blue is it and is it a girl then i like the green one behind the pied have these got good show quailitys for you i would say so but im not a show breeder just seeing if i can pick good traits out

 

Which one ?

photo number 4 and photo number 9 please

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what beautiful babies i really like the one near the green seed dish what sort of blue is it and is it a girl then i like the green one behind the pied have these got good show quailitys for you i would say so but im not a show breeder just seeing if i can pick good traits out

 

Which one ?

photo number 4 and photo number 9 please

086-2.jpg This one is a cock bird. He is skyviolet but it doesn t show in these photos. his Dad is violet opaline and hi mum is a skyblue normal.

023-1.jpg The one behind the dom pied is a surprise bird. Its a dark green it seems but has more black melanin on it than any I have had and its an unusual green shade right now.

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it looks like the green has some bluey colour through it

very pretty colour green i wonder if it will change colours after moulting i dont know if thats possible ive never seen a pretty green like that and it was the black that struck me too the bird stands out with that colour doesnt it

and are they show quality as i said im trying to learn show traits but not a show breeder

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it looks like the green has some bluey colour through it

very pretty colour green i wonder if it will change colours after moulting i dont know if thats possible ive never seen a pretty green like that and it was the black that struck me too the bird stands out with that colour doesnt it

and are they show quality as i said im trying to learn show traits but not a show breeder

The dom pied and the sky violet may turn out be show quality, and the dark green I am not sure about yet...maybe not.

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it looks like the green has some bluey colour through it

very pretty colour green i wonder if it will change colours after moulting i dont know if thats possible ive never seen a pretty green like that and it was the black that struck me too the bird stands out with that colour doesnt it

and are they show quality as i said im trying to learn show traits but not a show breeder

The dom pied and the sky violet may turn out be show quality, and the dark green I am not sure about yet...maybe not.

 

I'm not sure about the Dark Green either but I'm keen to see what it looks like AFTER the first moult, in particular the cap colour!

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it looks like the green has some bluey colour through it

very pretty colour green i wonder if it will change colours after moulting i dont know if thats possible ive never seen a pretty green like that and it was the black that struck me too the bird stands out with that colour doesnt it

and are they show quality as i said im trying to learn show traits but not a show breeder

The dom pied and the sky violet may turn out be show quality, and the dark green I am not sure about yet...maybe not.

 

I'm not sure about the Dark Green either but I'm keen to see what it looks like AFTER the first moult, in particular the cap colour!

yes me to i think it the head will stay like that but i think the body colour might change

i have saw and held the rare black budgies last year they were adults yes they do exist there were four of them it was unbeilable it reminded me of them headwize sortof

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dark green baby is quite interesting... with the extra melamin how does that occur? geneticcaly or by chance?

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dark green baby is quite interesting... with the extra melamin how does that occur? geneticcaly or by chance?

Extra melanin was a surprise :D

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dark green baby is quite interesting... with the extra melamin how does that occur? geneticcaly or by chance?

Extra melanin was a surprise :D

 

 

a very pretty suprise to! :D they love their carrot dont they?

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in Nests

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Odd egg 023-3.jpg

 

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Big brother of the chicks above

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Preening buddies

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Hey Kaz, any Greywing babies yet?

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Hey Kaz, any Greywing babies yet?

Not yet. They arent due yet. I have a couple of greywing splits out of nests.

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018.jpg

what a little fatty

your birds are so lovley kaz im hopeing i can achive simular things with time

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what a little fatty your birds are so lovley kaz im hopeing i can achive simular things with time

 

You will....you are smarter than me with genetics...you will surprise people mate :lol:

 

017-1.jpg youngest chick under this pile at the front is apparently a lacewing. Her eyes opened today.

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be sure to picture her growing for me kaz

it will be hen as its sexlinked

lol u got one before me :sad: :D :rofl: :rofl:

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be sure to picture her growing for me kaz

it will be hen as its sexlinked

lol u got one before me :sad: :D :rofl: :rofl:

:D Picture tomorrow :sad:

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its n :D t that funny lol :sad: i have two lacewing hens and seven split lacewing cocks :hap: :rofl: :rofl:

mind you i do have 5 eggs with one hen

and only just paired my serious pairs on the 14th this month so.... finggys crossed :D

be looking for picture morrow :sad:

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be sure to picture her growing for me kaz

it will be hen as its sexlinked

lol u got one before me :sad: :D :rofl: :rofl:

:D Picture tomorrow :sad:

 

 

Here is the chick...........007 as per its legring :hap:

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with siblings 019-3.jpg

 

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parents 024-3.jpg

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