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Looking way into the future but I reckon the above 2 would make a fantastic pairing for next year. She's got dark markings, great wings, shoulder, length and feather. He's got the top end, shoulder and feather. Both very nice.

Good idea DARYL and he is pale where she is not. ;)

 

 

Does his paleness indicate that he may be dilute, rather than greywing?

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Looking way into the future but I reckon the above 2 would make a fantastic pairing for next year. She's got dark markings, great wings, shoulder, length and feather. He's got the top end, shoulder and feather. Both very nice.

Good idea DARYL and he is pale where she is not. ;)

 

 

Does his paleness indicate that he may be dilute, rather than greywing?

Don't think so...both parents are greywings. Three differing shades of blue in the nestbox. We shall see what comes of round two.

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Looking way into the future but I reckon the above 2 would make a fantastic pairing for next year. She's got dark markings, great wings, shoulder, length and feather. He's got the top end, shoulder and feather. Both very nice.

Good idea DARYL and he is pale where she is not. ;)

 

 

Does his paleness indicate that he may be dilute, rather than greywing?

Don't think so...both parents are greywings. Three differing shades of blue in the nestbox. We shall see what comes of round two.

 

 

I guess it's probably not likely that both parents are split for dilute. I don't know how people tell the difference. It's a good thing I don't have to worry about messing up anyone's show stock. I just lump them all in the same category and call them all "greywings". (That wouldn't be good for show breeders, would it?)

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First chick to this pair tried to hatch during the really hot weather yesterday and only ended up opening part of his egg, I opened the egg this morning as he had begun to dry and wasnt moving much. I think he will die. He is out of energy after his unusual attempt at hatching on the hot day. He is all stiff and doesnt seem to be able to uncurl his neck from its position in the egg ;)

More eggs to hatch.

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First chick to this pair tried to hatch during the really hot weather yesterday and only ended up opening part of his egg, I opened the egg this morning as he had begun to dry and wasnt moving much. I think he will die. He is out of energy after his unusual attempt at hatching on the hot day. He is all stiff and doesnt seem to be able to uncurl his neck from its position in the egg :(

More eggs to hatch.

I am sure it is unorthodox .... but in hot weather I pop eggs that are due to hatch into my mouth, give them a good ole lick and pop them back ... :rofl:

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First chick to this pair tried to hatch during the really hot weather yesterday and only ended up opening part of his egg, I opened the egg this morning as he had begun to dry and wasnt moving much. I think he will die. He is out of energy after his unusual attempt at hatching on the hot day. He is all stiff and doesnt seem to be able to uncurl his neck from its position in the egg :(

More eggs to hatch.

I am sure it is unorthodox .... but in hot weather I pop eggs that are due to hatch into my mouth, give them a good ole lick and pop them back ... :(

 

That is not unorthodox - sucking eggs is normal. Do you clean the poo off at the same time? :rofl:

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First chick to this pair tried to hatch during the really hot weather yesterday and only ended up opening part of his egg, I opened the egg this morning as he had begun to dry and wasnt moving much. I think he will die. He is out of energy after his unusual attempt at hatching on the hot day. He is all stiff and doesnt seem to be able to uncurl his neck from its position in the egg :(

More eggs to hatch.

I am sure it is unorthodox .... but in hot weather I pop eggs that are due to hatch into my mouth, give them a good ole lick and pop them back ... :rofl:

Rather you than me :( ................transferring germs both ways I reckon. Better off spraying the mother or both parents with a misting spray.

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I am sure it is unorthodox .... but in hot weather I pop eggs that are due to hatch into my mouth, give them a good ole lick and pop them back ... :(
Rather you than me :( ................transferring germs both ways I reckon. Better off spraying the mother or both parents with a misting spray.
Yeah if you do it that way you have to be careful with the temperature ... this way you don\'t :)

By the time a hen has a fine mist on her and enters the nestbox the droplets of water would be her own body temperature.

If you wanna go suck eggs, on your head be it :rofl: but I'm not :D

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Eek! I'll have that whole "sucking poo off budgie eggs" thing stuck in my mind all day now......

 

As far as the greywings go though, Kaz they are tremendous! And yes a few open breeders breed greywings but not to any great extent and these birds are LOVELY. I always did like that dark green (or is it grey green???) hen.

 

Maybe you could bring her down for me when you visit. I don't breed greywings but then I wouldn't care what she was, she's a beautiful bird.

 

Looking forward to seeing them all grow on.

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First chick to this pair tried to hatch during the really hot weather yesterday and only ended up opening part of his egg, I opened the egg this morning as he had begun to dry and wasnt moving much. I think he will die. He is out of energy after his unusual attempt at hatching on the hot day. He is all stiff and doesnt seem to be able to uncurl his neck from its position in the egg ^_^

More eggs to hatch.

These guys gave up on their eggs and threw them out, including ones with live chicks in :) So they will go into the flights tomorrow.

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and in the aviary

 

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some others

Young greywing hen

 

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and young greywing cock in love with grey hen ( they are a constant pair in the aviary )

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A new greywing baby :P

 

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A new greywing baby :)

 

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Cute! Is she a girl?

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A new greywing baby :lol:

 

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Cute! Is she a girl?

 

 

I think so -_-

 

Here's more as there are two more greywings...both may be hens ...these are siblings to the darker blue baby I bred before027-18.jpg

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Your greywing breeding appears to be going well. You have done well to identify a niche, get good birds and breed such good birds. This might be the first of many areas for you at the nationals

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Your greywing breeding appears to be going well. You have done well to identify a niche, get good birds and breed such good birds. This might be the first of many areas for you at the nationals

Wont be getting to the Nationals quickly Dave...theres other greywing breeder doing it better than me and have been doing it longer.

 

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AWW.....sweet as Kaz..... :) What a little prince he is!

 

 

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you might suprise yourself kaz.

I will second that Dave,by the photoes posted

you would have be in with a chance,to get one on the bench. :)

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Your greywing breeding appears to be going well. You have done well to identify a niche, get good birds and breed such good birds. This might be the first of many areas for you at the nationals

Wont be getting to the Nationals quickly Dave...theres other greywing breeder doing it better than me and have been doing it longer.

 

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Who Kaz?

The only full time greywing breeder in wa that I know is you. Other good greywings from wa from what I understand have come out of other varieties as recessive surprises. Well recent ones anyway. AND your greywing babies are looking pretty special.

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i agree kaz

take em to the club pickings

:) your grey wings are really nice mate :D

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Your greywing breeding appears to be going well. You have done well to identify a niche, get good birds and breed such good birds. This might be the first of many areas for you at the nationals

Wont be getting to the Nationals quickly Dave...theres other greywing breeder doing it better than me and have been doing it longer.

 

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Who Kaz?

The only full time greywing breeder in wa that I know is you. Other good greywings from wa from what I understand have come out of other varieties as recessive surprises. Well recent ones anyway. AND your greywing babies are looking pretty special.

Well, I was thinking....Cec Gearing, Rita Posthuma, Carl Alder and Jeff Lloyd for starters :)

I would like to make a decent project out of the greywings not just dabble in them.

 

 

Here are two of my recent greywing babies and they seem to have paired up in the aviary

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different parents so unrelated.

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You have come a long way in a short time with your greywings Kaz. I think you under rate your own chances. The beauty of the niche market is that you are not competing with everyone, only a small group. If you bred good greens, blues or greys, then it would be much harder

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Babies today :rolleyes:

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they look great.

 

I have given it some thought, and I do prefer the blue greywings - still :rolleyes:

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