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Update Of My Aviary And Birds

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HI,

Here are some updated pictures of my flock, and aviary

I have a question... Could someone please tell me what birds in my flock are show quality please? I was thinking halo, big blue and zuri?

And in another post i mentioned that my male budgie, sykes cere turned brown so here are some pics of it.

Anyway Enjoy.

Syke

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Sylic

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Misha

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Big BLue and Zuri

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Syd

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Bj Eragon and rexxy the cockatiels

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Halo and Junior

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Sunny

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Syd, Teala and Aprille

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Halo Junior, Big blue, Zuri, Angel

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Opal

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Misha

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Sunny and Sykes 3 babies

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Aviary

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Front door bit of the aviary

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right side of the aviary

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Left side of aviary

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Bit that the budgies fly through to each side of the aviary

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Bluedy my mums budgie that can say about 20 words

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Lacey

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Sorry if these pics are huge, i did resize them all so if they are too big ill resize them all.

Edited by brittanya932

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You have some gorgeous budgies. :hap:

Sorry I can't help with advice on show quality.

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Colony breeding ?

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Nice birds :) As for show quality hard to tell but they mostly look like pet types sorry :)

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Do you think Halo, Zuri or Big Blue are okay to show?

I have been colony breeding for 2-3 years now and have never had a problem.

Thanks

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Do you think Halo, Zuri or Big Blue are okay to show?

I have been colony breeding for 2-3 years now and have never had a problem.Thanks

 

Brittany your aviary is lovely and your budgies are really nice and I think almost all of them (with perhaps the exception of Sunny) do have a show quality. :)

 

The challenge you face is that if you wanted to pair them up so that 2 budgies' genes mix together and make a more complete show budgie you will have to control the mating and pairing so that what you want to achieve actually happens.

 

This is impossible to do in a colony breeding scenario. Remember even if you do decide to get some breeding cabinets and set them up in a breeding area, budgie sperm can last in the female for at least a week :)

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Do you remove your under 12 month olds to another aviary so they dont breed too early ?

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At the moment all of my birds are aged from 10 months and up except for misha, when the budgies have babies i usually just sell the babies and they go pretty quick. I was thinking of making the smaller part of the aviary for a breeding room but i cant find any breeding cages anywhere.

I was thinking of enclosing that area with wood but dont have the money at the moment. I also cant find any show quality birds anywhere (I would really love a yf grey cock or a clearbody).

Thanks :rolleyes:

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What is colony breeding? Is it just the opposite of selective breeding?
That is a very succinct way of describing the difference. :D

 

Colony or Aviary breeding is when you pop some nest boxes into the aviary and let your birds choose the nests and their mating partners. Cabinet breeding is when you separate the sexes prior to pairing up and then you introduce your selected pair into a breeding cabinet with nest box so you in effect you are controlling the mating process and the outcome of the chicks' genetic make up. :)

 

I also cant find any show quality birds anywhere (I would really love a yf grey cock or a clearbody).Thanks :)

I think Dean NZ is a member of a Show Budgie Club ... maybe you need to do a google search and take it from there.

 

Of course if you do join a Budgie Club you may be even more "pressured" to go down the cabinet breeding path than anything any one has said here. :D

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