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Hey guys,

 

I will be looking at having my birds breeding again shortly. I have the cages cleaned out and the boxes. I'm thinking next weekend to set them up. I have three cages

 

I think i know who i want to pair to who but i've been thinking about for months now and keep swapping around.

 

So far I think the best pairing would be Storm and Dot - They are uncle can Niece

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Storm is a blue normal split TCB and Opaline

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Dot is grey-green normal split blue

 

Issues with the pair - storm has bonded very well in the aviary with Reepicheap his sister, Dot seems to be starting to pair with Macka (skyblue M spangle)

I could pair her to Macka as the pair would still work, just not give as many outcomes as the storm and Dot pairing. I really want to use Storm with someone to get the TCB gene spread out in the flock as he is the last that has it.

 

 

Then I have Kringle and Elle - no relation

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Kringle is Grey-green spangle split blue

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Elle is a yellowface type 2 normal and from memory i think split recessive pied

I noticed today they seem to be pairing off.

 

For the third cage I'm not sure. I really want to use one of the M.Spangles to get some more young of that gene. Hopefully a hen so i can breed back for some DF spangles.

So I have Kazza, Minka and Macka (son of Kazza) remaining hens i have Melon and Chewy. There is Reepi but i think she is a little old to be breeding (from memory as i've lost all my files i think she was hatched 2006)

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Macka (they all look the same so thank god they have rings)

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Melon

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Chewy

 

 

Give me Ideas people :D

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Sorry I don't have much constructive to add other than Elle is just gorgeous.. want!!

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I say go with your instincts and that pairing off in the aviary means very little once they are in a breeding cabinet with another budgie of the opposite sex and in view of a nestbox. Aviary "friends" will be a distant memory once they have that nestbox and the inclination to breed.

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lol, I've done that once with Ringo and it didn't work! (but she was a bossy bird all her life)

 

Thanks Kaz - i know either pairings would make some great young. just looking for input

 

Thanks Matt G - she has show lines in her but sadly i forget the names of the bloodlines. Kringle is from show stock as well. he is a bit longer than her and she has some great throat spots so i hope the pair produce some young.

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Lovley pairs. Just thoght I would mention you don't actually want the throat patches in the spangles, it is a show fault :)

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Lovely birds Nerwen, I would go with what you have chosen too.

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Squeak - i know in spangles they are meant to be a ring, many spangles these days don't have the correct spots.

 

but all in that family line are light on in spots so that would help the normal young.

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good luck with your pairings nerwen [=

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