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About JimmyBanks

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  1. I've tried to push for a Facebook page for the forum but to no avail. Unfortunately that seems to be where everyone goes nowadays. Personally I still prefer this forum but like you say, sometimes it takes a long time to get a response. After a while it was just Karen that was qualified to give advice and she can't be on 24/7 so I think it gradually dried up. Unfortunate really.
  2. Hi Kicks, I've got to say, I completely understand being nervous and not going to a club meeting, but, if you want good show stock, it's worth taking the leap and going. Most clubs will have their meetings around the same time each month. This time of year is fantastic to hang around because everyone is preparing their birds for the Nationals. It's awesome. Cheers and all the best.
  3. All clear, and there is a second round now with all clear eggs too Zzzz.
  4. Sounds like a plan. Will try earlier, if nothing else I'll get some practice lol
  5. Yeah, gonna start trying from about day 6 or so. Tomorrow is when the first egg is due to hatch! Exciting times!
  6. YEah, once the money starts getting up there it's way out of my league. I can't justify buying a bird for that amount and not know if it will even breed.
  7. Yeah they are budgie related. I don't really wanna advertise them because I want more people to come here lol. There are heaps but I generally stick to the Aussie ones. Exhibition Budgerigars OZ, Australian Exhibition Budgerigars, KAZ is on some others that are for beginners more advice related ones. There's a mutations group... To many lol. They could all just come here. Half the time when someone posts on 1 they post on about 5 others the exact same thing.
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    Got any birds yet Derek?
  9. The Geelong Auction is less than a month away! The 1st Auction of the year. Usually has a number of good birds in it. I haven't seen the list this year but I'm sure they won't let us down. If your free on the 22nd of March, 2015 book it in.
  10. When you look at the "Recent Topics" and see 4 out of 5 have your name as the last person to comment - :(

  11. So, up to about day 15 for the 1st egg. Checked them all and they look fertile, well, at least I think they are. LOL. I've looked at photo's on the net of eggs and they look good. Lets just hope she raises them all. That'll be awesome! I am getting so nervous! I'm only going into the nest box once about once a week, don't want to disturb the hen. That will need to change once the chicks are hatching. Not looking forward to putting on my 1st ring, scared I'm going to break it's little leg.
  12. Things are moving along nicely here. The cock bird from pair 1 is healing up nicely and the hen is spending all her time in the nest box. She won't even get out if I try and check on the eggs. I would like to check for fertility but she's doing a good job and I know when the first one is due so we'll see. Pair 2, Is no more I took the hen out and now her cere is turning browner. Always the way, I might pair them up again in a few weeks, we'll see.
  13. Yeah it looks like that's what it is. But I'm not sure where all the blood is from then... I can't find a cut on him anywhere.
  14. Hmmm okay. Will do. I've got other hens who are out of condition but there Ceres are nearly white with a hint of blue. Hers is more a tan colour. I'll take her out and see if I've got another hen that's ready. Pair 1 the hen has attacked the cock bird and now he's got a hole in the side of his head... She's sitting on 4 eggs and I've got no one to foster them out too. He's not showing any signs of distress and it's not bleeding now but I'm worried. Would it be safe to take him out and switch him with another cock and hope she doesn't have a go at him?