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Discussion in 'Budgie Boulevard' started by PoukieBear, 10/23/17.

  1. PoukieBear

    PoukieBear Sprinting down the street

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    Always! This breeder also tests for it regularly and is always negative. But still, every new bird I bring into my home, I quarantine and they always get a full vet check up. :)
     
  2. WaterRaven

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    *flails* The cute! What beautiful babies :)
     
  3. PoukieBear

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    All of the chicks have found new homes ! I couldn't be more excited for them, as they will each have someone special to love them and spoil them.

    These two little floofs spent the night in the "real world" last night, instead of staying in the nest box. They are growing up so fast. These guys will actually be going to the same home, which will be awesome!

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    This little guy will be going to the cutest family ever! The little girl had a hard time picking her favourite chick, but settled on this one because he was the cuddliest and calmest with her.

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    And this girl is turning into a handful of energy and doesn't like to sit still! She will definitely need lots of attention.

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  4. VantCors

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    Oh my!!!:faint: That fallow is adorable!
     
  5. Fritzgerald16

    Fritzgerald16 Jogging around the block

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    Awe the 2nd to last looks just like my Jason! But that last one is gorgeous, the colors are so vibrant and her little eyes are so sweet :xflove:
     
  6. PoukieBear

    PoukieBear Sprinting down the street

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    Thank you! She definitely is stunning. But she's only split to Fallow, meaning that this mutation is not visible on her. Visually she is a Cobalt, Yellowface II, Opaline. (Which isn't rare ate all, just really pretty!)

    Here are some of my fallow chicks from the spring breeding. These are true Fallows, with red eyes, cinnamon markings, and blue/violet body colour. My pride and joys!

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  7. PoukieBear

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    Here are the final photos of these chicks, I couldn't be happier! They each definitely have their own personalities, and have found homes that will love them forever.

    Chick #1 Male
    Albino, Yellowface II

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    Chick #2 Male
    Lutino

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    Chick #3 Male
    Cobalt Blue, Yellowface II, Spangle, Combination Pied

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    The last chick was not co-operating with me yesterday, so instead of stressing her out, I'll try and get her final pics tonight.
     
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  8. zoo mom

    zoo mom Ripping up the road Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran Santa Coco ROCKS the SOCKS I'm a SECRET SANTA - Are you? I Can't Stop Posting!

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    They are are all beautiful but I love the colors and patterns of chick #3. It's probably a good thing for my husband that you are in Canada.
     
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    lyx Walking the driveway I'm a SECRET SANTA - Are you?

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    They are all so adorable with stunning colours! And they seem to be lovely little characters too. :D

    If only you were in England! I've been struggling to find budgie breeders that aren't aviary birds here.
     
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    They are all so beautiful. Thanks for explaining the coloration too, for those of us to whom all those terms are a mystery. :)
     
  11. Lady Jane

    Lady Jane Cruising the avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    I will never tire of seeing your babies in photos. It is a good thing you are not in US because we would stalk you until we had at least one of your babies. I know I would. I imagine breeding such nice budgies is hard but rewarding work.
     
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  12. PoukieBear

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    I finallly have pics of the last chick, and oh man she is a handful of trouble. I've named her Dahlia.

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    She is strikingly beautiful.
     
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    This may be a ridiculous question... do you hand-feed these guys, or just handle them regularly as they grow? They look so comfortable with you. They're beautiful!!
     
  15. Tim

    Tim Rollerblading along the road Super Moderator

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    Oh,my! The cobalts are my favorite! So beautiful!
     
  16. PoukieBear

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    I only hand feed if/when necessary. If a hen abandon's her chicks, or start being aggressive, then I step in. I've only had this happen once, where I couldn't foster the chicks into another nest. I work a full time job, so hand feeding just isn't in the cards for me, unless i take lots of time off. (Which would be nice!)

    The chicks are handled and loved and spoiled every single day. This gets them used to hands, fingers, people in general and they end up just as tame as a hand fed chick would be. They become very bonded to people and will seek out that attention that they are used to. :)
     
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  17. Lady Jane

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    What do you mean by a "handful of trouble" She is really a pretty female. Yellow faced cobalt?
     
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    Your chicks are so beautiful. The colors on Dhalia are striking.
     
  19. PoukieBear

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    She is definitely a more independent bird who prefers to have things HER way. I can't take my eyes off of her when she's out and about, otherwise she'll be found chewing up the mail, destroying the window screens, stealing food that may be left unattended. She gets into EVERYTHING! And she's not a cuddly bird like the others, she'll sit on my finger for a few minutes, but that's about it.

    Cobalt, Yellowface II, Opaline / Fallow
     
  20. Fia Baby

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    I want to make sure I understand this: I know cobalt - the deeper, more intense blue. yellow face II indicates the yellow is more intense - so 2 of the "yellow face" genes? Opaline indicates that the body color is suffused throughout the wings? Instead of black bars, they're now colored? Fallow is a "fading" gene (that's terminology borrowed from color inheritance in English shepherds, so maybe you use a different term...) so the bars are more grey or "cinnamon" brown, rather than black? But she's split for fallow, meaning she doesn't display it, but does have that gene.
     

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