Fred Wright

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Fred Wright has been breeding budgerigars for more than 45 years.

He started breeding these birds as pets when he was at school in 1961. Within a year or two he joined a local club and was soon breeding exhibition birds – but continued to breed pets to support his exhibition interests and still believes that this is an ideal way to start with budgerigars. Even if the interest is just in exhibition stock, he believes the way forward should always be to breed and sell ten, to buy one good one!

Fred’s aim has never been to breed two or three super birds a year – it’s been to establish a very large stud of top quality budgerigars. Usually, in excess of 300 budgerigars are bred each year. He loves to show his birds to visitors and one of the comments made by many people is that it’s one of the better studs in the country, but disappointingly, they rarely get seen on the show bench.

Some 20 years plus ago, he was encouraged to write for magazines about budgerigars. Since then he has become a prolific writer and has articles published all over the world. Together with Roy Stringer, Fred wrote a series of books – the “All About …” series of nine books about all the colours and varieties of budgerigars. These books have become extremely popular.

Should you make repeat pairings in consecutive years? - Fred Wright UK

Should you make repeat pairings in consecutive years? – Fred Wright UK

Many fanciers I have talked with over the years, who have made repeat pairings, have been disappointed with the results.

Fred Wright Talks About His Feeding Methods - UK

Fred Wright Talks About His Feeding Methods – UK

In my book far too many Budgerigar fanciers are keeping and breeding too many birds


Last Chance to See

This is probably the last time that fanciers can see and hear Reinhard Molkentin (South Africa) and Gerald Binks (UK).


Solutions to Difficult Hens – Part 2

I remember the late Harry Bryan telling me to use hens as young as 5 months of age when they were fit and in condition. He said at the time that they breed well at that age, but might not do so later if left after the conventional age of 9-10 months minimum.


Solutions to Difficult Hens – Part 1

In my opinion, it is a matter of caring for your hens really well if you want success in the nest boxes. It takes a lot out of a bird being out of its normal “home” and this is one reason that one-day shows in the UK have become more popular.


The London & Southern Counties Budgerigar Society

The L&SCBS is one of the ten regional Area Societies affiliated to the Budgerigar Society in the UK. It’s THE society, for budgerigar breeders and exhibitors, that caters for the needs of those who live in London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Essex and Hampshire.