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Ken Yorke is an open exhibitor who has bred budgerigars for 40 years in the Hunter Valley in Australia.


He has bred and won on the show bench with almost every variety that exists, specialising in extremely rare and new varieties.


He is the author of a book, numerous published articles and developer of software for bird breeders. He is the Secretary of the Newcastle Budgerigar Club and recently retired as a budgerigar judge in his home state of New South Wales.


He currently runs about 250 birds in a steel aviary complex 18m x 9m consisting of 9 flights and 34 breeding cabinets, producing about 200 chicks a year in numerous varieties.

The Darkwing - An Unusual Variety - Ken Yorke - Australia (2004)

The Darkwing – An Unusual Variety – Ken Yorke – Australia (2004)

The decline in popularity was a bigger problem that in trying to breed them

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Hatchability of the Modern Exhibition Budgerigar, Ken Yorke, Australia

Hatchability of the Modern Exhibition Budgerigar, Ken Yorke, Australia

Being competitive with exhibition budgerigars is about managing the quality of the birds.

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