RSSAuthor Archive for Maja & Pierre Swart

Pierre and Maja Swart joined the Karoo Budgerigar Club in 1993 and a year later they travelled 800km to Johannesburg to their first show.

They did not show any birds, but simply worked as stewards. That weekend they learned more about budgerigar breeding in South Africa than they had in the previous two years.

Their stud was initially built via major purchases of birds bred by Doc Robinson and Reinhardt Molkentin and they have been hugely successful on the show bench since 1996.

They have won the South Africa national show's Champion of Champions medal every year from 2006 to 2011.

Indeed, in 2011, they achieved a first in South Africa (since the establishment of the Budgerigar Society of South Africa in 1936) in winning the national three times consecutively.

Creating & Maintaining a Winning Stud – Pierre Swart, South Africa

South African champions Pierre & Mija Swart share some breeding tips.