Reinhard Molkentin South Africa – Photo Gallery

The Afro-Look 2012.

Reinhard Molkentin

The Molkentin stud has developed itself from the successful lines of the 70’s 8o’s; Ormerod and Sadler, Moss and Moffat. From these lines the stud became an important part in the development of the German and international budgerigar and many breeders benefited from the quality of the birds from this superb stud over the last 25 years.

Reinhard and his son Holger breed all year round with 120 breeding boxes and between 800 and 1000 young birds are rung each year. They breed a vast array of colours and varieties including Normals, Opalines, Cinnamons, Spangles, Lutinos, Lacewings, Dominant Pieds, Recessive Pieds and Yellowfaces.

They attach great importance to fertility in their birds and feather problems are reduced to a minimum. Feeding in South Africa consists of a very good millet mixture supplied directly from the farmer after the annual harvest. At the same time they feed a large vegetable content in their diet with the vegetables coming mostly from their own garden. Hardboiled eggs from their own chickens are fed daily throughout the year. For them, germinated oats are the most important part of their feeding which they have been providing for more than 40 years without problems.




























































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Terry Tuxford About the Author:

Terry Tuxford first began breeding budgerigars in 1979 and joined the BS in 1980. He was elevated to Champion in 1985 when he went into partnership with Brian Poole. This partnership is probably one of the longest existing partnerships in the UK hobby today having lasted some 27 years so far and is still going strong. Terry and Brian are also partnered by Yvonne Tuxford who joined the BS in 1990.

Terry demonstrated his penmanship early in his budgerigar career and wrote in the second edition of Budgerigar World. Little did he realise then that in just over 8 year’s time he would become editor following a 20 month apprenticeship with founding editor, Gerald Binks. Terry went on to edit a total of 245 editions up to May 2011.

In 1993 Terry took his Budgerigar Society Judges final examination and was awarded Subsidiary Judge of the Year and has gone on to judge the Budgerigar Society World Show on three occasions as well as many top shows at home and abroad. He is also an accomplished speaker and has been a guest at societies throughout the UK as well as Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and many other European countries.

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  1. andrew Luke says:

    These pictures were taken in 2006 they are quality birds. the Molkentin stud has taken massive leaps forward since then which is amazing to see

  2. A few tips shared with us here but how many will get the point as it’s important. Very lucky as I have Ormerod’s blood in my establishment.

    We used Molkentin’s DVD in my last Judging/Lecture at NBC Show 2012 in Rawalpindi and that was first northern region show.

    Best wishes for Holger and thank you Terry.

    Habib Ur Rehman,Pakistan

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