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Cocks unwell and not Hens and Vice Versa

“Going light” – two examples of sound procedural advice on what are mysterious problems for even the most experienced of us.

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BS Club Show 2010 – Colour Results Young Bird

BS Show 2010 Challenge Certificates – Colour line up for Young Birds.

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BS Club Show 2010 – Colour Results Any Age

BS Show 2010 Challenge Certificates – Colour line up

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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.

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New Readers Poll

A new poll is up and running. It asks the question: Which 3 of these breeding problems would you like discussed? The results from this new poll will help Budgerigar.co.uk to publish more of what YOU want – so please make sure your voice is heard – vote now!

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Flecking in Chicks – Ionisers – White Ceres – Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil is seriously valuable for its vitamin contents as these give health and great energy to the stock, as well as the iodine content for the thyroid – without which budgerigars do not reproduce easily.

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Getting The Best from Your Stud

The desire to breed super exhibition budgerigars is the ambition of every fancier in every country. I am well aware of the fact that the Australian show scene and its structure and administration is different to the UK. That aside, we all have the same aim as it is the finest birds on display that we wish to breed and own for the simple reason of pride in having achieved something that money cannot buy.

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Accident at Daniel Lütolf’s Aviary

Daniel Lütolf accidently lost 18 cocks, mostly 2007 and 2008 birds, while breeding very recently. No hens were affected, but naturally eggs and chicks were lost as well. Eggs opened later with embryos in them, were found to have black heads on every embryo.

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Creating A Stud

Spots are very important. You can breed outstanding birds, but if the spots are small the impact is lost. A bird without large spots is like a man in a dress suit without a bow tie. Both are unfinished.

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