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Meet The Breeder - An Interview with Daniel Lutolf - Switzerland

Meet The Breeder – An Interview with Daniel Lutolf – Switzerland

The closest I mate my birds are cousins – you don’t marry your sister!

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2012 Photo Gallery - Daniel Lutolf, Switzerland

2012 Photo Gallery – Daniel Lutolf, Switzerland

View some of the best budgerigars in Europe.

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Results – Swiss BS National Show 2011

Results from the 53rd annual Swiss national show.

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A Visit to the Emerald Budgerigar Stud

Exhibition budgerigars have been an important part in the lives of Eileen and John Hall for about 40 years.

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Svetlana Folomeeva – Exhibition Budgerigars in Russia

A profile of Russian breeder Svetlana Folomeeva.

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GSB Q & A – Part 3 – Fanciers

There is little doubt that in modern times Jo Mannes has led the hobby in Europe as a skilled breeder and is totally focused on his work.

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Nadiomar Vicentini – Photos

I recently had an email from a Brazilian breeder, Nadiomar Vicentini, along with a collection of photographs of his high quality birds. I was so impressed that I have decided to place the photographs on the website for the pleasure of the hobby worldwide.

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Swiss BS National Show 2010

Results and photographs of the 2010 Swiss BS national show.

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Jos Reynders & Daniel Lütolf on Feather Problems

Select wide and long feathers on the head region, but shorter feathers below the spot line on the wings and tails. Difficult, but not impossible. Attention must be paid to looking at all the primary, secondary and tail feathers when you are buying a bird and of course looking for developing cysts at the same time.

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Neil Murray – A Breeder With The Right “Eye”

“Who is Neil Murray?” you may ask. Neil Murray lives in Stockport, England and his stud was formed when he started as a boy. Here is a breeder with “The Eye” for what is needed to progress. It will be very interesting to watch the progress of David Neil Murray in the coming years.

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Letters Regarding Launch of Budgerigar.co.uk

A collection of just some of the many kind letters we have received concerning the launch of Budgerigar.co.uk. Thank you all very much for your feedback.

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Daniel Lütolf – A Breeder Ahead Of His Time

In my time, I have interviewed hundreds of very good breeders in their aviaries in many parts of the world – all have contributed good ideas. Occasionally I come across a few breeders who seem to think more deeply than their contemporaries. One such breeder is Daniel Lütolf in Würenlos, close to Zürich, Switzerland. Lütolf […]

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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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Attack, Attack, Attack

There are a few breeders who have woken up that they have to attack quality now or give up. That is why I have attacked that myself and built up a great depth of quality so that breeders know they have a good chance of getting something to improve what they have at home. There are few aviaries around with the quality depth – perhaps only 10 in total in the UK.

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Gerald Binks – Andy Chick Interview – December 2008

When I started in November 1945 there were few birds around except in the pet shops and I knew nothing at all about show points or anything really. I was raw in the extreme. There were no Beginner Classes – you started in Novice and then went straight to Champion.

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A Budgerigar “Safari” Visit to Brian Sweeting

Last November, just prior to The Budgerigar Society Show in Doncaster, I decided to visit Brian Sweeting at his home in Bridgwater, Somerset. Arguably it is the best studs of pieds in the UK. I clearly remember seeing two magnificent pieds of his at the South Hampshire Show a few seasons ago; both massive birds […]

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Chasing “Buffalos”

The Buffalo Effect (BE ) is created when a bird possesses great width above the cere before it sweeps upward but in no way downwards! Think of the buffalo horns. They are wide but then from the horn tips the horns dip downwards to well below eye level before suddenly going up again to join the head.

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