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Norbert Kirstein Visits Jo Mannes in Freiburg

In terms of numbers Jo is very content with 270 youngsters although he aims to breed 300 birds.

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A Japanese Birdroom – Nobuyoshi Takenaka, Japan

A profile of Japanese breeder Nobuyoshi Takenaka.

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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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Pairing Up Techniques

Techniques that experienced fanciers associate with the introduction of the individual partners to one another

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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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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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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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Preparing to Breed

In the last 6 weeks I have been working to get the aviary “winterised”. A very cold one by UK standards is forecast. So, having a cedarwood exterior, it needs treating every three years without fail. That has resulted in it still being as good today as it was when I purchased it in 1971. It would be massively expensive to replace as it covers 1200 square feet (110 sq metres).

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French Moult and Why You Get It

I am one of those breeders who believe in the old fashioned tried and tested methods of feeding. When it comes to feeding, it is THE vital factor to success. If it (the feeding) is out of balance by the smallest amount and by that I mean it is changed frequently and has an absence of essential vitamins to support the seed input, then failure will result in the number of chicks bred and FM will arise easily because YOU have allowed to do so!!

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