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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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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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GSB Q & A – Part 2 – Breeding

The great difficulty in budgerigar breeding is starting them. Think about March as a month. For all my years, breeders have said it is better to start in March. It is of course the increase in light that makes it easier.

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Top Japanese Budgerigar Breeder – Tatsuhiro Ozeki

Top Japanese Budgerigar Breeder – Tatsuhiro Ozeki

Great breeders of top quality budgerigars now exist in Japan – and Tatsuhiro Ozeki is arguably one of the finest. Tatsuhiro Ozeki has bred some beautiful birds and his photography of his stock speaks for itself.
In all he has a running total of some 300 birds at any one time and, the normal varieties apart, he is the number one breeder of crests throughout Japan.

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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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UK Budgerigar Quality

I have recently had several visitors from Europe, who apparently took the earlier view that the UK budgerigars had slipped behind the European qualities. They had also visited other leading breeders and had now reversed their former opinions completely, including their opinions while at my aviary.

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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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