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Reinhard Molkentin South Africa - Photo Gallery

Reinhard Molkentin South Africa – Photo Gallery

This stud became an important part in the development of the German and international budgerigar.

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Creating & Maintaining a Winning Stud – Pierre Swart, South Africa

South African champions Pierre & Mija Swart share some breeding tips.

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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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Molkentin Stud – DVD Available

A DVD of the Molkentin Champion Breeder Stud in South Africa is now available.

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Budgerigar Society’s Woking Event

Having staged a successful Convention in June 2010, the Budgerigar Society is turning its attention to stage another event this May labelled the Woking Event.

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Last Chance to See

This is probably the last time that fanciers can see and hear Reinhard Molkentin (South Africa) and Gerald Binks (UK).

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Slaughter Advice from Experience

Younger hens can be risked more easily within warmer climates.

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Reinhard Molkentin to visit UK in 2011

Reinhard Molkentin to visit UK in May 2011.

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Tail & Wing Butt Cysts

How to deal with cysts on tails and wing butts.

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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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Breeding Advice

One has to remember that today we strive to breed bigger and better birds. General feeding apart, you must always provide grits which possess granite like particles (insoluble) and shell particles (soluble). Not only should it be given but it must be changed every week to every pair.

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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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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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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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