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.

I think their earlier views a few years back were possibly true, but the UK has not stood still and many breeders have attacked very hard and are now breeding super birds – as was shown at the 2009 Budgerigar Society Championship.

The only difficulty is that there are perhaps only a few UK breeders who have great depth of quality to be able to sell really good outcrosses – but that applies to all countries.

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About the Author: Gerald Binks began breeding budgerigars when he was 12 years old and is now arguably the most knowledgeable budgerigar fancier in the world. He has bred his fair share of Best in Show birds, judged in no less than 20 countries, founded the World Budgerigar Association, and has published two of the three classic books on the hobby. His stud in the UK attracts fanciers from near and far and is always high on the list for those wishing to purchase BA23 quality budgerigars.

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