Goeie dag julle Wanneer julle hierdie lees het ons hopelik al verder gevorder met ons budgie boerdery. Graag wil ek myself aan julle voorstel. My naam is Anna-Marie de Villiers van die Paarl, is n baie vriendlike mens en baie Lief vir diere en natuur. Kom ek deel met julle waarmee ek op die oomblik…

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MUTAVI – Research & Advice Group, The Netherlands During the development of normally pigmented feathers, pigment cells also known as melanocytes, synthesize numerous melanosomes (pigment granules) [13], that are distributed by melanocyte dendrites into neighbouring keratinocytes. Colour mutations alter normal pigment synthesis or pigment dispersion. One of the phenotypic effects caused by mutation is pigment…

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The Big Issue: Exhibition or ‘English’ Budgerigars Visit a show in the UK today and you will see birds like the one below being awarded trophies as paragons of the breeder’s skill. Ironically, it has taken great skill for breeders to produce birds with these highly exaggerated characteristics: massive heads, a doubling of body size,…

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Spring/Summer is here: Larkwood Aviaries 24 September 2014 Suzanne took some photos some days ago (it is pasted on Facebook if you want to have a look) of a snake in our garden, and it reminded me of an experience we had many years ago, 2007 to be more precise, when a 2.06 spitting cobra…

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  The “Bird Whisperer” At Larkwoord Aviaries we are proud of what we achieve with our feathered friends. Johan having bred birds for almost 50 years, and the Larkwood partnership for more than 25 years, we specialise mainly in show budgies and love birds. However, key to our success in my humble opinion is the…

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An interest in birds usually begins as a child. Time and time again after a couple of years with birds, the teenager gives up and makes a return to bird-keeping twenty or more years later. Many give up keeping birds at around 16/17 years old and return when they are settled, married and have the…

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  AWEBSA EXHIBITS AT THE HILLFOX BIRD EXPO   The first weekend in November saw AWEBSA participating in an exotic bird expo at the Hillfox Centre put on by the Rand Avicultural Society. This was the first exhibition that we have participated in as a young, vibrant and growing organization and it went of very…

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We tend to dismiss the eggs and believe it all “just happens” in the breeding room with eggs but to be successful with budgerigars being they exhibition, colour or just pets, it’s vital to understand what’s going on with eggs – and to know what’s normal and not so normal. We pair up our birds…

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With any luck we will have chicks in the nests by now, some will have left the boxes and be on the perches. Other pairs will have produced eggs – but things have gone wrong. Some pairs will even have done nothing – and still be sitting there looking at each other. This article is…

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