AWEBSA Founder Member Profile: Larkwood Aviaries Name: Larkwood Aviaries comprising the following members: Suzanne Lucas, Johan Lucas and NiQi During. Our partnership exhibit mainly with ring code L1. Club: PMBBC/SBC                                                  …

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 Suzanne Lucas (Member of Larkwood Aviaries) I entered into the budgie world by default, when I met and married my husband, Johan.  Until we met I did not know anyone who kept and bred budgies, and thinking back on those days I remember there being an aviary of birds in the back garden where he…

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Norbert Kirstein | May 30, 2012  As arranged, my breeding colleague Jens Pollmann and I visited Jo Mannes in March. After a warm welcome with Linda serving up coffee and cake we struck up a lively conversation about how the breeding season was going. Jo commented that he was very pleased with the overall very good…

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FALLOWS Colour Varieties/Colour Production/Genetics & History Colour Varieties: Fallow Yellow (Light Green): Mask: yellow, ornamented by six evenly spaced large round brown throat spots, the outer two being partially covered at the base by cheek patches. Cheek patches: violet. General body colour: back, rump, breast, flanks and underparts, yellowish green. Markings: on cheeks, back of…

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The AIDA strategy: Amplification of the rare recessive trait. Pair your Fallows with the best normals from your exhibition stud. Introduction of desired genes (from exhibition birds) to birds with the rare trait (in split form). From these pairings no visual Fallows will be bred and you will not know whether your birds are carriers…

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Introduction Fallow budgerigars have been regularly bred since 1930. It is published that at least three different mutations with a very similar phenotype/appearance exist. Fallows can be bred in the Green as well as in the Blue and Yellowface series of colours and in combination with most of the mutations. The wing colour of Fallows…

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English Fallow budgerigar mutation The English Fallow budgerigar mutation is one of approximately 30 mutations affecting the colour of budgerigars. At least three types of Fallow, the German, English and Scottish, all named after their country of origin, have been established, and although none of these types is common they are superficially similar, but adult…

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Terry Tuxford | May 23, 2012 Chickweed   Over the years there have been many references to providing our birds with Chickweed because of its benefits. I thought I would do a little research to try and find out why. Chickweed is a plant of Eurasian origin that’s made itself quite at home everywhere that Europeans…

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They say “A picture tells a thousand words!” Well in order to get across what AWEBSA means by ‘Wild-Type” Budgies please consider the images below and we trust it would clear the matter up for you.         Perhaps it’s a case of David and Goliath. If you had any doubts the Wild-Type…

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Images of Pet Budgies that would fit the AWEBSA classification of “Pet Budgie” as per our Constitution and Rules:                                                   Housed indoors in a beautiful cage          …

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