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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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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     Gerald S Binks | May 25, 2012 We often hear about “Cabinet Reshuffles” in connection with Governments in order to bring about, one always hopes, a distinct improvement.  On the other hand it’s an admittance that “we got it wrong the first time – nobody is much good at what they are doing”.  To…

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Breeding Spangles by Ghalib Al-Nasser   History No other mutation has created so much excitement with Budgerigar breeders as the Spangle. Maybe it is because of the fact that the last mutation to arrive to the UK, the Dominant Pied, was back in 1958. Therefore, news of the appearance of the Spangle was met with…

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Daniel Lutolf: The Stud that Defines the Future By James Yangzon In every generation the exhibition budgerigar industry yields a stud master that is quite unique, creative and perceptive that it seems at first glance the person do not belong to his generation. It is only after a while when the consistency in breeding and…

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Back in history: Subject: Fallows by (Late) Peter Needham 28 March 2005 Background   Our first fallows came about by chance, in 1973, when we imported two lutinos and a sky blue cock from U.K. breeders, J. and R. Dennis. We bred a red-eyed chick from the sky blue paired to a grey green hen…

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The Ultimate Specialisation – Japanese Crested Moheb Nabil I began breeding budgerigars when I was six years old. I breed both the English quality budgerigars and also the Japanese Crested variety – it is the latter that I refer to in this article. Six years ago I managed to buy three of these fascinating budgerigars…

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