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Hi i have rescued 4 budgies from a friends nest where the parents had been let out and i have been hand raising them but it looks like 2 have french moult and 2 are perfectly normal. My question is can i keep and breed with the 2 normal ones thanks

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No. All the birds are carriers of french moult whether they show symptoms or not.
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No, it is not safe for you to breed the chicks that appear to be normal.

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You've been given great advice. French Moult is very contagious so all birds are carriers whether or not they show symptoms, as mentioned. You should never breed French Moult birds. Just enjoy them for who they are without worrying about breeding

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