So I haven't been active for a while what with starting TAFE (college) and also working on my 3D career - I've also had to downsize a little, sold off quite a few birds and just kept the ones I'm interested in breeding.
I'm trying to condense and focus on Fallows, TCB's and rainbows (both greywing and clearwing) and regular, clean clearwings. Which is proving much more of a challenge than I thought to get those super clear wings, but when I get some more $ coming in I'll be buying in better / clearer stock
So I've only got 3 pairs breeding right now, and these are:
- Rainbow hen x SF violet, sky opaline, goldenface 1 spangle/clearwing cock
(much anticipated babies! She's on 3 eggs right now, I suspect 2 are fertile but not sure til they hatch). Luckily - both are proven breeders with other partners so they know just what to do to raise healthy chicks
Here they are on the left, and one of my HUGE split rec. pieds on the right (Dayumn!)
Couple on the coconut
(Sorry for so many rainbow photos - they are just way too fun to take pics of!)
- Sky blue clearwing hen x light green clearwing /yellowface blue cock
- have thrown two female yellowface sky blue clearwings, and one light green split blue cock (almost all fully fledged!)
(Please excuse the dirty nestbox - 3 nearly fledged babies crap, a LOT). The green and the fledged YF are showing a lot of promise! The other one has kind of dirty wings but I'll wait to see how she moults out.
- DF violet clearwing hen x SF violet cobalt opaline dom pied greywing/clearwing cock
- these guys are going for another round after a snake took their whole clutch of week old chicks (about 6 wks back) - have bred SF and DF violet greywings and clearwings, as well as clearwing pieds. Though, one of their chicks ALMOST looks like a DF violet recessive pied, which is extremely odd but he's only about 4 months old so he might just be a 'late cere bloomer'
One of their chicks:
Also some other fun ones cos I can't resist chucking pics up here:
(nearly) All my TCB's lined up in a row (bar one hen):
My second home-bred TCB who is a much better bird than the first
Violet dom pied opaline cinnamon hen who hasn't bred yet, but is eyeing up the GF opaline I'm trying to rehome.. Haven't decided who to put her with after he's gone.
A big hen, split to rec pied - quite a lovely nature, doesn't bite at all.
Opaline male red-rump, who I never realised were so pretty!
A pic of one end of the aviary. The other end is branches, perches, breeding cages and a few toys