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Old 07-23-2010, 08:57 AM
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Question Are they popular?



In the last week, I have seen 3 lacewings in my local
petshops. 2 of them being English. Are there many of
these around or would you call them "rare".
Or are there alot here In queensland?

How about you? Where do you live and how
often do you see them? We all the know the
greens are EVERYWHERE!


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Old 07-23-2010, 09:18 AM
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We have not many in the UK Tegan as most breeders never concentrate on this variety, they are not a rare variety but they are eye catching
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:25 AM
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Oh really, So not many people are after birds liek these?
seems everyone wants the spangles. I never knew they
were so sought after
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:30 AM
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Oh really, So not many people are after birds liek these?
seems everyone wants the spangles. I never knew they
were so sought after
We have a lot of exhibition birds in the UK and it is easier to breed other variety's to a good colour and size than it is lacewings .
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:12 PM
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Oh ok. thanks barrie
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They are quite scarce in New Zealand. I have never seen any in pet shops and the only NZ breeder I could find with any to sell was fellow Talkbudgies member Anj. I have bred some from ciinnamon & ino combinations and I now have 7. Only a couple of them are well marked but I'm hopeful they will produce better ones in the coming season
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If I found a lacewing...ANYWHERE, I'd buy it. A fellow TB member might have one this coming winter for me...just depends how her fall season goes.
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I think they're pretty but in Sydney I hardly see any interesting varietys only dominant pieds and normals really
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i had lacewings years ago, got my first from a pet shop. i also got my original fallows from a pet shop, it is amazing what you can find... lacewings are one of my favourite varieties.
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I have a cock bird split for cinnamon + ino so I expect when he breeds I will sooner or later end up with a lacewing hen from him. I'll certainly be letting you all know It will be from an exhibition pairing - my two best birds in fact Should produce some wonderful chicks.
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