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Search: Posts Made By: Striker
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 05-02-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Striker
Arrow Polydactyly / Extra Toes

Hey guys I know I haven't been around much lately but I thought I'd keep you updated.
I checked the nestbox today, 4 healthy chicks nearly fledged - started banding them (open bands) and what do...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 02-19-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Striker
Well - it's only anecdotal evidence, but that's...

Well - it's only anecdotal evidence, but that's been my experience anyway. Just how like with greens split for blue you can see a very definite blue tinge around their vent feathers / certain angles...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 02-18-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Striker
Arrow @ Tonic: How can you tell the hen is yellowface...

@ Tonic:
How can you tell the hen is yellowface one? The yellowface in the pic is his (newly fledged) daughter, the sky blue hen behind him is the actual mother. Though, if there is a way to tell if...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 02-17-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By Striker
Arrow Clearwings, Rainbows and TCBs..+ More

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...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 01-05-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Striker
Question Budgie changing colour?

Hi guys,
Hi guys I need some help with something. I have a lovely violet opaline Texas Clearbody hen, who previously was one of the clearest TCB's you could find. She throws great chicks with dark...
Forum: Breeding Journals 09-28-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Striker
Thanks guys! I also have a handful of hand-raised...

Thanks guys! I also have a handful of hand-raised babies currently being reared, one white lacewing, two cobalts and a double-factor violet all from the same parents - talk about variety!
Forum: Breeding Journals 09-24-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Striker
Arrow End 2015 Head count / journal - Striker

Hey guys! I have some exciting news, I have found myself a male Fallow after looking for 2yrs! Yep 2, and all the 'proper' breeders either didn't breed them or were no longer breeding budgies.
...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 08-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Striker
I give my birds hard boiled eggs all the time...

I give my birds hard boiled eggs all the time with no ill effects. Though, I usually only give them eggs if they're breeding or to prime them for breeding - extra protein always helps in breeding...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 06-03-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By Striker
Thanks! Will try the chili pepper stuff - chillis...

Thanks! Will try the chili pepper stuff - chillis and capsicums grow like crazy in my place so I don't mind planting a few birds' eye chillies around just for that purpose (plus, extra excuses to...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 06-02-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By Striker
Thanks guys. Will try the plaster of paris stuff...

Thanks guys. Will try the plaster of paris stuff as well - I had a pest guy come out and put poison traps all around. He said it was a type of poison that had never had a documented case of secondary...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 06-01-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By Striker
Arrow Get rid of rats / mice.

I have outside budgies and chooks - the chickens' feed is only outside during the day (in the open) and at night is shut up in their rat/mouse proof coop with them - it used to be out all the time as...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 05-13-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,505
Posted By Striker
Arrow How to breed (clear) Texas clearbodies.

Just to make sure in case anyone is unsure - I know HOW to breed them, ie. who to put over who.

I want to know how to get the clearest colour (or lack of, if you prefer).

I bought a violet...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 04-22-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Striker
She looks like a golden face spangle - I would...

She looks like a golden face spangle - I would also say mauve. I think she might even be type II goldenface which means she'll moult into a sea-green colour at her next moult.

+1 on the 3 months
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 04-22-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By Striker
Wait - there is ONE correction. If you...

Wait - there is ONE correction.

If you breed an ino male to a tex.clearbody female, all the clearbodies will be male, and all the inos will be female - this is because texas clearbody is a...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 04-16-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,704
Posted By Striker
You will just have to let nature take it's course...

You will just have to let nature take it's course if you haven't got time to hand-feed. I've had these 'peanuts' before and all of them turn out to be weak and sickly birds - often succumbing to...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 04-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,584
Posted By Striker
Guys I actually did put up how to breed rainbows...

Guys I actually did put up how to breed rainbows with clearwings, as well... :rolleyes: I also said that clearwings are considered the true rainbows and I also don't breed for show, so there's no...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 04-14-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,584
Posted By Striker
Arrow "- Either spangle or clearwing - generally...

"- Either spangle or clearwing - generally clearwing has been held to be the 'proper' marking mutation for rainbows but as you can see spangles work fine too."

Technically not, but if you're...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 04-14-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,584
Posted By Striker
Arrow Mystery Genetics: Rainbows Explained (and how to breed them)

Hi guys. I thought I'd put this here in case anyone is confused on how to breed a basic rainbow budgie - that is, a bird such as this:
...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 04-13-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Striker
I know budgies can be diluted - since her wings...

I know budgies can be diluted - since her wings are clear, it's POSSIBLE she's a dilute (normal) + opaline or she could be a dilute clearwing opaline (masked by the pied).

RE: Dominant /...
Forum: Vacations and Getaways 04-13-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Striker
Yeah I'm *really* not a fan of the flight times...

Yeah I'm *really* not a fan of the flight times (20-22 hours without stopovers) :( but I suppose that's the price you pay for a long-distance relationship :)

Looking forward to seeing everyone at...
Forum: Vacations and Getaways 04-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Striker
Actually yes the weather has been in a remarkably...

Actually yes the weather has been in a remarkably good mood lol. Sunny and mild, last time I was here was in Summer, that was also really nice weather. I mainly came this time of year (feb - may) to...
Forum: Vacations and Getaways 04-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By Striker
Arrow Just returned from London (to Wales) - pics!

Just came back from a trip with my boyfriend to London - first time I've been there, and I LOVE it. Reminds me of my home city a little, just ten times as big :D

Got some neat photos up, went to...
Forum: Other Birds 04-11-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Striker
I have two chooks at the moment - a bantam sussex...

I have two chooks at the moment - a bantam sussex and a pekin (I think they're called bantam cochin in the UK). Plan on getting more after I return from Wales back home to Aus, had to downsize my...
Forum: Your Budgie's Health 04-06-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Striker
I wouldn't have thought that she would be laying...

I wouldn't have thought that she would be laying eggs if she wasn't in breeding condition. I don't think the hormone levels would be high enough for her to even begin laying with or without a mate. ...
Forum: Mutations and Genetics 04-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Striker
Arrow I'm going to say she looks like a rainbow - also...

I'm going to say she looks like a rainbow - also assuming it is female unless the mother is a 'quiet opaline' (my term for an opaline that's hiding / hard to see because of pied).

Looks like...
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