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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Other Birds in my Life



One of my hobbies is breeding Indian Ringnecks, Cockatiels, Quail and few other birds such as Budiges to name a few. I originally started my interest in breeding birds in about 1974 when I was living in Banyule Road, Viewbank.

I brought my first budgie from a guy who lived in the neighbourhood and few of you may know who he is, his name was Gary Davies....... which started a life long friendship but that's another story. The bird was a white Fellow budgie. I was introduced to Gary by a neighbour of his; again you may know him: David Durie, a mate that I went to school with.

The breeding of Budiges started a great competition between Gary, David and myself. Gary had alot of influecence from his grandfather who was a very experienced breeder.

Before long we joined a bird club which was the United Budgerigar & Cage Bird Society, which used to meet every Tusday night at an Ivanhoe Church. We learnt some of the finer things of breeding birds, and before long we found ourselves showing birds in the Novice selection. This hobby continued for about five years when cars, girls, and bowling on a Friday night at Northcote changed our priorities on life.

My Interest in birds again started in 1997, when I was living in Darwin.
I bought a standard Grey Cockatiel from a Pet Shop. The Family named it Priscilla because when Cockatiels are young they all have female plumage and are very hard to distinguish between male & female. Priscilla turn out to be male, and the name stuck. He still lives in my large avairy to this day. He has produced a number of offspring.

This is Priscilla on the left on a Breeding Box.
I currently have 45 Cockatiels and 7 Indian Ringnecks in my two avairies and enjoy breeding and selling and buying birds. So if any of you are interested in Breeding or having birds as a pet please let me know.

8 Comments:

Blogger Gazza said...

Hi Drew, that's a great post.. looking forward to your next effort

7:55 PM  
Blogger LittleJen said...

Hi Andrew,

was very interesting.. always wanted to breed birds what do you think? hehehe
How is Zoe going anyway you still spoiling her?

8:40 PM  
Blogger Gazza said...

Who and what is Zoe???

7:31 PM  
Blogger Drew's Desk said...

Zoe is very well and yes still spoiling her......

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Andrew
Good post on how you started breeding birds.
I Think I know those 2 blokes you refer too HAHAHA

9:24 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Drew
forgot to ask you over to visit my blog.

12:47 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

hi Drew When U updating

10:50 PM  
Blogger Gazza said...

C'mon slack arse..... lets see something else on your blog.

10:34 PM  

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