Beginner Budgerigar Breeder
Falmouth , Cornwall
Q. When did you first start to become interested in budgie and what sparked it off?
A. In 2009, New Hobby for Retirement!
Q. What did your first aviary / breeding room look like?
Q. Where and when did you acquire your first budgerigar?
A. 2009 from a pet shop & Mark Gulley
Q. Do you still have birds from this bloodline?
A. Yes !
Q. Which bloodlines having given you the most impact on your stud?
A. Mark Gulley
Q. Do you have a Specific Way of preparing your birds for the breeding season?
A. Still learning about Husbandry!
Q. Do you pair your birds by visual appearance / bloodline or both?
A. Let birds pair themselves/next year I will pair!
Q. How many chick and clutches are your birds Allowed?
A. Letting birds dictate how many clutches (2-3) as for chicks, I have never had more than 4 hatch in a clutch (yet)
Q. What differences are there in your feeding programme in the breeding and non-breeding?
A. Basically more tonic for breeders & soft food.
Q. What would you change about your set up if you had the chance (and infinite money to do?
A. Am now building a new breeding room, don’t want to be too large.
Q. Do you believe in preventatives medication? If so what do you use?
A. Prosol & Calcium. Clean utensils with V18
Q. How do you deal with birds with feather disorders?
A. Not had this problem as yet!
Q. Do you have a favourite mutation or Variety?
A. Not really yet
Q. Who do you admire most in the hobby?
A. Barrie Shutt, Mark Gulley, Brian Reece
Q. What was the best bird you ever breed?
A. Cobalt Pied
Q. What was the best bird you have seen from Someone Else's stud?
A. Not been to many, at this moment, it has to be out of Mark Gulley’s
Q. What is the most important piece of advice you give a beginner, just starting out in the hobby?
A. Read as much as possible, listen to other breeders. Enjoy the hobby, don’t take it too seriously.
Q. What more can we do to promote the hobby?
A. More publicity needed. Bring BS society up to date!
Q. What do you enjoy most about the hobby? Are you still as enthusiastic as when you first started?
A. Social side and seeing what chicks you get. (Got to learn genetics) Yes still enthusiastic!!!!
Q. What other hobbies or interests do you Have ?
A.Fishing, Motorcycle Racing (Watching now, too old to participate)