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Hi everyone,

I first fell in love with budgies in the early seventies. I used to visit my Nan and Grandad in Cronton Lancashire at the weekends with my dad. A neighbour of their's, Joe Thompson kept a small mixed aviary of Budgies and foreign finches. He used to let me call round and I would spend hours there watching his birds and chatting to him. My dad quickly noticed my interest and asked me if I would like to have my own aviary. I of course said yes and Dad gave over his brick built shed which was his workshop and tool store to me and built a flight on the outside for me.

 

Next he got two pairs of birds from a work friend a Mr Winstanley from our home town of Widnes. These consisted of an Opaline Light green cock, A sky blue cock and two Opaline sky blue hens. Joe Thompson also gave me two Resesive Pied Light green barhead cocks, and I was in seventh heaven. I joined four local CBS's which were Widnes, Runcorn, St.Helens and Warrington along with a friend of mine who after seeing my birds took up keping Foreign Finch's.

 

After a while I bought a couple of Lutino's and these became my main colour/type of budgies. I also kept Foreign birds and a few British birds. I remember winning Best Young British in Show at the annual Widnes CBS show with a beautiful Cock Greenfinch. I must have shown him in a budgie show cage because that was all I had.

I also took an award or two with my Lutino's, but as I remember there was not a lot of competition in the Junior section.

Alas within a few years I found other interest's and my dad was left to look after the birds. I eventually left home and dad found homes for them all.

 

Now finally I have re-kindled my interest and am making sure this time to keep Budgies only and with the help of new found friends in a number of Budgerigar clubs and local fanciers I have started to cull the Joey's which I started of this time with and am now turning out some very pleasing youngsters.

 

I will post some photo's of this years youngsters next time.

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Good Luck mate,

 

I also started back this year after almost 20 years out of the hobby and have decided to specialise in Red Eyes.

 

All pics and updates on my Blog 'Clogau Stud'

 

Dave

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Thanks Dave, hope you have a successful re-start with your Red Eye's.

Are you just keeping Lut's and Bino's or including Fallows as well.

 

Chris

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