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by Eshana
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: eye colour of a pallidino
Replies: 20
Views: 2626

Re: eye colour of a pallidino

Hi Lushen I have the third baby from this batch (from Carmen) and I noticed "him" trying to mate with a grey bird (also from Carmen). They are much too young to mate, but I have seen him trying to mate with the grey on at least 4 different occasions. I have not had my birds genetically sexed, but as...
by Eshana
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen

So sorry about your conure. :cry: I hope she heals quickly. Take care....

Kind Regards
Eshana
by Eshana
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 42985

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Lushen Great lesson....now it is all starting to make sense. I realise now why it is so important to know the birds history (lineage). What the bird actually looks like makes no difference...it is what the bird has inherited from its parents that makes a huge difference to the outcome of its chic...
by Eshana
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 42985

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Thank you so much Lushen

I have really been enjoying these lessons and it is far from boring. Thank you for having so much of patience by starting from the very basics (which we novices desperately need :lol: ).

Warm Regards
Eshana
by Eshana
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Keeping and breeding ringnecks is a joy as I have discovered over the past year, and with it, also comes sorrow, when you lose a bird. It is also a lot of hard work and one requires a lot of patience...but the reward surpasses all. I have become so enamoured with mutations and the various ...
by Eshana
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Your birds are looking great. So sorry about your littlest one not making it, but I've come to realise that the first feeds in the first week from their mum is so important for their survival. Unfortunately in some cases the baby has to be reomoved from day 1 to ensure its survival, which ...
by Eshana
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Gosh Carmen, they are so beautiful. It must be just great watching your eggs hatch and then trying to figure out what the babies are going to look like....almost like opening up a surprise gift... :lol: Incredible...

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Maroon Bellied Conure Breeding Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Maroon Bellied Conure Breeding Journal

Hi Lushen That is so sad and frustrating too as I'm sure you are eager for some conure babies. I've had a problem with my conure hen. She's already had one clutch of babies (laid 3 eggs, 2 hatched) and I've been hand raising the chicks, which are now 7 1/2 weeks old. She has since laid 3 eggs again....
by Eshana
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Thanks Lushen

A DIY thread on making a brooder is an excellent idea and will benefit all.

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Your littlest baby looks just like the baby I lost. Absolutely emaciated and very cold. I am praying the baby makes it, but with Carmen, you have left the baby in wonderful, caring hands. You mentioned building a brooder. I would be so grateful if you could give me an idea on how to build ...
by Eshana
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 42985

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Thanks Lushen

It does answer my question perfectly. But I have another question :oops: , if I do pair a blue cock to find out if it is 'ino', what hen do you suggest I pair it with? Must the hen be 'ino' too?

Thanks again

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 42985

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Sorry Lushen You mention in your post that a blue/ino cock will look exactly the same as a blue cock, because the 'ino' is hidden, and is inherited from it's mother or father. What I'd like to know is how can we tell if a blue cock is 'ino' or not, since they both look the same? Do we have to get th...
by Eshana
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 42985

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Lushen Thank you so much....I can't explain how thrilled I am at this tutorial. Being new at keeping and breeding IRN's, I am an absolute dim wit when it comes to understanding mutations. I have been trying for so long to figure it out, but have failed miserably. I think I am probably one of thos...
by Eshana
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen There sure is a marked difference in size amongst your babies. Incredible....the little one sure has a lot of catching up to do :lol: . I am equally mystified at the disappearance of your chick. Amazing, there is absolutely no sign of what happened to it. If the mum ate the chick, surely t...
by Eshana
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thank you Carmen Yes, there is a huge difference in size in your nest. My IRN mum just had two babies to take care of, but she chose to abandon the one, whilst continuing to feed the other. Your IRN had so many to take care of and has obviously been doing a great job. Yes, I have learnt from this an...
by Eshana
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

My God she is exquisitely beautiful Carmen. I am in awe at the variety of colours I have seen on this site. You must be one proud mama :lol: .

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thank you Lushen Very difficult to deal with losing a chick. Even though I was feeding her for just three days...I really grew to adore her. My youngest son, aged 12, named her 'Tinkerbell' because she was so tiny. He is equally upset. :cry: I guess it is part and parcel of breeding birds.... Warm R...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thank you Molossus In retrospect, I realised she was much smaller than her sibling whilst in the nest and I should have been watching more closely, making sure she was being properly fed by her mum. I checked on her only every 2nd or 3rd day, not wanting to disturb the mum who always became very agi...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi all

I sadly lost my littlest IRN midday today. :cry: I was so sure she was going to make it, as she put on 5 grams over 3 days, but alas.... It's just so heartbreaking....

Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thanks Carmen

Have really enjoyed your update pics on all your babies. They are gorgeous!

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Carmen

She has survived another day and has put on two more grams (in weight). She is still hanging on..quite a fighter. It's amazing how tiny she is next to her brother/sister. :lol:

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Gosh Carmen I am literally on the edge of my seat with anticipation of what they really are. Looking at their wings, they seem to have a creamy white colour on the ends (not all yellow). Amazing! Even the 'seasoned' guys are intrigued! 8) You have to keep them so we can get a picture update of what ...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thank you Molossus for the advice. I am really worried about the little one. :cry: It is so weak but seems to have such a strong will to live. I have it next to my bed under a lamp. She cries when she's hungry, so I have a natural alarm when its feed time. The bigger sibling has been climbing over h...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Maroon Bellied Conure Breeding Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Maroon Bellied Conure Breeding Journal

Hi Lushen I have had 3 such experiences with my conures. My Jendaya conure laid 5 eggs in her first clutch and two eggs disappeared. Last week she laid 3 eggs and I found one missing. Two days ago the last two eggs were broken and just the shells were in the nest box. Have no idea why she is doing t...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Molossus I have finally removed the first IRN baby from the nest and discovered that his little brother/sister was absolutely tiny (1/3 of his size). The babies crop was empty and it was literally skin and bones. I fed the baby but put it back into the nest hoping that the mother will go on feedi...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Maroon Bellied Conure Breeding Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Maroon Bellied Conure Breeding Journal

Hi Lushen I keep sun and Jendaya conures. Have not seen the maroun bellied variety before. I must say they are extraordinarily beautiful. Is it just a colour difference from the other conures? Would love to eventually get a pair. My conure babies are now 6 weeks old and I find are much easier to han...
by Eshana
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Bunbury, WA
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: Hi from Bunbury, WA

Hi Deb

Too late! I think you're hooked for life.... :lol: Keeping IRN's is such a beautiful journey....Enjoy!

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Bunbury, WA
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: Hi from Bunbury, WA

Hi Deb Welcome to this great IRN site. I am also a newbie at keeping IRN's but you will find that there are wonderful people on this site, all willing to help. Seems buddy is one lucky guy, having been saved by someone who is obviously very caring. I shudder to think what might have happened had he ...
by Eshana
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Thank you Lushen That clears up a few problems for me, as my kids are determined to hand rear a few chicks and keep them....but I would want the chicks to breed (if they choose to) as they grow older. I have to remind my kids that they cannot keep all the babies :lol: Sorry for being a constant pain...
by Eshana
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st time breeder.
Replies: 28
Views: 1758

Re: 1st time breeder.

Hi Cassie

I have to say your birds are beautiful....absolutely unusual. I can imagine how beautiful their chicks will be when all feathered out. Please keep the pics coming as the babies grow. Happy breeding.....

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen I am amazed at how quickly your babies have grown, especially the little one that hatched out of the five eggs. You made referance to a cock bird that was hand reared with the possiblity of those eggs not being fertile. Is this usually the case? Do hand reared birds have a problem reproduc...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st time breeder.
Replies: 28
Views: 1758

Re: 1st time breeder.

Hi Sweetleaf I pulled my babies from their nest at three weeks. I have been given excellent advice from fellow site members namely Molossus and Lushen. Lushen is breeding IRN's for a second year now, but Molossus is an old hand at breeding parrots. It is Molossus who has helped me find my way as a n...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st time breeder.
Replies: 28
Views: 1758

Re: 1st time breeder.

Hi Sweetleaf

Congratulations on your IRN babies! :D Do you intend hand rearing them? I am also new at breeding IRN's and have been thoroughly enjoying hand rearing so far, though I have to admit you have to plan your life around them. :lol: Great fun...

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi Carmen

I am amazed at how light coloured your babies pin feathers are...and the clear toe nails. I can't wait to see what colour they turn out to be. Really intrigueing.... :)

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thanks Molossus

Need all the motivation (and help) I can get...

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Your babies are all looking really good. Sad that only one egg hatched from pair five, especially since you lost the cock bird from that pair. You will have your hands full this week, when you pull your babies for hand rearing...but it is such fun! :D Really enjoying all the pics. Dying to...
by Eshana
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Molossus Just wanted to let you know I am thoroughly enjoying hand- rearing (my conures). My ringies are only due to be removed next week...can't wait :lol: I am finding it pretty easy using a bent spoon to feed them and it is absolutely thrilling watching them change and grow so rapidly. Each bi...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Do you handrear only the babies you intend selling? Or only those with unusual colours? Those you do not hand rear, do they allow you to touch them when they are fully grown? My IRNs that I purchased early this year are not hand reared birds and will not let me touch them. They don't like ...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Hope you had a great weekend! So glad all your babies are starting to hatch. Do you intend handrearing them all? If so, how will you manage, especially when you have to go to work? I am presently hand rearing two baby conures (ringneck babies will only be ready in 1 1/2 weeks), and I'm fin...
by Eshana
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi Carmen

Your babies have really grown...thrilled they have the red eyes. Can't wait to see what they look like when they feather out. Take care...

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Molossus and Lushen So sorry for your loss. It's just heartbreaking losing a bird. Molossus so sorry you lost so many of your babies. Are you having them tested? You mentioned a possible bacterial infection....could this be causd by the extreme wet conditions? We're into the rainy season now and I'm...
by Eshana
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen So sorry about you losing your green/ino cock. It must have been the awful weather. I am on the north coast of KZN (La Mercy) and we've had an endless week of cold and rain. I was absolutely terrified for my birds. I can imagine how upset you are. Each bird has it's very own personality, w...
by Eshana
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen So sorry about your hen :( Hope this weather lets up. It is miserably cold and rainy here in Durbs and I am pretty worried about my birds as well, especially the babies. About your hen, I suggest you perhaps e-mail or ppm Molossus. He has such a lot of experience and is always willing to s...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Molossus

Forgot to ask you where I can get rings for my babies and whether it would be better to use split rings....also when is the best time to put the rings on. Thanks again...
Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen No, the egg was not from her nesting box. It looks like she dropped the egg while sitting on her perch. Not sure if she dropped the egg out of fear. Last night it was very windy and raining quite heavily. My hubby went out to cover the cages with their protective sail covers (which have be...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Thank you Molossus for your invaluable advice. Could you please give me an idea of a warm cosy box for the hand reared babies? :? I was thinking of using a shoe box with a towel at the bottom and cloud drift to keep them warm. Any suggestions? And what do you think is better...using a spoon rather t...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2447

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi Carmen Your aviary must really be beautiful. I also enjoy sitting in my garden watching my birds. Thats 'my' time... a time to sit back, relax and de-stress...lol.. I have all my birds in a very large aviary (7 birds). 4 have paired (the others are females and I have to get male birds for them). ...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Molossus I'm thrilled that the two eggs I thought were infertile have now hatched...now I'm counting the days to when I start hand rearing them. You said it was best to remove them when they were 20 days old. There's a three day gap between them, so should I wait out the three days and then remov...
by Eshana
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Love the pics...please keep them coming! My hen from my first pair had laid 3 eggs, but one of the eggs had disappeared. The remaining eggs have hatched so I have two babies from pair one. My 2nd pair have been mating for just over 2 months but the hen only laid her first egg on 1 Septembe...
by Eshana
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Your babies are looking great. And there's a distinct difference in size from day one to now. I had no idea that they grow so quickly! I'm also celebrating as the other egg, which I thought was infertile, hatched as well. So I'm now mummy to two beautiful babies. :lol: :lol: So surprised a...
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eggs have not hatched
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Eggs have not hatched

Thanks Molossus....I am so thrilled at the arrival of my baby ringie. Now I understand why you guys are such dedicated enthusiasts... and I'm equally thrilled that I've joined the club...

Now I just have to learn about mutations et al...very confusing but I'm sure I'll get there!

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Beautiful pics Lushen....you sure are going to have your hands full handrearing all of them...but I'm sure it's going to be loads of fun. Cheers...
Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen....great news...one of the eggs hatched this afternoon! :D :D :D I am beside myself! I guess that is why they say patience is a virtue. Learnt about candling today from Rod and Carmen.... something that will be of great help in future. Thanks...will keep you posted. Please post more pics o...
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eggs have not hatched
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Eggs have not hatched

Thanks so much Rod...but I just checked the nesting box now and one of the eggs has hatched! :D Both eggs were intact this morning, so the baby hatched this afternoon. I am thrilled :D :D :D I am going to leave the other egg for at least another week...fingers crossed that it hatches as well... Than...
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Mating but no eggs

Hi Guys...absolutely thrilled..peeked into the nesting box just now (10 minutes ago) and a little baby ringneck!!!! I am so thrilled...it is so ugly yet so absolutely beautiful. Was so upset this morning because I thought the eggs were infertile. The eggs were intact this morning... so it hatched th...
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Mating but no eggs

:oops: Thanks Carmen....should have realised a torch would do the job too....lol....Cheers

Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eggs have not hatched
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Eggs have not hatched

Hi Rod

The first egg was laid on 2nd August, the 2nd egg on 5 August and the 3rd on 8 August. One of the eggs disappeared. She was left sitting on just 2 eggs. How do I check if the eggs are fertile?

Thanks
Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Mating but no eggs

Hi Carmen

Thank you for the advice...very new at this. Candling...do you mean light a candle and hold them over to see if there is any development?

Thanks
Eshana
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Mating but no eggs

Hi Carmen My hubby bought them (7 in all) as a birthday gift early this year. The breeder sold them as unrelated birds, +- 2 years old. So I am not sure exactly how old this particular pair is. Another pair have a clutch of two eggs, which were due 25/08 but have not hatched. The eggs are probably i...
by Eshana
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Mating but no eggs

Hi Guys

I have a pair of ringnecks that have been mating for more than two months now, but the female has not laid any eggs, even though she has claimed her nesting box and has been busy within... Can anyone help with this?

Thanks
Eshana
by Eshana
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen...I am so happy for you. Your babies look just gorgeous...best of luck handrearing. My ringneck is still sitting on her eggs but they should have hatched by 25/08. Am very upset because I think they may be infertile.... But I also have sun conures, and two chicks have been born so far, whi...
by Eshana
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eggs have not hatched
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Eggs have not hatched

Hi Guys

My Ringneck has been sitting on two eggs, which should have hatched by 25 August 2012. Nothing has happened. I am so disappointed. Should I remove the eggs or should I wait a little longer. Don't know what went wrong. Very upset....

Regards
Eshana
by Eshana
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: One egg Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: One egg Disappeared

Thanks Molossus...Sorry, only logged on today. Have been so busy. Thank you for the Eid greeting...Eid was exhausting. Will be visiting you soon. Will call ahead.

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: One egg Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: One egg Disappeared

Thanks Molosuss - will do. Have as yet to get the book from Avizandum...been really busy with Eid preparations...will definitely get it after Eid. I sorely need it...but thank God for you!

Kind Regards
Eshana
by Eshana
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: One egg Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: One egg Disappeared

Thanks Molossus - understand it will be too traumatic for her. Am in the process of moving the other non-breeding birds to another cage which should be ready in a couple of days...thanks for the advice. Have another pair that are mating and have picked their nesting box but have not laid as yet. Sho...
by Eshana
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: One egg Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: One egg Disappeared

Thank you Molossus. No chance of rodents getting in as it is a new cage and I have double (large) mesh wire over the box or square bar cage (to keep snakes out). My bird is in a large aviary with a number of other birds, so it is possible another bird got into the box, but she is a very good mum and...
by Eshana
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: One egg Disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 679

One egg Disappeared

Hi - I was so excited last week when I found my Ringneck had laid 3 eggs. Yesterday I discovered that 1 egg was missing. I cannot find any eggshells in the box or outside the box. Have no idea what happened. Could she perhaps have eaten the egg? :( :? If someone could help...... Thanks....Regards Es...
by Eshana
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3124

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi East Coasters - I live on the northern part of the East coast (La Mercy) and my first breeding pair has laid 3 eggs so far. First egg was laid on 1 August, third egg today, 6 August. Molossus and Lushen have already been such a great help as I am a novice. Great touching base with fellow East Coa...
by Eshana
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Thank you Lushen and Molossus for your valuable advice. Appreciate all the help I can get. Thrilled! My baby now has 3 eggs! So excited.....

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hand Rearing
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Hand Rearing

Hi. thank you so much for your help. Have spoken to my vet about teaching me how to feed the babies. Will definitely contact you if I require any further guidance...which I am sure I will need, novice that I am.... :lol:

Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 14087

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Sounds like so much of fun, Lushen. I am new to breeding ringnecks and would like to add to my birds. At present my birds are all kept in a very large cage and seem to be living in relative peace. If I do purchase any new birds, can I introduce them immediately to this cage or should I house them se...
by Eshana
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue and Green
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Blue and Green

The male is blue and the female is green. The males parents were both blue, but the femals parents were (mum) yellow and (dad) green. Hope this helps....
Cheers
Eshana
by Eshana
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue and Green
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Blue and Green

Hi - My green ringneck has mated with my bue ringneck. Any idea what colours the babies would be?
by Eshana
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hand Rearing
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Hand Rearing

Hi - I would like to know:
- when to best remove babies from their nests for handrearing
- where in Durban (South Africa) to get their food mix and dispensers (food droppers)
- how often to feed them
- when to wean them
Thank you....will appreciate all the help I can get!
by Eshana
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Just Want to say Hello
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Just Want to say Hello

:) Hi, I am new at keeping ringnecks (about 7 months) but I absolutely love them! I am from South Africa (Durban). I have four blue and three green ringnecks. I have a very large cage that was recently built for them (outside), 3.5m (across) X 2M (high). They were placed in their new cage about 2 1/...