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by Chienderace
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this an emerald violet?!
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Is this an emerald violet?!

Pretty good so far, 39 chicks and 18 eggs still to go. AGM of the Avicultural Society tonight so everyone stays away! Is Ellie looking to breed her two?
by Chienderace
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this an emerald violet?!
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Is this an emerald violet?!

Hi Ellie and Claire, I usually know when an egg is imminent by the carriage of the hen. Her wings are slightly lower and she appears somewhat swollen just below the rump. She will usually be in the nest most of the day. Egg binding usually occurs with first timers when the weather is cooler.
by Chienderace
Tue May 06, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 10159

Re: Deep green revisited.

2nd pic, Deep, Deep and dark.
by Chienderace
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: IRN Gen Calculator
Replies: 17
Views: 1744

Re: IRN Gen Calculator

Try clicking on the link that Stefan posted, if that doesn't work then its something in your computer.
by Chienderace
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New untame bird - my diary
Replies: 96
Views: 2729

Re: New untame bird - my diary

I have just read all the posts in this topic with great interest. The nest mate left earlier in the week and the progress that Angela made with him astounded me, and to see what you have achieved with Squigette in the short time that she has been with you just reinforces the theory that they don't n...
by Chienderace
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st born??
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: 1st born??

That would sound quite feasible Ben, and is the scenario that I tried to portray.
by Chienderace
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st born??
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: 1st born??

A factor in the fertility could be how soon after mating is the first egg laid. If the hen already has an egg in the oviduct when mated for the first time, most of the sperm will be expelled with the egg. When the hen is approaching breeding condition, the eggs are formed, and as the yolk grows and ...
by Chienderace
Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When do you think the hen lays her eggs?? Poll Question !
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: When do you think the hen lays her eggs?? Poll Question

I have only one hen that lays before 2 pm, all the rest have laid late afternoon, around 5 pm or later. This seems to apply to all the different varieties that I breed, lovebirds and Greencheeks as well as the Ringnecks.
by Chienderace
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Infertile egg..
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Infertile egg..

I have a pair that have had infertile eggs for the past three years ,due to the cockbird having a wing problem. This year when I substituted there eggs for others I candled them out of curiosity and this year they were fertile!
by Chienderace
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: need urgent help
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: need urgent help

You didn't state the age of the youngster. The older the chick the less feeds it needs, eg. at 10 days, 4 to 5 feeds a day, 4 weeks old three feeds a day, 6 weeks two feeds a day. The idea is to allow the crop to almost empty and then feed, obviously, the smaller the chick the less you can feed it t...
by Chienderace
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding diet?
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Breeding diet?

Keep feeding the food that they are used to and don't make dramatic changes. Add some corn on the cob, apple, and other soft foods. I also give mine bread soaked in high calcium milk, but in small amounts as it needs to be eaten quickly. You will discover what works for you in time.
by Chienderace
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Ringneck Breeders
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Re: Ringneck Breeders

Thank you, and the same to you and yours.
:D
by Chienderace
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs

So far so good, we are all going to follow this so see the out come.
by Chienderace
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs

First of all congratulations on having the sense to swap the eggs so soon. I too have used other species of birds to incubate and as long as the eggs are similar in size and colour there is no problem. The hard part for me would be to hand rear from day one. I have done it from 14 days but never so ...
by Chienderace
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calling IRN breeders from Australia
Replies: 22
Views: 3241

Re: Calling IRN breeders from Australia

I have had similar results to you Ben, a lot of DIS inspite of spraying with warm water. First egg on July 2nd, last pair down, 17th Sept, only one egg. large no of early dead due I think to laying during the cold weather and striking before incubation proper. To me this season started very early, p...
by Chienderace
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cinamon Mutation Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Cinamon Mutation Help needed

I would say so given its parentage
by Chienderace
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cinamon Mutation Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Cinamon Mutation Help needed

Sorry, I misread that, male turquoise violet split cinnamon over a cinnamon blue would give you blue cinnamon, turquoise cinnamon, violet cinnamon , turquoise violet cinnamon plus the same [ blue, turquoise, violet and turquoise violet] split to cinnamon in the males and the females would be blue ci...
by Chienderace
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cinamon Mutation Help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Cinamon Mutation Help needed

A cinnamon blue over a cinnamon blue will produce only cinnamon blues.
by Chienderace
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Mating
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Mating

Usually around 10 to 16 days, but birds don't read books so they don't always do what you expect!
by Chienderace
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: removing the nest box?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: removing the nest box?

Hi Ellie, I would be tempted to remove the box now so that she is over it before you send her to new surroundings. The bird boarding shouldn't present too much of a trauma as presumably there will be other birds there as well, so she and her mate will settle in OK. You may find that she resumes her ...
by Chienderace
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: offering a treat when I open the nest box
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: offering a treat when I open the nest box

A better idea is to limit the inspections to an absolute minimum until you think its hatching time. If she stays on her eggs when you are looking then you dont want to spook her to the extent that she rushes off them and perhaps breaks one in the process. This is when you learn patience! Its better ...
by Chienderace
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: max time off eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: max time off eggs?

I WOULD LEAVE HER NOW AS THE CLUTCH IS MOST LIKELY FINISHED. YOU MAY BE SPOOKING HER YOURSELF SO TRY TO STAY AWAY AND FOCUS ON THE OTHER BIRDS.IF SHE IS BREEDING FOR THE FIRST TIME ITS ALL NEW TO HER AND SHE MAY BE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT YOU WILL FIND THAT SHE BECOMES A BETTER SITTER AS SHE BECOMES M...
by Chienderace
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Time between egg laying
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Time between egg laying

The usual time between eggs is 48 hours but it can stretch to 72 on occasions. I set my incubation time from egg no3, but sometimes there are 6 eggs, which means the young hatch over a week apart from 1st to last. You will know if the hen is egg bound, she will appear distressed and her rump will be...
by Chienderace
Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: max time off eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: max time off eggs?

When you say she was incubating it, was she maybe just in the box standing over it as they often do between eggs. I would take heed of what Molossus said in his reply. He is very experienced. Wait until she finishes her clutch , give her 10 days of incubation then candle them. The fertile eggs will ...
by Chienderace
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: max time off eggs?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: max time off eggs?

There are too many variables to give you an answer to that. The age of the eggs, outside temperature, nesting material. Where are you situated? I have eggs hatch after a full day in summer, others die after 3 hours. The nearer towards hatching, the longer they will survive, but if you are in a cool ...
by Chienderace
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: supplement for breeding..
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: supplement for breeding..

No Its just Devondale brand Smart Hi Calcium, less fat milk. You have to be careful not to leave it in all day if theres any sun around as milk goes off pretty quickly.
by Chienderace
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: supplement for breeding..
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: supplement for breeding..

The calcium available from cuttle bone is minimal, I use bread soaked in hi calcium milk around breeding time, but it can't stay in the aviary too long.
by Chienderace
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Green female and blue male?
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: Green female and blue male?

As in the previous topic, go to Gencalc.com and then psittacula and fiddle around until you become conversant with it and it will predict your outcomes. I am guessing that you don't know the parentage of your birds so until they actually breed you have to presume that they are as the appear. Your ma...
by Chienderace
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Sydney breeders?
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Sydney breeders?

Try the website Petlink.com.au, and go to birds for sale. There are a number of Sydney breeders advertising on there.
by Chienderace
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Remove or dont remove the young?
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Remove or dont remove the young?

Hi Glen,
Leave the youngsters to come out themselves. It takes another 3-4 weeks before youtake them away, after you can see them eating on their own.
by Chienderace
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Any ideas

:?: Its a shame that has happened. It probably was that they got chilled very near to hatching and died. The yolk is absorbed just prior to hatching so it looks as if they were on the verge when they died.
There is still time for them to go down again, and hopefully with a better result.
Ron
by Chienderace
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Any ideas

Try putting an egg very close to your ear and listen for any sounds of chipping. If they are quiet, I would say that the embryos are dead. The hen would be close to leaving them soon anyway if they don't come out.
by Chienderace
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Any ideas

If the weather has been cold, I would add an extra couple of days . My reckoning would have the first chick out on the 27th. They don't always incubate from the first egg laid. Mine usually start on egg three, so I calculate from then on. We are in Australia, and its warmer than Wales, and still the...
by Chienderace
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Fertility Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Fertility Questions

I would agree with Fah, in that they may be early dead rather than infertile, particularly if they were laid in the winter or early spring.A couple of hours in cold weather would be enough to kill the germ. I had a similar problem and when the eggs were broken out, the embryos were started but had d...
by Chienderace
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cock bird sitting
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Cock bird sitting

Yes, other cock birds that I have also feed the young ones, and it shows in their developement. They are feathering much faster than the ones where only the hen is feeding. But now I know that this fellow is not unique!! :D
by Chienderace
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cock bird sitting
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Cock bird sitting

Hi Recio, I wondered if you would pick up the name. I breed Papillons under that prefix.

The eggs are fertile, the cock is a pallid, has a full ring and they have bred before. I must add that the hen is a very poor sitter, coming off her eggs frequently, so maybe he is compensating for her!!
by Chienderace
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cock bird sitting
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Cock bird sitting

Hi Recio,
It seems that he does the afternoon shift, as I returned from work just after lunch and again he was in the box and the hen was in the aviary. They change mid afternoon! I have seen it with other birds but not parrots before. :roll:
by Chienderace
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cock bird sitting
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Cock bird sitting

Hi Recio, he is on his own, no eggs visible and he talks to me to say that all is ok! The hen is out in the avaiary and then they swap after a while. It seems unusual as none of the others do it. At night, they both sleep in the box.
by Chienderace
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Cock bird sitting
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Cock bird sitting

Hi All, I have noticed that my cock bird is often not seen in the aviary, so I looked in the box and he is sitting on the eggs. Is this normal? There are four eggs and two are fertile , the others maybe, I'll look at them in a couple of days.
by Chienderace
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Mutation Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Many thanks for the link, looks very interesting. There are other books of interest there too.
by Chienderace
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Mutation Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Thanks Julie, I am looking in second hand bookshops as well but so far no luck.
by Chienderace
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Mutation Book
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Mutation Book

Hi, does anyone in Australia know where I can obtain the Bastiaan book on Ringneck Mutations?
I have tried all the usual book search sites with no sucess. :roll:
Ron
by Chienderace
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Introduction

:D Hello, I'm new to this so here are my details. I am a male, resident on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. As yet, I don't have any birds but I will be picking up an aviary today, and hopefully some birds at the weekend.
Ron