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by JonoH
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2758

Re: Should he be weened by now?

I normally use the passwell formula, just half a tea spoon or so to make the formula more of a porridge consistency. Don't use seeds that require them to crack them open as if they swallow them whole it may do some damage, i normally use the passwell crumbles as they soften up in the formula and the...
by JonoH
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2758

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Did you try mixing some seed or crumbles in with the formula? I find it helps them get used to having to work a little harder for their food and they get a taste for them also.

You could also try one of the 'avian delight' bird treat hangers in the cage.
by JonoH
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 2758

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Have you tried mixing in some crumbles or small seed into his formula?
by JonoH
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Identification of cobalt violet and cobalt violet green
Replies: 23
Views: 3897

Re: Identification of cobalt violet and cobalt violet green

The dark green with the blue tail is a Violet Green, its exactly the same as the one i bred this year!
by JonoH
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pairing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: Pairing question

Will be sending off some feathers to DNA test it next week so will let you know the results.

Its amazing how the blue in the center of the tail shows up heaps more in a photo than to the naked eye.
by JonoH
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?

Just an update for anyone who was interested, i have managed to re-habilitate the bird back to at this stage 95% of what he was like before. After the stroke it would barely move, sit in its cage looking miserable, also for a few weeks after it struggled to move its left leg as this was the side of ...
by JonoH
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pairing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: Pairing question

OK i have the baby from this pair feathered out now and was trying to work out what mutation it is, any ideas? http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/JDHammond/2013-11-06214919_zps9a023ab6.jpg http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/JDHammond/2013-11-06214905_zps6e0d8d70.jpg To me it looks like...
by JonoH
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 4358

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

How do you guys find the timber holds up over time, i'm thinking after constant hosing and cleaning of droppings and fruit?

Cheers
by JonoH
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 4358

Re: Homemade Aviaries or Breeding Cages

Have you actually costed out the materials that they are made with. (ie coated steel welded corners, made to come apart if you ever move, colourbond steel). I am in the process of making a new aviary also but the saving is only about $1-200 dollars off a pre-made one (i am building a double hex avia...
by JonoH
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: EMERALD
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: EMERALD

Shay-aus wrote:Hi everyone just recently brought a emerald hen
Just wanted some ideas on what bird I should pair it with
Everyone's feedback would b great
Thanks shay
Hi Shay

Are you based in Adelaide (if yes then i looked at the same bird!)

I would pair it with either a violet or a cobalt.

Cheers

Jono
by JonoH
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?

Thanks Molossus

I have been doing that so far so will keep it up and hope he recovers, on a positive note he is taking the formula at night again now willingly, still no interest in any veg and fruit or crumbles though.

Cheers
by JonoH
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Rehabilitating a Ringneck after a Stroke?

Hi all, Seeking any advice in regards to the chances and the whether it is possible to rehabilitate a ringneck after it has had a stroke. Reason for asking is one of my 12 week old babies had a stroke the other night, initially i did not think it would make it through the night as it was barely movi...
by JonoH
Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 6715

Re: diary of my first clutch

Yep, keep the windows inside covered when you have your 2 others out now as you don't want any broken wings or necks from their first flight, my 2 took off for the first time today and both crashed straight into a glass door (almost had a heart attach - thankfully both were fine!) Mines are pretty m...
by JonoH
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gender question
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Gender question

Hi JonoH Yes , The Cock babys will be Green/Ino/Blue (Green Bird) The hen babys will be Ino/Blue (Lutino Bird) If you get any other colour then the birds have other splits in them Regards Robert Cheers Robert I thought you could also get albino (white) from this pair? Yep, you could if the Lutino i...
by JonoH
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gender question
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Gender question

Mad Max wrote:Hi JonoH

Yes ,
The Cock babys will be Green/Ino/Blue (Green Bird)
The hen babys will be Ino/Blue (Lutino Bird)

If you get any other colour then the birds have other splits in them

Regards
Robert
Cheers Robert

I thought you could also get albino (white) from this pair?
by JonoH
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gender question
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Gender question

Hi All Last year i paired up a blue female with my lutino male and of the young i handraised i ended up with - 1/ lutino hen and 2/ Green cock's These were checked with dna testing. My question is this year, the same birds have paired again and i am currently raising 2 more green's - am i correct to...
by JonoH
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Budgie and Ringneck babies
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Budgie and Ringneck babies

Hi All My next door neighbour breed's budgies and had one keep falling out of the nest over the last couple of days so i offered to hand raise it with my 2 at the moment, took this photo just after feeding him - so cute! Note - the budgie is not kept with the ringnecks as they would most likely dama...
by JonoH
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 6715

Re: diary of my first clutch

Wow, my h/r chicks normally put on almost 10 grams a day! As of last night they are around 120grams at 27 days old. I keep a dairy of my feeds and generally weigh each night to keep track on which birds are growing and how often, its good now with a couple of years of records i can go back and see ...
by JonoH
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 6715

Re: diary of my first clutch

Wow, my h/r chicks normally put on almost 10 grams a day! As of last night they are around 120grams at 27 days old. I keep a dairy of my feeds and generally weigh each night to keep track on which birds are growing and how often, its good now with a couple of years of records i can go back and see w...
by JonoH
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)

I normally pull the chicks around 20 days old and hand feed from there, last year they then went down for a second clutch. At the moment the hen is still going into the box but i haven't seen anymore eggs yet, time will tell - however last year their first clutch was about a month earlier. Second pa...
by JonoH
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)

14 September - Update Pair 1: Egg 4 has hatched. All chicks seem to be doing well... I have been surprised with the fertility of the final egg... (Obviously candled too early). Pair 2: Still on 2 eggs. Hen doesn't seem to be sitting tight, so I am predicting an additional egg or two... (Wait and se...
by JonoH
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding Season Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 6692

Re: Breeding Season Australia

I'm in South Aus and my breeding season i have one pair with 3 babies aprox 20 days old today (first clutch), my other pair has been sitting on 4 eggs for about 2 weeks now so a little behind the others but mainly because i did not seperate her out earlier. Last year i had my first clutch even earli...
by JonoH
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 6715

Re: diary of my first clutch

Melissa- i couldnt believe the postman didnt come yesterday- he didnt come at all down our street- typical Murphy's law! I do hope they come today.. Jono- I was surprised that the largest chicks ring came off.. I don't know what they are doing in there, but I fully expected it to stay on 3 days ago...
by JonoH
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 6715

Re: diary of my first clutch

I have the same problem, babies about the same age and waiting for the rings to arrive hoping they'll still go on!
by JonoH
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Registered Breeders
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Registered Breeders

The only registered breeders organisations over here i can see are happy to take your money and send you some magazines but not sure of why it would be beneficial, i would def. be interested in something like what you mentioned there. It would be heaps easier to track lost birds and mutations throug...
by JonoH
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Registered Breeders
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Registered Breeders

Pretty sure that there is nothing like that over here. (i can see in some ways its good, but to have inspections at anytime could be a massive pain). Just trying to see the benefit of being registered over here, it would be worth it if they had some sort of database of ringed birds but i can't see a...
by JonoH
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Registered Breeders
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Registered Breeders

Are you a registered breeder, and if yes who are you registered with and why?

Thinking about this at the moment but unsure of the advantages (i am in Australia btw)

Thanks
by JonoH
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Problem with Breeding !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Problem with Breeding !!!

I had the same problem with a pair so i introduced another male, and within a day the others were both in the nesting box.
by JonoH
Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)

Chicks are going really well, getting big fast! The parents for these ones are just a normal blue female and a male lutino. My other pair is just starting to get into the box so a little behind but they are a new pair from over the eastern states so i guess there not used to the cooler weather yet. ...
by JonoH
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)

First hatchlings this year so far -

Image
by JonoH
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: First Egg - 2013 Breeding Season (Adelaide, Australia)

Yep perfectly normal, i'm in Adelaide also.

Last year i was on my second clutch this time, i have 3 eggs in one box with one hatched today, and the other box is still waiting eggs. Hopefully we don't have too many cold days now with winter coming to an end!
by JonoH
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Last years Babies
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Last years Babies

Hi all Thought i would share some pics of last years hand reared babies since it is getting to that time again over here (Adelaide, Australia). Peekaboo - Let me out!! http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd393/JDHammond/2012-10-19200653_zpsed23e9c4.jpg My eldest with the birds http://i1217.photobuck...
by JonoH
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: is the lutino baby a hen?
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: is the lutino baby a hen?

I had the opposite to this last year, a Lutino Cock and a Blue Hen, the result was a Lutino Hen, and 2 Green Cocks!
by JonoH
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: I am going to build some breeding cages
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: I am going to build some breeding cages

In most suspended I do, I have found the ceramic soup bowls are best as they are eay to clean, heavy and they won't carry it around all over the cage floor. You can also get swivel feeding doors with 2 bowls fitted on it. That's if you want to avoid opening doors while feeding. Yeah i use the swive...
by JonoH
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: pics Violet Blue Pallid, Wildtype and others
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: pics Violet Blue Pallid, Wildtype and others

Very nice birds there, love the violet and how the blue almost looks fluorescent.
by JonoH
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: I am going to build some breeding cages
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: I am going to build some breeding cages

They look great, i'm building a new aviary soon and was thinking of having a seperate breeding area built into the back.

Do you just place your feed bowls on the floor?
by JonoH
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pairing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: Pairing question

Cheers, thanks for the fast response!
by JonoH
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pairing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: Pairing question

I'm fairly certain that my green is not split to blue - only green, does this mean that i would only get greens and violet greens?
by JonoH
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pairing question
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Pairing question

Hi all I have 3 breeding pairs of Ringnecks that are all in the one large aviary at the moment while i'm landscaping my backyard and building them a new aviary, this means however that i had no control over the pairings this year and my Violet Lacewing female has paired off with a Green male. Just w...
by JonoH
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pairing advice
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Pairing advice

Shady hi, sounds like you are on track . the hen is an old hat now and is typically displaying her dominance. the cock seems to be making some progress so give them some more time to bond. if the couple is your best option then keep the pair in isolation to allow the hen to realise her options are ...
by JonoH
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming Older IRN
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: Taming Older IRN

Small steps is correct - i managed to tame a 2-3 year old female a few years back but it was a lot of hard work - i found that clipping its wings helped (when i got to the stage of it feeding out of my hand as it then couldn't fly away while stepping up). However it was never as tame as one's that i...
by JonoH
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?

Similar to what i do with mine - i put our garden hose on a light mist spray and hook it in the bars of the aviary, they love to sit and dance in front of it with their wings outstretched - they are fascinating to watch!

They love this especially on a hot day!
by JonoH
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Our custom flight cage!
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Our custom flight cage!

Inspired work, great idea of how to house a bird inside without having a large obstructive cage. Do you get much mess around the cage from seed?
by JonoH
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Baby Indian Ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: New Baby Indian Ringneck

Welcome!! Read as much as you can into how they mature - look up bluffing so your prepared for it i guess. If your not planning on breeding your IRN then it doesn't really matter what gender it is unless you want to find out for your own curiosity - i personally love waiting for them to molt and see...
by JonoH
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cleartail X Dom Pied
Replies: 77
Views: 10455

Re: Cleartail X Dom Pied

DNA Solutions are great, i've used them plenty of times before.
by JonoH
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: The ideal aviary
Replies: 0
Views: 466

The ideal aviary

Hi all I'm currently remodelling my backyard and outdoor area and am going to build my own aviary for my ringnecks - i'm trying to build it in with our outdoor area/sun room so am looking for suggestions and idea's as to what you would put in your aviary if you were going to specifically build it fo...
by JonoH
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: I noticed my ringneck is nibbling on wood shavings
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: I noticed my ringneck is nibbling on wood shavings

Sounds normal, they tend to start investigating everything around them at this age - my last clutch loved tearing up newspaper to get my attention!
by JonoH
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?
Replies: 15
Views: 1038

Re: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?

Looks like a good idea for birds kept inside - should contain some of the water that they like to flick around, although i don't reckon my birds would get into it as they seem to like jumping in and dunking their whole bodies!!

Would also be interested in a review though :)
by JonoH
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Adelaide Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Hello from Adelaide Australia

Hi All

Have been lurking on here for a few years and finally have taken the plunge to join.

Currently own 5 ringnecks which i breed and hand-raise their chicks - absolutely love these birds and their unique characters!

I have a violet, violet lacewing, blue, green and lutino.

Cheers

Jono