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2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by McmillanBirds » Mon May 05, 2014 1:06 am

For the pairs where there is a nest box up, definite nest box activity, shavings being chucked out, courtship happening. Young pairs sharing of food and occassional dancing, they are still not 100% sure of each other as yet. Things are definitely looking up :) Can't wait for this season to get into progress :D

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Johan S » Tue May 06, 2014 12:31 pm

My old settle couples are very active. But the newer couples don't even have nests yet. No rush, lots of time. :D

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Mad Max » Tue May 06, 2014 10:55 pm

Some of mine are getting busy ,and others are still looking at each other so for me its a 50 - 50 so far .
But there is still plenty time as Johan says .

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by sheyd » Wed May 07, 2014 12:24 am

At the moment, I only have one pair well and truly interested in each other - the other cocks are still working on impressing their grumpy hens- but still plenty of time- I'm sure they'll get there in the end

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Ring0Neck » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:11 pm

Molossus,

My IRNs are very much where yours are ATM.
i expect eggs early July & in full swing in August :P
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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Ring0Neck » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:33 am

Thanks Molossus, same to you & hope you breed what you are wishing for.
I hope to breed this season new & exciting phenotypes , exploring further into the endless posibilities of combinations possible with amany mutations we have available to play with.

Hope you do well with your Dhani, my optimistic mind tells me i should be able to own one with the next 5 years :P
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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Johan S » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:04 am

molossus wrote:tell him he's going to KFC..works for mine :lol:
I'm going to remember that! There is a misty cock at my place not taking to a gorgeous hen... :twisted: :lol:

As for the season, I haven't seen any mating, but that could be because I'm almost never home these days during daylight. SA is being hit by a cold front today, which should move through by tomorrow or Friday. That first real cold is normally a good trigger for things to 'heat up'. Can't wait!

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Mad Max » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:18 am

Hi There all
I have 2 pairs that I have seen mating , and plenty of courting so it is starting.

Good luck to all for the upcoming season
Robert

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Mikesringnecks » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:36 pm

Hi All
I haven't paired mine up yet, but they are in mixed flocks and some bonded pairs are displaying and setting up little territories.
kind regards
Mike

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by ErnieisAwesome » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:22 pm

HI Breeders ! Im looking forward to seeing what all babies & colors you end up with ! I LOVE IRN's and this is like Christmas for me !! Hahah

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Lushen1600 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:30 pm

Hi all, I also have both young and old pairs courting, feeding and mating, but haven't put any nestboxes in as yet, will only be putting my nestboxes in during this week

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Ring0Neck » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:35 pm

My season has started with 1 pair on 4 eggs
couple more pairs i expect to follow within a week or 2 & full swing from there throughout Aug.
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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Molossus2 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:51 am

Looks as if eggs are starting to make appearance in reasonable number..imo in about 10 days we will peak in egg production...
btw my first alex eggs laid from the 14 June... one egg pipping and another fertile . one infertile..
Good luck y'all .. breed em in bucketloads

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by samtheman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:52 am

One of my males has been displaying heaps to my hen but she doesnt look interested what do I do about that??


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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by McmillanBirds » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:12 am

Hi all

Been on holiday so this post is a little late. Discovered my first eggs last weekend. 4 beautiful eggs. She must have started laying roughly on the 09 july, finished around about the 13th which means hatch date will be around 3rd august. Candled them, this last weekend, from what i could see, 3/4 fertile. Will check again this coming weekend.

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh6 ... -02322.jpg

Have a good season everyone!!! :)

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Johan S » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:32 am

My first egg arrived yesterday. :D

Good luck to all, hope it is a cracker of a season for all!

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Wessel Gordon » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:31 pm

At the risk of hijacking the topic: until when is the breeding season in South Africa?

I have a pair of gray birds that I moved to a new aviary last week that's much more suitable for them. Will they settle down to breed this year or skip this season and start next year?

Kind regards,

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Johan S » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:56 pm

Wessel, it gets quiet towards the end of September, with a lucky few to get eggs after that. But I think there is more than enough time for them to settle down in their new surroundings.

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Post by Wessel Gordon » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:37 am

Thanks, Johan.

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Wessel Gordon » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:56 am

It looks like the pair I just moved is settling in well.

The female started throwing out wood shavings that I lined the nest boxes with so I'm hoping she picks a suitable nest soon. Having said that there doesn't seem to be any fireworks between her and the male yet.

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Jayjess2013 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:45 pm

My Ringnecks had babies

2 green with yellow wings what is that colour?
and 2 albinos
Jay, jess and 4 mischevious Budgerigars

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by McmillanBirds » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:27 pm

Hi all

1st clutch of eggs started hatching. 2/3 hatched by yesterday. The other should have hatched either last night or today. Can't wait for them to start pinning :D

2nd pair started laying on the 01/08/14. Will check the nest box on friday again. I don't like to disturb them too often if I can help it.

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh6 ... babies.jpg
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh6 ... clutch.jpg

Best of luck all :)

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Johan S » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:23 am

Very very nice. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by parebear » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:13 am

We are waiting for our first egg to hatch. Sooooo eggcited

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by BuksV » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:47 am

Halo All
mm I have 18 eggs and 3 babies so far. mm hope this cold passes quick,

hope we all have a great season.
Regards
Buks

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by Wessel Gordon » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:07 am

It looks like the pair I moved recently is incubating eggs but I could be wrong.

The last couple of days whenever I was around their aviary the female was perched inside the nest with half her body sticking out the hole giving me the evil eye the entire time till I was done with my business around them. Today she didn't even bother and stayed inside the nest except for an appearance of a few seconds at the very end of my feeding/watering routine. While she was in the nest I could hear her moving around so she's definitely preoccupied with something. I also noticed that the male takes his job of supplying her with food a lot more serious the last couple of days even while she is out of the nest.

Since I'm in a wheelchair and I had to convert a donated cage I can't get to the nest myself to check on any possible eggs I'll have to keep my curiosity in check. The neighbor's son volunteered to help me with whatever needs to be done in that cage but right now instinct tells me that if she is incubating any eggs that keeping to an established routine and disturbing them as little as possible is the best option. On a previous occasion when the neighbor's son was in the cage we checked the nests among other stuff that needed to be done...there wasn't a single egg in sight at that point but the female didn't take kindly to the "invasion" and kept on dive-bombing the poor kid. My theory/fear on sending him in to check right now is that a) she'll abandon the clutch since she's not that used to him or b) that she will actually physically attack him. Scenario A I can live with but scenario B is simply not a risk I'm willing to take.

Guess I will keep a close eye on her in the following few days/weeks and work out when there should be chicks, taking today as Day 1 of incubation. Any advice on this approach from experienced breeders?

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Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Post by BuksV » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:41 pm

Good morning All.
I hope your season is going according to plan and good.
I am happy to say that I have exceeded my expectations by far.
I was hoping for about 30 babies and so far had 38 babies of which most is from my more expensive
birds. and then because i pulled them because of the cold we had some of them are going down for
the second round, so far i have more than 35 eggs in the nest boxes. one cleartail hen is for some reason
sitting on 14 eggs.

Regards
buks

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