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Craig
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject: 2010 Kakarikis - Kent, UK

Various 2010 red fronted kakarikis for sale. Colours include cinnamon, cinnamon pied, fallow pied, buttercup, black eyed yellow, pied and golden yellow pied.

Unrelated pairs available, prices from 20-40 each. Pairs from 35. See website for some photos: http://parakeets285.weebly.com.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject:

Good luck with the sale Craig,

I was mixing you up with one of the other guys from UK, and something was not making sense.
How was the breeding season this year? we want s05

Let's see if you guys can help each other build a strong strain the UK.

Cheers / Pablo

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:41 am    Post subject:

Thanks. Kakariki breeding this year has been excellent. Around 40 chicks from 5 pairs so far and still a few more to come.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:13 am    Post subject:

well done Craig..nice to know there's someone close by..
I tried two couples in an aviary this year, with a poor out come ..smaller clutches and not all eggs fertilised , each had an unproven partner.

never mind not important ,
nice piccy's b t w
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject:

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Around 40 chicks from 5 pairs so far and still a few more to come

Is that repeat nesting?
We pull around an ave of 5/6 chicks per batch , 5 batches per pair per yr
Thats around 25 per pair per yr.
I have 2 pair in their 3rd yr going to nest for the 2nd time this yr...going to see how many chicks a female can have. So far its about 70 and rising.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject:

Yes. Most pairs have had two or three rounds. We let them have a third only if both parents are in good condition. One hen is trying to start a fourth round and is in great condition but we are stopping her there - three is plenty.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject:

How do you stop them?
How do you re start them?
Do you swap the pairs around in the following season ..and how do you pair up?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject:

Hi Craig,

btw... I wanted also to add another question... what are your results fostering pennants this season?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject:

How do you stop them? Either replace eggs with dummies or just block the nestbox up.

How do you re start them? Open the nestbox. Eggs then usually appear within 2-4 weeks.

Do you swap the pairs around in the following season ..and how do you pair up? No, once we have a pair we keep them the same for the following year provided both are still in good condition. To pair up, we simply put two unrelated birds in an aviary and they do the rest!

The best tip I can given is to let each pair have two nestboxes. The hen will then lay a round and raise chicks to about 3 weeks in one nestbox. At 3 weeks, the cock takes over and the hen starts a new round in the other nestbox.


Kakarikis are excellent for fostering pennants. They are very steady and feed the chicks well. Everyone uses redrumps to foster rosellas. I don't know why though, kakarikis are far better in my opinion.

Keep watching the parents though, to make sure they stay fit enough.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject:

Had a friend who used to use kakariki to raise galahs and major mitchrls.
looked rediculus...the chicks 2x larger than the 'parents'

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject:

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Everyone uses redrumps to foster rosellas.


Hi Craig,

there's a colleague next town that told me that once he fostered a pennat under the red rumps but as soon as the chick was too big they stopped feeding it.
I don't know if this also happens with the smaller rosellas like the eximius, palliceps and stanley, or they feed them properly up to weaning.

Red rumps are indeed beautiful, and they have mutations not shy of budgies and ringnecks (dark factor is already present in Europe, only missing the violet factor I think).
Too bad of their temperament.

Good luck on the sale Craig, and thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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