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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Wanted kakariki hens, north west uk

I've been looking for months, have been to auctions, contacted many breeders in the north west, but noone seems to have older hens. The reason I don't want a baby is because Rhubarb, one of my males is about 4 or 5 years old, so I feel that a more mature hen may be suitable for him.
I would ideally like a buttercup, or a lutino pied, or a pied with lots of yellow.
Willing to travel within an hour of bl9 0, or would be willing to pay a reasonable amount for delivery.
I need 2, one for Rhubarb and one for my other kak, Custard, who is about 15 months old now - still interested in hearing from you if its just the one that you have

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject:

Hi mate,

I would say age is not that much of an issue.
Indeed I'm going to pair this season birds with an age difference of 3-4 years, and next season won't hesitate to pair some of my seniors with new chicks.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:31 am    Post subject:

oh okay. Somebody told me that if the hen is too young, Rhubarb may kill her after they've bred once. No-one has backed up that theory yet, so am I right in assuming that's just nonsense?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject:

What you have been told is total rubish.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject:

the same person also told me not to introduce a hen whilst the males are going through their moult. Is that true?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject:

Nope.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject:

hey stranger - Carlisle this sunday 12th bird sale its only 120 mls from u doors open 10.00 am. Google for solway parrot fbc or phone 01900 822136 i am goin to find a female buttercup ,its an exhibition but every bird's for sale.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject:

hi!

guys, when you say 'buttercup' you mean a golden bird (aka Goldcheck), or a light green bird with red eyes (fallow).

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:27 am    Post subject:

Thanks Bob. I was intending on going to the Stafford Show. I recently heard about the Carlisle show, but unfortunatel I have a prior engagement. Another local breeder has a stall booked at the show and he has very kindly offered to pick some hens up for me. I am also looking for buttercups or pieds.

Good luck in finding what your looking for :)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject:

Pablo, i think a buttercup is yellow kakariki with red eyes (a lutino). I think what you call a fallow maybe what we call cinnamon, but I'm not 100% sure

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject:

Hi!

as discussed here in the forum, and also experience from breeding kakariki:

Yellow with black eyes is a goldcheck, combination of recessive and dominant pied.
Fallow is "similar" to cinnamon, but I think cinnamon is rather brown-ish and fallow is a light green with a shade of yellow, but with red eyes, bright wine red eyes.

Yellow with red eyes is probably not a lutino, but rather a combination of cinnamon + fallow, or goldcheck + fallow.

But... I only have first hand experience with the cinnamon mutation and also pieds. I don't breed red-eyed birds and I don't know if I have any split birds.
Red-eyed birds I only saw at Peter Wouters aviary and bird markets.

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