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ALEXANDRINES                ALEXANDRINES

Male Cocks (click Here)Female Hens (click Here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVIARIES

 

My name is Chris I live in Caboolture, about 40minutes from Brisbane Queensland. I have had caged or pet birds most of my life. Some of the birds I have had are finches, budgies, parrots as well as birds from Cockatoo family. Over the last 3 years I have been collecting and breeding Asiatics. These birds are amazing, there very intelligent and make good hand reared pets.

Aviaries (click Here)

 

At present I have 12 suspended cages which never seems to be enough. There is always another bird that you want, but no space. I build my own aviaries, itís allot cheaper and you get the reward of self achievement seeing the final product with your birds in them. The suspended cages that I build are in banks of 4.The total length is about 3.3m by 2.5m split into 4 cages. There are 2 main types of cages, suspend or conventional. The reason that I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

use suspended is that, there a lot less maintenance on cleaning and the birds arenít picking up bacterial disease off the floor. One year I built a conventional cage for breeding and the upkeep was to big ,you donít realize how much cleaning is involved till you compare them with a suspended. Another benefit is that they can be relocated without a lot of fuss.

 

 

 

 

LUTINO

Split Cocks (click Here)Lutino Hens (click Here)

 

MUTATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

At present I have 3 pairs of Lutino mutations. These are birds that carry the Lutino gene. In this mutation you can have Lutino and split for Lutino Cocks and Lutino Hens. To get a pure bird takes a lot of years due to waiting for birds to mature as well as not getting what you want out of the nest to breed for your next generation. Fertility is another big problem for some reason. When I mate these birds I always mate them with a pure Green Alexandrines. This improves size

 

and hopefully improves fertility. I havenít heard of any Lutino Cocks in Australia. In over seas countries they have a lot of mutations of Alexandrines for e.g. Blues, Albino, Cinnamon, and Pastelsand Pied. In years to come I hope to breed more mutations of the Alexandrines, but without a doubt there are a lot of breeders already doing so.

 

 

 

 

DIET AND NUTRITION

Diet and Nutrition (click Here)

 

                                             All my parrots are on seed, but this is not a good diet by its self. They also need fruit and vegetables. All my birds receive fruit or vegetables every day as well as soaked seed every 2 days. Alexandrines will eat just about everything you give them. I give them a wide range for e.g. corn, carrots, silver beet, pumpkin, peas, beans, apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon, paw paw, custard apples, chilies. They also

like scrambled eggs and chicken drumsticks, they eat the flesh bits as well as the marrow inside the bone. There is one important rule for Parrots donít give them avocado it kills them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREEDING

 

 

 

 

 

Breeding Box Designs (click Here)

 

 

you breed these birds the more little bits of information you gather for next season. Every breeder has tips on what they do to improve fertility and clutch size as well as things that turn the birds on. Remember one thing, if the birds are in top condition and housed well they should do all this with out prompting.

 

Alexandrines and Indian Ringnecks are relatively easy to breed. My last couple of season I have only had a couple of pairs lay infertile eggs. This was due to immature birds and one pair didnít get on together. The more

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any Questions/Queries/Purchasing Information please do not hesitate to send me an email at

alexandrines2003@yahoo.com.au

 

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