Hello All! It has been absolutely gorgeous the last few days and originally it was supposed to be today as well...a day that many breeders look forward to annually...the Mount Forest Spring Sale/Buy/Trade show. However, Mother Nature decided it wasnt to be this spring, and it was a total wash for us! It was quite frustrating to drive over two hours just to turn around and come back... but, there is always the fall!
We have good news...it looks as if we have found a mate for our white eared conure. It appears that the Emma's sub-species is extremely rare through out North America. So I am feeling quite lucky to have what I have. It wont be until next year that we can even consider our pair breeding, as the female is only a few months old. But this gives us something to look forward to late next year! :)
We are still waiting for many of our pairs to cooperate and go to nest! LOL! It is fun watching the busy little ones going in and out of their nest boxes, some staying there, some not. So hopefully over the next few weeks we may have some new clutches coming for us!
Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer temperatures....now if the sun would just spend more time out rather than behind the clouds, it will be perfect!
Until next time....
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Hello all....so sorry that I have been missing the last two months, but boy...what a difference two months makes! We have had seven new babies of our own hatch out and are now hand feeding them. We also acquired several crimson bellied babies that are being handfed as well..two of which are almost weaned. We have also been hand feeding quite a few babies for Feathered Imps Aviary and have had such a wonderful time doing so. Busy work of course! But loving it nonetheless!Mango the Jenday we are handfeeding!
We have also got a few new young pairs that will produce for us next year. We have a beautiful yellowside/cinnamon male that we have paired up with a young cinammon female of ours. We also acquired our second crimson bellied female who is paired up with a lone male we had. So we now have two pairs! Hopefully with spring here, they will be ready to soon go to nest and give us some babies of our own!
We have also acquired a mature White Eared Emma's conure male. We are quite excited as these are very rare conures here in Canada. Trust me on that...as we are having a dickens of a time trying to find a female! LOL! The past known breeders of these beauties are no longer breeding them, so it has been quite a struggle to find them. As members of the painted conure family, they are the size of green cheek conures and are FULL of beautiful wine and blue color feathers. They are also the only white eared conures which have the white rings around their eyes! So we are hoping to soon find a female so that we may work on increasing the population of these beauties here in Canada.
We have also added a new little split to blue male and are looking forward to the arrival of a little female soon to pair him up with. We are quite anxious for our mature split to blues to start producing! Keeping our fingers crossed.
Until next time...happy birding!!!