Thanks for the kind words SDM. Yeah, I saw birds like your miners when I was a kid and always thought I wanted to own some one day! They are a real pleasure, thanks for sharing them.
You mean these two? Is this male blue? He is so dark, but he does not look black and not quite blue, so I am just not sure. I think he will be beautiful as a cock bird, as I think the breast feathers will lighten a bit and the lacing will become more distinct. It is a n earlier pick of him and he has more orange in him now.