Does anyone on BYC have English Budgies?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by First To Hatch, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wonder if anyone on BYC has any english budgies.
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I did. supposedly theres "no such thing as english budgies" that those types of parakeets are just the show type of pet budgie. least that's what i was scolded and told by a budgie breeder lol!
     
  3. Shaffer

    Shaffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to the Budgerigar Association of America. All the show budgies originated from stock imported from England. I am sure the top breeders here still import some birds today. The quality birds are very expensive but ocassionally you can find some for $20 each. I bred them in the 1970's and 1980's and did very well at the shows and I still call them English Budgies to differenciate them from the pet stock available in the pet shops.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I love the look of the englishs over the skinny un puffy looking pet budgies. Some show breeder online not too long ago *put me in my place* that theres no such thing as an english one though so im really careful who i say it to since obviously it touched someones nerves lol!
     
  5. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, i have 4 they actually recently started putting eggs but it wasn't a successful incubation. i actually thought about hatching them in the bator.
     
  6. duckncover

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    I'm looking for someone to sell me a few "regular" parakeets!

    LOL
     
  7. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BAA doesn't have a good list of breeders I kinda wanted to find someone on here that can ship me to pairs I don't think I really care if they're show quality but depending how much extra it would cost I might pay the few extra bucks.
     
  8. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are the eggs fertile cause I read its hard to incubate eggs cause they got so many feathers I heard if you scissors and cut around their vent areas just a bit to make it less fluffy it helps.
     
  9. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have english budgies, but I dont have any breeder pairs for sale right now. I have a very pretty set of blue on eggs. Yea, english budgies and american budgies (parakeets) all the same bird, just bred for different characteristics
     
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  10. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the look of the english budgie over the normal parakeets sold at pet stores, plus with the english budgie it comes from a breeder and although they like 7-8 years they're prolly healthier and I'm reading that most come with pedigrees.
     

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