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Re: quaker baby

Posted by LindaC in OK on 6/23/06
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    On 6/20/06, Em wrote:
    > I've just had a quaker baby hatch Saturday and I was
    > wondering what the normal fuzz color for baby quakers
    > was.Isn't it white for green quakers? I've only bred tiels
    > and keets. I've had my quakers for over 5 years and this
    is
    > the first time any of the eggs turned out to be fertile.
    > The male is an experienced breeder and this is the females
    > first time. The baby is healthy and has almost doubled in
    > size in 3 days.

    Green quakers have yellow down when hatched. Blue ones have
    white.

    I always say quakers will mate and produce in their own
    time. Bless you for keeping them together and not switching
    out for different mates.

    Hopefully you are giving parents soft foods to eat such as
    cooked brown rice, mashed hard boiled egg and baked sweet
    potato. I give a teaspoon of each 2 or 3 times a day when
    there are babys along with other healthy veggies and foods.

    Do you know about this Em? If not I can give you a list to
    feed.

    I pulled most q babys at 10 days old just like the tiels.
    They are wonderful to handfeed.

    congratulations :-)

    LindaC