On 12/14/06, Curly wrote:
> On 12/14/06, Pauljr wrote:
>> On 12/14/06, Curly wrote:
>>> On 12/14/06, Pauljr wrote:
>>>> I hope i didnt insult you with your babies but then again
>>>> people landed saying those are not your babies anyway.
>>>> I hope you learn to like my music from now on..hahahahaa
>>> No problem Paul. Those are young babies and Im sure when you
>>> look at them and realize this fact, that you will also
>>> realize that they are in terrific shape. Their feathers
>>> aren't plucked they are still growing in and the crop area
>>> is the last to fill in. The beaks are freakin new so there
>>> is no scaling whatsoever. I have raised many Hys and almost
>>> 600 of other macaws and maybe close to 1400 other large
>>> birds. I never bred little birds. I know the quality of my
>>> breeding stock. I actually dont want to go into too much
>>> detail here as I need to preserve my privacy and for
>>> security reasons. I imagine you can understand that. Let me
>>> say one thing tho..........I agree that you have to educate
>>> ppl and to always do the right thing for the birds and
>>> always be honest and nature will reward you. To date I have
>>> had 6 hys [breeders and pets] flat out given to me. I also
>>> have several other pairs of hys. If no one wants to believe
>>> me, well then, so be it. I really don't care. I'm just gona
>>> die and leave them to my son. BTW, he's your age. So all the
>>> birdmart ppl can attack my post now, cuz I'm done, and I
>>> won't be responding to any stupid bantor. lol
>> What a great accomplishment hatching out hyacinths!
>> I cant even hatch a quail egg if my life depended on it!lol
>> I was talking to amado we were talking about african greys
>> and all the culls being past around. I said yep and I bought
>> all of them if theirs a pair of culls ill find em....lol
>> lets look on the bright side most of my greys I purchased
>> not long ago and leadbeaters are only 4 years old now.
> Thanks Paul. ALL my various breeder birds and all my hys [except
> 2 pair of hys] take care of their babies. I rarely have to
> incubate and feed from day one. Its too much work I hate it and
> get too dam crabby from lack of sleep. lol. FYI, domestic
> handfed grays are hard as hell to get to breed. Unless they were
> parent raised or handfed and never socialized as pets. Then they
> might have a chance at breeding. Its hard to break the human
> bond in grays. I know this from experiance. Good luck with
> yours. I would reccommend to any new breeder to breed as many
> congos as possible, have the parents raise them, and hold back
> the babies for future breeders. I dont mean just for ones self
> but to sell them when they come close to maturity. In 5 to 10
> years there will be a great shortage of breeder congos cuz
> pretty much all the wild caughts will be dead by then. They will
> command a premium. Im too old now otherwise thats what I would
> do. Think about it.....
I have 2 pair of wild caughts or nestbox divers and the rest
wild caught males mated to domestic hens.
I was actually thinking about letting the parents feed out
and pair up nobody seems to be doing that with the Congos.
I was gona increase my congo pair count to 10 but im an
idiot and got involved with the toucan thing.
I actually bought my pairs to accomplish and help the bird
world in some way and with money not even an issue even
though others would never believe that.
I should have just specialized with one specie such as congos
the mynahs and or hawkheads but instead Im an idiot and bought
1 pair of each and just created a mess over here so what do I
do add to the mess with toucans not really accomplishing anything.
My thinking has been a variety of species and offer as avail
in my seasonal birdstore as my neighbors at work are still
waiting for their Congos and they been on eggs for few years
My idea would work great if i can hatch something and wooo
kel so my love of my life would also be the handfeeder..lol
Dont worry Kel Donna is all board talk and never any action