Thursday, April 05, 2007
By Blake Ma
Blake enjoys working with lovebirds and has a passion for exhibiting and breeding them
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Kahlua and Bailey, black-cheeked lovebird babies on April 03, 2007.
Firefly, a green pied lovebird, on April 03, 2007.
With all the babies and birds that I’ve talked about over the past two months, it can be a little confusing. Here are some pictures and a status on how they’re all doing. These are the babies I will be holding back this year for future exhibiting and breeding.
Kahlua and Bailey – black-cheeked babies
These two little twins are doing great! They have that sweet hand-fed, black-cheeked lovebird personality. They like to come up for kisses as well as beg for food. As of this week, they are on one support feeding a day in addition to the seed, pellets, and vegetables they have in their cage. Their feedings were stretched out longer than what is normally needed as they were being handfed with the younger violet masked.
Firefly – green pied baby
This little ball of flame is just gorgeous! Firefly zooming around his cage reminds me of a little meteorite about to strike. Perhaps I should have named him Apollo! Firefly is fully weaned and living happily right now with Serenade and Blue baby.
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Blue Baby on April 03, 2007.
Serenade, a whitefaced violet opaline American cinnamon lovebird, on April 03, 2007.
This is the first time I’ve spoken about this bird. Originally he was suppose to be sold, but I’ve decided to keep him. He is split to American cinnamon and Ino. His parents come from two different champion lines, a creamino and an American cinnamon. I know that he’ll be able to produce some beautiful birds as well as possibly the Lacewing combination. He has three other brothers, so I knew that if I wanted this line to continue onward in my aviary, I had to hold one back.
Serenade – whitefaced violet opaline American cinnamon baby
This one little bird is doing very well, and she’s becoming more beautiful everyday. I look at her and I just imagine what potential colors she will morph and grow into as she matures into an adult over the course of the year.
Violet masked baby
I wrote about this pretty baby in my last entry. The baby is on one hand-feeding a day and kept in the same cage with Kahlua and Bailey, as they all grew up together. They’re all so cute together. In the daytime, they’ll all sit next to each other and perch. The violet masked sits right in between the two little green black-cheeks. At night, they have a little tupperware container that has Carefresh bedding, and they all cuddle and go to sleep. They still haven’t quite left that cute little baby stage and haven’t started sleeping on the perch yet.
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