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Definition

For the purpose of this group the Bush Budgie is defined as the budgie, Melopsittacus Undulatus, that complies with the little budgie as it lives in the Australian bush, as far as that is possible in European aviaries.

Popularly speeking: the bird that was and still is called "good to eat" by the Aborigines. The nickname "Budgie" and  the names Budgerigar and Bush Budgie are in use in the group without any difference in sense.

 

Aims

The group strives to three goals. Those goals not only hold for the group as a whole but also for each separate member.

1e By specific breeding within a number of separate stocks and by exchanges between those stocks, to come to birds that comply to the definition of a Bush Budgie as used within the group.
Note: those stocks are personal property of the group members.
 
2e Together and / or with the cooperation of other specialists, to have a clear description of the Budgerigar, to be able to judge in how far the goal of the group is arrived at.
Note: other specialists can be, for instance, Australian bird watchers.
 
3e By articles, expositions of Budgies, and all other convenient manners, enlarge the knowledge of, and interest in, the original Budgerigar.
 
NOT The group will absolutely not interfere with the hobby and commercial interests of other birds and their lovers.

Especially those of the big English exhibition budgies and their competitions.
 

Description, breeding, competitions, and so on.

From our goal, "Budgerigars that are as much as possible comparable to the wild type", follows that the descriptions, pictures, and all other indications, can never be more than guidelines.

In the free nature there are of course a number of general family characteristics clearly visible. Like the color: green - yellow, undulations, blue tail feathers. But within these characteristics every bird has its own deviations.
And whoever deals much with animals knows they also have their own character.
For us that means that we can breed our Budgies according to those general characteristics, but we can never say 100 % good or 100 % wrong. The 'play' in nature still holds for our birds.
An approach like that with the English budgies, that have to fullfill very strickt rules, is impossible.

What will be clear however is that in free nature deviating colors like yellow and blue, do appear but have little chances in life. Those deviations will be suppressed in a natural way and so appear one to many thousands. We will try to follow that natural selection.

 

Participants

The group knows two ways of participation.

1e Participation with budgies, that is for the aims 1, 2 and 3.
Note: so to keep, breed, exchange, etcetera Budgies yourself.
 
2e Take part without Budgies, that means promote Budgies according to the goals 2 and 3.
Note: positively thinking about and taking part for the enlargement of knowledge and acceptance of the Budgerigar.