BBB-logo

Bush Budgies

Help

Home

Description Join us Rules of game

Situation now.

In the Netherlands the medal has two sides.

At one side the "big" breeders of the English budgerigars, for exibitions and competitions, who advertise in periodicals and ask rather high prices. We certainly do not mean that kind of budgies.

On the other side the hobbyists with the small budgies, who do not breed so seriously and often like to see all different colors in their aviaries. The youngsters are offered at all bird sites, free or a few euro. If you go to see them you'll find green-yellow budgies, that resemble acceptable the birds that fly free in the bush. But they can have all possible hidden properties. That's why they are sometimes called 'magic ball' parakeets.

It is the serious intention of our group to breed with those budgies aiming to get back the natural bird.

Budgie

Of course the best indication is given by pictures. Ten pictures tell more than thousand words.

It will last a few seasons before we can exchange Budgies. But of course we can exchange address. See link page.

 

Acquiring the first birds.

The description (see ) already gives a guideline to the choise. But nature has so many colors green. It has to be real bright green, no hint of yellow or blue or even grey. Thrust your own impressions first, by 'looking good' you'll quickly select the real green birds.

Next we pay attention to the line of neck and back. Those are not, like with so many breeded birds (especially the English budgerigar) as straight as possible. Contrairy, the head is flattened to the back and the line of the back shows a inward curve at the shoulders.

Many other properties cannot be given in detail. The undulations have to be very clear. The throat spots are there in nature, but not always exacly round and placed symmetrically. That also goes for the violet cheek patches.

The legs and feet are visible and fleshy-grey.

Budgie tekening