|After downsizing, now only three cages in the living room. |
Rosie is in the top cage. The two lower cages with nestboxes
belong to 2011 hens. They haven't done anything yet.
|Four cages in the nook off the kitchen. Fuchsia and Flame on top left.|
Rhett and Cherry below. Gouldians are in the cage at lower right.
Pink-eyed, white-faced Bachelor in upper right needs a
special mate. Hoping for a Lutino.
|Duke Daddy-bird on his Lady Gouldian eggs. He gives|
Duchess a break periodically throughout the day.
She is always the only one in the nest at night, however.
|Fuchsia on two eggs with more expected. She's hand fed, |
very tame, and her first year 2011 she and Flame produced
more young in a year than any of our other Bourkes ever have.
|Rosie, who looks just like Fuchsia, is also on two eggs.|
Although hand fed because her own mother was dreadful,
she is a great little mother. She is our sweetest bird,
very friendly and affectionate. Mated to dark pink Pretty Boy.
|Cherry is a grandmother and great grandmother many times over.|
She takes this whole business in stride. Although not hand fed
like Rosie and Fuchsia, she is not afraid of anything. It's all
"old stuff" to her. She and Rhett are wonderful parents.