Mineral oil helps slide the bands on, and a sharp toothpick helps pull the last toe through.
|Fuchsia's youngest baby is banded. Silver aluminum band|
identifies breeder as EGL, with the state OR,
also hatch year and sequential number.
Colored band identifies parentage.
|Look at how fat this baby's crop is! Looks like|
it could pop apart. Fuchsia makes sure her
youngsters never go hungry.
1) Fuchsia hatched all five eggs, however, her pink-eyed baby died after a few days. She now has four healthy Rosy babies, all with dark eyes.
2) Cherry hatched four of five eggs and two babies had pink eyes. One died a day later, the other lived ten days before dying. She has two healthy Rosy babies left, both with dark eyes.
3) Rosie hatched two of four eggs. Both babies have dark eyes and are doing well.
Currently, we have eight (8) healthy baby Rosy Bourke parakeets. All are banded.