Sunday, January 19, 2014

Red-Eyed Rosy Bourke Babies

Previous clutches.
These babies with red eyes will be Opaline Fallow Rosy Bourkes. The usual black feathers will be gray and their heads will be either solid rose, or white. It is possible to have red eyes, even in Normal Bourkes. Those would have a paler brown and black. However, since our birds are all Rosy Bourkes and not Normals, our red-eyed babies are always Opaline Fallow Rosies.

When Rosie and Pretty Boy managed to hatch pink-eyed offspring, I was excited. After that,Fuchsia, and her mate, Flame hatched five eggs ... one with pink eyes. 

Although very light pink now, after a molt, all Rosy Bourkes
will darken in color somewhat, including this one.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hand Feeding Lineolated Parakeets Video

This video was taken when the birds were 17 and 18 days old. I did another ten days later and will put it up soon. Have to load it into You Tube.
Also did one of a 5-day-old Bourke parakeet being hand fed. I love hand feeding baby birds, but they're getting me up at all hours of the night!

Below is a link to my earlier post with these same babies: 
Peace & Blessings.