Category Archives: Linnies

Linnies are GROWING!

We have four wee ones in the nest boxes! While it is still too early to determine their final colouring, they have developed a soft white “fuzz” over the entirely of their bodies. This is the very first layer of feathers they will develop, and is designed mainly for warmth. The next layer will appear […]

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Linnies On The Way!

As the breeding season draws to a close, our Linnie parents had a few more surprises under their feathers! Linnie chicks are expected to hatch in November, 2015, and will be ready for their new homes shortly after Christmas. If interested in owning one of these delightful cuties, please contact us and request to be […]

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Well Said!

I was chatting with a comrade about birds, this morning.  One thing I love about this hobby is the people-connections that are made.  It is great to “talk shop” with other bird breeders to share tips and tricks and techniques.  It is so exciting when everything goes right and I have a fist-full of wriggling […]

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Growing Fast!

I feed the best foods I can, all year round, including Harrison’s pellets and almost everything from the produce section!  My little Linnie family is eating me out of house and home!  The chicks are fat and sassy (mostly fat!) and the teeny feathers are just beginning to break through the skin.  There is a […]

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So far, all good!

I woke up Heidi, and coaxed her out of her nestbox:  all three chicks were cuddled together, wriggling!  They have dark eyes, which indicates there won’t be any Lutino among them.  I suspect, therefore, the chicks likely will be turquoise (a.k.a. marine) and olive. It is so exciting when the feathers come in!  At first, […]

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And then there were…

Three!  Heidi and Nigel have three chicks, now, and one more egg!  Cross your fingers!

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Here Comes Me!

Heidi and Nigel have welcomed a new baby to their nest!  Right on time:  the fourth of July! I am hoping I have a chance to peek today and that there is another sibling.  In the meantime, I am busy cooking eggs and quinoa, grating carrots… preparing an endless buffet to give Baby a huge […]

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Don’t Count your Conures…

… or Linnies before they hatch! I just finished checking on eggs!  I believe Heidi has two chicks under her tummy! Unfortunately, Roxie is still learning how to be a mother, and Claire is having a poor season, so far. I can’t help but laugh at my super-silly Quakers.  The lovely lady laid four eggs […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

My feathered fathers in my aviary don’t have time to go out to dinner, today!  They are too busy helping their mates prepare the nurseries for the hatchlings! I am thrilled to see four eggs (so far) with one pair of my Quakers!  Tula is a dilute blue, and Thomas is blue.  Babies in varying depths of […]

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Linnies versus Parrotlets

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One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Which species makes the best pet?  Linnies or Parrotlets?” I have bred both, and owned both species as pets. There is no “best” pet:  both are great! Parrotlets are adorable…. so very cute and funny! Their faces almost appear to be smiling. You have to, […]

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