Category Archives: Quakers

“Egg”static!

I have been watching closely as several of our Linnie and Quaker hens prepare for breeding. While I can never determine the exact date they will lay eggs, I do have a sense based on their behaviour. Just as a human mother knows instinctively how to hold her own baby, bird mothers are psychologically programmed […]

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Quaker Mutations

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Many people are unaware of the numerous colours in which parrots can be found. Other than green, which is the colour of Quaker Parakeets in the wild, all mutations are created by humans who have an understanding of genetics and breed birds selectively to achieve a certain colour trait in chicks produced. As this is […]

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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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In Full Swing!

I have been busy staring at the one Linnie chick.  It grows right in front of my eyes!  Now in a brooder to keep warm, I am hand-feeding it and it is doing very well and gaining weight.  It is able to support its body weight on its wobbly legs, and hold its head up.  Successfully […]

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Eggcellent News!

The days are longer and brighter and my birds know it! Roxie and Ricky are very proud of their three Conure eggs!  Yellowside/Cinnamon chicks are expected. Clair and Nathan keep peeking out of their nestbox to brag to the rest of the Linnie crew about their big plans for a big family.  Cobalt and marine […]

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The Tipping Point

I have just rearranged a few cages to make way for the new kids moving in, this Thursday!  Tula and Lola, my opaline (a.k.a. pallid) blue Quaker babies will soon be meeting their future husbands Thomas and Levi (blue Quaker babies). Baby Casey (pineapple green cheek Conure) will be arriving from Sunshine Aviaries in Woodstock.  […]

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More to Come!

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I am very excited about my plans to GROW my aviary, again!  I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pair of Quaker Parakeets in early 2015!  Of course, I simply HAVE TO have one as a pet, as well, so there are three more birds to come.  Oh, did I mention they will be […]

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