Hey everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated the blog, I’m so sorry!
WOW it is breeding season again! Feels like I haven’t even really had much of a break to be honest, but the birdies certainly feel quite differently. Lots of hormones going on with the nest boxes going in over the last few weeks. Bring on spring!
KEMPSEY AUCTION IN NSW
We are proud to announce we will be attending the first Mid North Coast Avicultural Society’s ‘Fly into Spring’ Bird Auction on Sunday the 24th of September, 2023 in Kempsey NSW. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on some awesome breeding pairs, save on freight costs and have a chat. We will have a fair few of our past season babies up for sale, so if you are interested in wetting your feet with mutation quaker breeding and want to have access to genetic support, please come and say hi! The auction will operate under the ‘bid card’ system, and you will be able to walk through and view all the birds before the auction starts at 10:30am. To see what quakers we are taking with us, click here: https://www.maranathaaviaries.com/aviary-for-sale
NEW SPECIES ALERT: BOURKE’S PARROTS
We are thrilled to have the chance to handraise some gorgeous little Bourke’s parrots this season, in two colours Rosa (opaline) and Cream (fallow). Bourke’s make such great, placid companion parrots in such gorgeous pinks and yellow hues. Their page on the website is in progress! Stay tuned 😁
COLOURS WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR
Since we specialise in the less common mutations in both the conures and quakers, it is going to be an exciting season seeing what mutations end up being produced this year. In the green cheeks, we will of course still have our gorgeous single and double factor violets in turquoise combinations (straight, opaline, cinnamon and pineapple), plus the high red pineapples. In the quakers, we are able to produce a whopping 38 different colour combos this season! Of course, there is no guarantee to produce all of them but it certainly makes for a fun wait for those feathers to pop through 😁. There should be plenty of colours to choose from out of our normals, opalines, pallids, pallidinos and inos. Check out our comprehensive colour charts for each species by clicking the buttons below:
THINKING OF A NEW FAMILY MEMBER THIS YEAR?
Getting a new bird can be a really daunting but exciting experience, and you might be wondering if it is the right time or decision to purchase one. And that’s okay! Take a few minutes to read this article about the realities of owning a parrot.
Deposits are now open also to secure your spot for a particular colour you had your eye on, you can flick me an email or give me a call on 0423 470 041. We require a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold a bub for you until it is ready, and will send a receipt confirming your payment has been received. You will be updated at every stage and get plenty of baby pictures while they grow so we can work out the best fit for you and your family.
To find out more about buying a bird from us and what is included with your new feathered family member, you can read about it here.
AVAILABLE HANDRAISED QUAKERS
As of 15/9/23, we have just a few playful quakers left from last season, if you were looking for a bub. Here’s what we have left: 🦜Cobalt Pallid girl 🦜Mauve boy 🦜Blue Pallid boy https://www.maranathaaviaries.com/handraised-for-sale
We have some more exciting updates coming shortly, watch this space!
Until next time,