First Young Longtail Hecks 2015

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09 Mar 2015, 01:03

Attached is a photo of my first young Longtail Hecks of 2015. There are two normals and two creams in the nest. I have been focusing on isobels, creams and albinos over the last three years and now have some good quality normals carrying both cream and isobel. This nest is from a pair of normals. The hen comes from a normal cock paired to an isobel hen and the cock has several generations of cream and isobel in its parentage. I understand that when cream and isobel combine in the same bird it produces the albino bird. My breeding results would seem to support this.

Charlie B
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09 Mar 2015, 01:47

Just an update to my last posting. The last egg in the photo has just hatched and it is another cream.

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09 Mar 2015, 07:56

Thanks for posting Charlie,do you put closed rings on the young?
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09 Mar 2015, 08:35

Yes, I close ring all the birds that I breed. I also record their details on bird breeding software that allows me keep track of their genetic inheritance to improve my chances of getting the young that I am trying to breed. Sometimes it works. At other times I am left scratching my head trying to work out why I am getting something different from what I expected.

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23 Mar 2015, 00:47

Photo of my young Hecks at 2 weeks old. All are well fed and are now closed rung. As you will see there are a variety of mutations, all from the same normal parents.
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23 Mar 2015, 15:40

Hi Charley,you certainly have a box of licorice alsorts there,good to see.
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26 Mar 2015, 08:51

I am trying to breed good quality creams and albinos. I understand that the best way to do this is to breed them from good normals carrying cream and albino, hence the mixture of mutations in the nest.

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29 Mar 2015, 20:36

They look good. Love to see the next progress shots.
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07 Apr 2015, 22:14

G'day Charlie,how are those young Long Tails going,any more photos?
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09 Apr 2015, 08:16

Hi Jack,
They have left the nest over the last week.Still a bit wild. I will get some photos in a few days when they have settled down.

Charlie B

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