Orange breasts breeding times

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Krebsj
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Do other breeders find that Orangne Breats breed in Autumn into winter, I can not recall mine ever breeding in spring?
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Krebsj
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I keep Orange Breasts in Southern NSW so its pretty cold here. I find my Orange Breasts seem to bypass September prefering to breed in Autumn Winter.
What do other breeders find.
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Ian Hamilton
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All year round, in fact stopping them requires actual separation. I guess its a nice problem to have.
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Tiaris
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Mostly Feb - Nov. Summer moult.
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starman
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First fledglings appeared at the beginning of May, still nesting at the present.
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Norto
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Mine have young in the nest at the moment and another pair re-building for another go. I have only had them since the start of May so not sure if they will stop or whether I may have to intervene to give them a break.
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Do you need live food for orange Breasts to breed, and if so where in Adelaide can you buy a regular supply.
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ratbag wrote: 03 Sep 2018, 11:20 Do you need live food for orange Breasts to breed, and if so where in Adelaide can you buy a regular supply.
Yup. Live food is especially important when breeding, but they should also be provided with occasional live food throughout the year.

I don't have many finches that require live food, so I can mostly get by with the mealworms I breed myself. Whenever I need a top-up, I just buy a tub from Petstock. I'm sure there are much cheaper sources of mealworms around though — try Camsal Aviaries, which is arguably the superior bird store in SA.
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I'm in Melbourne and mine seem to (unhelpfully) go down very late in the summer. Its frustrating because I find as soon as the cold sets in here the likelihood of egg-binding skyrockets whereas I never seem to have any problems with it in the warm weather. That leaves me with a very narrow window for OB's and strawberries.
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Glen Holland
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Naturally OB’s use discarded weaver nests and these are available about March. Could be this time is instinctive now. PS the best stimulus for them is a mist spray, I have even seen them mate in the mist
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