Avigrain which mix ???

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10 Jun 2019, 13:53

Which mix to use finch blue or finch red ???
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10 Jun 2019, 15:23

Red is their standard mix, while blue is their premium mix. The blue mix doesn't have the black oilseeds that many finches (at least mine) refuse to eat.
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10 Jun 2019, 23:27

ShaneGowland wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:23
Red is their standard mix, while blue is their premium mix. The blue mix doesn't have the black oilseeds that many finches (at least mine) refuse to eat.
Agree
As well as no oilseeds (canola), the Blue contains no panorama and supposedly a higher content of red panicum and canary.
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11 Jun 2019, 09:38

I'm fairly certain there using imported seed in there mix you might want to check as it won't sprout.
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11 Jun 2019, 12:03

Have to disagree Mr Skeeter. Have been using it for years (Blue) and found it sprouts quite well, as a matter of fact did about a kilo yesterday. One thing though I found that the price from my supplier a couple of weeks ago went up to $45 for 20 kg bag.
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11 Jun 2019, 23:09

Wish finch seed was that cheap in country WA.
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12 Jun 2019, 10:02

i was talking to the chap from avigrain who was selling seed at the gunnadah bird sale he told me they will be using imported seed to mix with what they have left. they will not be the only ones as there is not much aussie seed around due to the drought, we are all praying for good rain fall this spring, cheers,
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12 Jun 2019, 10:58

It's been raining here in the WA Wheatbelt for the past 10 DAYS. So we are hoping for good things.
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12 Jun 2019, 13:55

the only seed they grow in winter is plain canary all the millet seeds are grown in spring there was no red pannicum white french, jap millet grown last season due to the drought so there will be shortage of these seeds. cheers
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13 Jun 2019, 08:00

It will be late Spring/early summer at best before any growers will be harvesting millet again.

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