Pieds with potential
Cage & Aviary Birds|December 18, 2019
More than just a lesser variety, the dominant pied will introduce challenge and change into most studs, reckons CLIVE WAKEMAN. Here he discusses pairings to try and others to avoid
CLIVE WAKEMAN

ANYONE wishing to take up breeding dominant pied budgerigars can do so quite easily by obtaining a bird of this variety from a breeder.Cock or hen does not matter, since either sex is capable of producing 50 per cent of their own kind when paired up. Of course, a cock can be paired with more than one hen and by that means more pied youngsters could be produced in a single breeding season. Dominant pieds come in all the mainstream colours – all shades of blue, green, grey green and grey – and many excellent examples have been put on the show bench over the years.

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