Friday, November 30, 2012

Bib Scalloping 2

Here is an rough example of well defined scallop lines that have a white looking edge.

Bib Scalloping

I found this Japanese Bengalese quite interesting.
1) Because the Breast Scalloping is fairly wide and defined and
2) Because the lighter rim is quite white.

Something that is a long term idea of mine is to try and develop Bengalese with a bright white (at least quite light) extremely well defined scallop line. This is something that is not available on the Euro Hybrid because their bib is solid

New Benglalese Colour Chart.

JMC is the Bengalese and Lonchura Society in the Netherlands. The UK book "The Bengalese Finch" originates from this group.


These read from left to right;

- Self Chocolate, Self Chestnut, Self Fawn, Black Grey

- Chestnut Grey, Red Grey, Dilute Self Chestnut, Dilute Self Fawn, Dilute Chestnut Grey

- Dilute Red Grey, Chestnut Clearwing, Fawn Clearwing, Chestnut Grey Clearwing, Red (Fawn[Admin]) Grey Clearwing

- Chocolate Pearl, Grey Pearl, Cremino, Grey Ino, Pink-Eyed White (Albino[Admin])

- Pied, Spotted White Headed, White Headed With Cap, White Headed With Eye Markings, Black-Eyed White

- Crested "Bonten", Frizzled With Breast Frills "Chiyoda", Frizzled With Neck Frills and Crest "Chunagon", Frizzled With Breast Frills Neck Frills and Crest "Dianagon"

For all Frilled Bengalese, the "Quotation" comments are the Japanese names as Japan is the origin of these particular Frills.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dural Aviary

Well, I have finally finished off the security door for the aviary so I have now put birds in, and opened up both sides of the aviary now. I am very happy with some of the stock that I have now and the clock is ticking for when we get into a property next year and properly begin my breeding program. But for now things are going well.