Updated 8-1-2014 We have just finished moving. The aviary is open again!
Breeding season is over until this fall so I am making a wait list right now!!!
Welcome To Colorado Budgies Aviary!
Welcome to my aviary! My name is Amy and I am a very small hobby breeder located in Englewood near the River Point Shopping Center.
I specialize in Budgies and keep a small amount of birds so that we can be sure to properly socialize and care for each of our birds. Usually I have around 5-6 hens and the same for the cocks. Because of that I do not mass produce so that you can have a baby as fast as possible. Our birds are a part of the family. We take things slow, and I put many many hours, weeks or months planning each pairing because I breed for health, type and temperament above all else.
This aviary is run by myself and my 11 year old son. We are based on professionalism, dependability, honesty and cleanliness. I don't breed for money, the price of the budgie babies doesn't even cover the cost of the food I feed them. I breed for the love of the breed and the enjoyment of genetics and what I can make and improve on. What drives me is improving on the over all quality of the species.
I was established as a Budgie breeder in 1983. I have been a serious American Budgie & American English cross exhibitor for ¾ of my life. I also have extensive experience showing Zebra finches. I have spent most of my life hand feeding and raising everything from Zebra finches to Hyacinth Macaws, but my breeding experience includes Cockatiels, Canaries, Quaker Parakeets, Zebra finches, Star finches, Gouldian finches & Society finches.
I have a strong passion for Budgies they have always been my favorite. I love my Sky Blues, Cobalt's, Lutino's and Mauve's all with yellow faces. I especially adore the Spangles and Dominant Pieds!
The reason I breed is to benefit and improve the Budgie species as a whole. My English Budgies are from show lines and I breed for show standards. But after a while English can become lazy, infertile and bad parents. Also the English life expectancy is half of the Americans, because of that I have a full English line and an American/English cross line to add fertility, vitality, breedability and longevity into the lines. At some point when I bring the crosse's size up the the English size I will add the lines together. A wise person once told me "don't discount those lil Americans, they can be of huge benefit to your lines!" And its true! For me improving on longevity and health is so important!
Considering that I do breed for myself, and for my needs and to reach my goals, I cannot keep all of my babies, which is where you can benefit from my breeding's. But please remember that I do breed for me. And I do not have Babies all the time, and birds breed seasonally from September through May. So you may have to wait. My goal is not to mass produce and have Budgies all of the time just for my adopters. Again, I breed just for me to improve them. I only breed my birds once a year, usually letting each pair do 2 clutches. And then they rest for a full year. It especially hard on females to be bred any more than that. Rarely I may let a male breed twice in a season but only after a few weeks rest. Since he doesn't work as hard.
Since my birds are not your typical pet shop animal, rather pedigreed quality stock I do rigorously screen all of my adopters as strictly as you would expect form a high quality, high end breeder. The same as you would expect a high quality breeder of show dogs, cats, horses or any other well bred pet. So do not expect for me to adopt to just anyone. Adopters need to show me that they are intelligent and ready for a pet before I give adoption approval. And I do deny adoption to some people. If you are expecting the best, you will be patient through the adoption process. This is how things work, as I am not a pet shop and cannot be expected to operate like one. So I will not have birds lying around for you if you want it today! Furthermore, I am a very patient, understanding person however; in order to make the adoption process go smoothly I need for you to read my "Adoption Process" page, "Planned Breeding's" page, and the "Nursery" pages thoroughly. All of the questions you have are answered there in great detail. I do appreciate a bit of research. Thank you!
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