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by Gary Fitt
Learn the tricks and easy way to breed bush flies as an exceptional source of live food for your finches.
Up Coming Events 2015
Date: June 5, 2015
Title: "Keeping and breeding finches the old fashioned way"
Speakers: Ron Porter (QLD)
Ron has had a lifetime association with
birds. His father kept canaries and pigeons before he and
Ron moved into keeping finches, specifically Gouldians and
Stars. His presentation will focus on the changes in
attitudes and methods of keeping and breeding finches and in
aviary design that he has observed over 70 years of
aviculture. Ron will question the modern day methods of
finch keeping and aviary design, and the impact that they
may be having on the breeding results of our birds. He will
discuss the relationship of environment, endemic food and
the interaction of birds and their environment. His methods
of finch keeping will create food for thought for all finch
enthusiasts. Finally, Ron as coordinator of the QFS Yellow
Siskin Conservation program, will also provide a report on
the current situation of that program and discuss the
experiences of our current group of Volunteer Breeders of
this interesting species.
QFS Finch Conservation Program
DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
SILVERBILLS AND JAVAN MUNIAS NOW AVAILABLE
We have previously outlined the QFS Finch Conservation Program. We now have young pairs of African Silverbills AND Javan Munias available to go to volunteer breeders who wish to participate in the Conservation Program. Provided you are willing to meet the conditions of the program you will be given two pairs of Silverbills or two pairs of Javan munias. All birds are DNA sexed. Silverbills are available at $35 a pair to cover the cost of DNA sexing. The Javan Munias are initially at no cost. They are available to QFS members ANYWHERE in Australia. Both species are easy to breed and no trouble in an aviary. If you are interested please contact the relevant coordinator for African Silverbills, Gary Fitt. email@example.com or 07 32026779, for Javan Munias, Chris Leeper. firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2014 NFSA Newsletter!
recently passed in the Queensland Parliament - Please read this very important issue here and download Letter Templates.
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QFS Out of Brisbane Meetings
November 19 2011 saw an excellent turnout of finch enthusiasts for the QFS meeting in Tamworth. Members and friends from as far as Sydney heard three excellent talks, enjoyed a finch ID competition
and tried hard to win in the raffle.
If you would like to suggest a
QFS meeting in your region just contact the President and put
your case forward!