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I just read up on Budas, hard breed to raise. Do you hand feed yours or foster with another breed? I would not have the time it takes to raise such a beautiful bird.

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I am just getting back into the hobby after 20+ years. When I was a teenager I had s.f. budapest and s.f. viennas. Right now I have 3 pair which are 5 grizzles and 1 blue. I plan on handfeeding,(i also breed parrots which i handfeed all babies). I do have a pair of pumpers that I will use just to see which way the babies do better. I will also let them try to raise a young one when the weather gets warmer, late spring early summer, just to see how they do. Hope that answered your question Big T. So to answer Pigeonmama question, I don't know what I will have but I love s.f. and I don't give up easily. BTW I am still waiting to see the pics of your winners.
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John,
I got my birds from Kari Jo. What a process. Our wonderful Terry W. baby sat these kids until it was warm enough to ship to Me. You can find their picture on Kari's website, I think it's www.sugarbunnie.com, and look under available birds. Laz is the grizzle and Lil (hen) is stork marked.
There were Budas for sale on eggbid, and same birds on www.slobberknockerlofts.com not too long ago, but just too durned cold to ship up here right now, and money a bit tight, besides. If I hear of other Budas becomming available, I'll let you know. I will be going to Sturbridge, Mass. show next month, and will look there also.
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Wolverine (my favorite of the X-Men)
What breed are you using as pumpers? Figuritas make good pumpers for Budas, too, so, if you decide to go with more pumpers, think about Figs.
Daryl (hand feeding an old style frill at this time)
 

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Daryl,
I only have 1 pair of pumpers. A classic frill satinette and a Italian Owl hen. I love Frills and if I have a pair I would end up breeding them instead of using them as pumpers. So a split pair I know I won't breed. So if i try to use Figs, I know I would end up breeding them and I just don't have alot of room. The "ghost" and "pigeon on crack" made me laugh. the "sugar tumbler" is neat, maybe Kari Jo is on to something...
 
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