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hello, i am wondering if anyone would be interested in swapping some young white birds for other white young birds in the interest of diversifying bloodlines?
 

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I only want young ones and will only send you young ones. How many two, three?
 

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This is a group shot. I have three sitting on eggs so if you want I can swap maybe one from each pair around the end of May. This gives me time to learn the best way to ship to you. My birds safety comes first. By the way, I only have whites right now. Keeps the neighbors thinking I'm raising doves. I just call them rock doves.
 

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Also note I did not tag mine except with colored plastic tags. the color tell me which pair the babies came from or if I bought them from Sam, my mentor.
 

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Sorry aarongreen123 and maine123 I thought aarongreen123 wanted pictures of MY birds. But swapping from two or more lofts add to the diversity of bloodlines.
 

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Thanks Luckyt, they should be, my wife tells me I love my birds more than her. I tell her I do NOT nor will NOT even sleep with my birds, I ran cable out to the dog house for a reason. She still loves me.
 

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The going standard rate for shipping one or two birds is $45. Might be cheaper depending on weight. To save on the box. I could buy it, ship my birds to you, then you can use the box to ship your birds to me. I think three young birds is a good number. Better chance to get a hen and cock. You do realize I am trusting you.
 

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Are you talking to me? or aaron? If me I would have to think about it.
I do realize that you are trusting me. right now I only have 6 adults and four young.

2 of the young are 22 days old, and the other 2 are 7 days old, so for me to ship three we would have to wait a little bit. but that would also be time for me to think about it.

I would have to get back to you on that, and I will post a pic of my birds tomorrow, to make sure you would be interested in my birds.
 

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Big T,

Such nice looking birds. I am a sucker for white, and grizzled birds.
 

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Are you talking to me? or aaron? If me I would have to think about it.
I'm talking to both of you, Sam has about seven prisoners that I got my three pair from. I was wondering how I was going to deversify the bloodline. Since I now have a pair that is an older brother and sister from the same pair.

I would not send you any birds until these eggs hatch and the babies are over 28 days old, so take your time to think. Know while I treat and care for my birds you and I both will need a small place to quarentine for about two weeks. While we both care about our birds it is always better to be safe than sorry.

I also want to be sure about shipping, I like my birds too much to do anything to harm them and shipping is stressful.
 

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awesome

this is cool, i think 3 birds would be fine. i don't think its reasonable to assume that we all will have birds weaning at the same time so i think your plan of buying a box and sharing it is great. whoever has birds first should by the box and ship to recipient, then the recipient can use the same box to ship to nex recipient.

how does it work with getting birds back and forth between canada and the US? i would be particularly interested in trading with the person in canada as to save the shipping hassles. this would perhaps be something we could swap back and forth more often. only white birds right? that is all i am interested in at this point. what a great group here!
 

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I have whites as well, but no breeding till later this spring/summer. I would be interested in swapping for some new bloodlines in the future.
 

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OK, hear is my plan. I have three pair sitting on eggs now. Between now and when babbies are weaned I will go ahead and get a couple of boxs for shipping and learn what I can about shipping. When it is about two weeks from time to ship I will open a post and see if any one of you wants to swap. Depending on how many babies I have and how many interested I will ship two to three birds. Spirit Wings that includes you. My deal is I will pay to ship birds to you and you return the favor.

Spirit Wings if you want them then I will give you some and you can return the favor after you start breeding.

I mainly like this idea because most people on this forum care about their birds so I am sure you all take care of your birds. Also because we live so far apart this really helps with new bloodlines. Around here I worry about getting a sick bird unless I get it from my mentor who has given me all my birds so far. I saw whites for sale at two flea markets that you could NOT have given me. The birds look too sick and ill cared for. I was afraid of putting a sick bird in with my flock and getting all my birds sick.

My birds are on antibiotics right now because one got hurt with deep wounds by a hawk and I just wanted to be safe. Two more days and then I treat them with Probiotics then back on the Garlic and ACV. I will keep you informed.

Thanks, Tony
 

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interested

i am interested as well, i have 3 pair on eggs right now. i don't vaccinate right now but am interested in doing so if it is advised. i have had very few problems with my birds, mainly around when new birds have been introduced, learned the hard way. i use the acv, how do you guys use the garlic?
 

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i am interested as well, i have 3 pair on eggs right now. i don't vaccinate right now but am interested in doing so if it is advised. i have had very few problems with my birds, mainly around when new birds have been introduced, learned the hard way. i use the acv, how do you guys use the garlic?
Take one clove of garlic, smash it and put it in a gallon of water. Let it set overnight and use it the nest day. That is how I do it. JMO

George
 
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