Single Status Update
I keep Pictorella's my problem is clear eggs. This year I have reared 12 young from 12 hatched all from 1 pair. I have had 3 pairs which have all laid clear rounds mine have all been raised by Bengalese. All I feed the fosters with is Kings Egg Food and Perl Morbide and Verselaga Tropical seed. Last year I bred 8 young and all 8 survived. At the moment I have 12 pairs of Pictorellas and will be taking some to Stafford. if you are interested in swapping some I would be interested.
Hi Pete, it's me Gerard Barrett, I didn't know you were a member here, we spoke by email a few weeks back.
Fertility has not been a problem for me. I'm getting large clutches, 6 to 8 eggs, usually 7 and I've never had less than 6 eggs fertile and hatching. Very tough losing so many, the bengies just don't seem to want to feed them. I've tried hand feeding them for the first day or 2 two in the hope that the bengies would eventually take over but that hasn't worked either.