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About MKP

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  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    West Midlands
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    Foreign Finches, currently keep Gouldians,Golden Song Sparrows, St Helenas and Painted Finches in a mixed flight.

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  1. MKP

    For All New Members

    Hi Brian & Aussie? Welcome to the site, you will find lots of useful information and plenty of helpful like minded bird keepers on here so any questions or concerns ask away? atb Mark.
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    Hi Shaun, Yes, i think it is still worth while having an FF area at March Staffs as that is where i found most of the members i have met in the past and had a good chat to a few of them. Without having the FF area there is a high probability we would have passed each other by whilst shuffling around the main hall. Regards Mark
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    A Full Day Out

    Hi James. Glad you enjoyed the day overall and got the Softbills you wanted. Grandad to the rescue with the Chinese Painted! Hope they all settle down to breed for you. Regards Mark.
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    Stafford is ON

    So far from the FB sites there is only Aviform not going.
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    March 2018 Stafford bird show

    Hi Jan, I'm going again, wouldn't miss it as March is the best one for non parrot like usually.hoping to pick up a cock Painted finch and maybe a nice pair of yellow faced Stars and seed etc. Do you have any birds at the moment Jan? atb Mark
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    parrot finches wanted

    Hi Bob, Have you tried Steve Squires, he's not far from you? Regards Mark
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    new member... kind of

    Sounds good, keep us posted on your progress. Maybe even a few photo's?
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    new member... kind of

    Hi Mark, Welcome back, nice to read that your son is also interested in keeping and breeding birds and the list of birds you have kept and bred before is interesting. I vaguely remember an article on Song Sparrows and i still have a couple of pairs after breeding these for several years. There are still a few other active members in the South Wales area that keep the birds you are planning to purchase. Might be worth sending Daz a pm. Have you set up a bird room or outdoor flight or some of both? atb Mark.
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    New sponsor Aviform

    Well done to the Admin team, a good company to sponsor and support a great site.
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    Bechino Cock Wanted

    Hi Mike, Sorry, can't help with the Bechino but nice to know you are still keeping birds! atb Mark
  11. Hi All, Just got back from Staffs, enjoyed the day,well done to Shaun and the team for organising such a good event. Met a couple of members i haven't spoken to before Krissy & Marsha although no doubt by the next time we meet i will not remember which one is which. Great job on the refreshments raising cash for the site. Also had a chat to Jon Shaw & Blanket- always nice to meet up with other members. Picked up seed etc from Gerhard and a nice couple of Goudlians and Painted hen from John Shaw plus a cock St Helena from Phil Mumford.- thanks again chaps. Good to catch up with a few familiar faces from on here too. Not quite as many tables with birds as usual but a little easier to get around. Saw a beautiful pair of Mesias on Phil Cleetons table but at £900 a little too steep for my short arms and deep pockets. How did your day go? atb Mark
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    Hi John, Welcome aboard, lots of like minded helpful people on here so any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Nice part of the country you are in too. atb Mark.
  13. Hi, I'm going but not having a table this time as my Gouldians have not fully moulted in time. Will be exchanging a couple of other birds for unrelated pairs and picking up seed etc. Hope to catch up with a few members off here. Mark.
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    New Member North Yorkshire

    Hi Keith, Welcome aboard, do you currently cage breed your birds or are they in a mixed flight? Regards Mark.
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    Hello Everyone

    Hi Ken, Welcome to the site from another "local". I'm in Solihull. What colour Gouldians do you keep and are they cage bred or aviary? Regards Mark.