First the recent championships in Tours, France. This was one of the best years in recent memory. I won 6 medals at the world championships. 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. The gold and silver medals I won with group and single blue. The bronze medals in group and single intensive. These results got me a lot of recognition. I was interviewed for 5 nation magazines and newspapers, and appeared on tv 3 times for regional channels. It Lll be difficult to match these results. In Tours there was a lot of interest for my work. I talked to a lot of breeders and took a bunch of pictures with them. I had little time for myself but I still enjoyed the attention.
The breeding started with a downer. The world champion single blue died, I had little time to enjoy this bird. I gave all birds a drop under the wing and used Tylosine against the black spots. The birds that won at the world compionships all did well, all except one were fertilised. These had to have been the best results I Lve ever had with breeding, and I Lve been doing this for 25 years.
I started at the end of Januari and by the start of June I had 280 young birds. It Ls July now and all birds are outside in their cages.