THEW CULT OF THE BUDGERGAR BY W. WATMOUGH. (NEW)

THEW CULT OF THE BUDGERGAR BY W. WATMOUGH. (NEW)

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THE CULT Of the BUDGERIGAR BY W. WATMOUGH, P.Z.S. Tbe standard work dealing with every aspect of Breeding, Management and Exhibition of Wgerars THIRD EDITION Photograph Leslie Overend W. WATMOUGH CONTENTS PAGE LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS COLOUR PLATES Plate I-Skyblue CO . . fuing page 26 Plate -Grey Cock and Grey Green Hen . 43 Plate 3-Opalinc Blue Hen and Opaline Light Green Cock . 138 W. Plate 4-Lutino Cock . 155 Plate 5-Violet Cock and Cobalt Hen . . 218 i Plate 6-Light Green Cock . 235 1 HALFTONE The Author . Australian Bush Scene . v Ideal Exhibition Budgerigar Hen . Ideal Exhibition Budgerigar Cock . A Budgerigar Aiary . Standard Budgerigar Show Cage . Wild Seeds for Budgerigars . The Authors Bird Room and Perching System . Combined Aviary and Bird Roam . Aviary Showing Houses and Flights . A Picturesque and Practical Aviary . Interior of Combined Aviary and Bird Room . Show Faults in the Budgerigar-Plate I . Show Faults in the Budgerigar-Plate II . - Show Faults in the Budgerigar-Plate I11 . . 4 How to Wash a Budgerigar . Shapes of Skull, Cock and Hen . 23 Permanent WeepHoles . 89 Typical Nest Boxes . . . 102 Useful Nesting Receptacles . . 105 S Characteristics of an Exhibition Budgerigar . . 229 Working Plan of a Budgerigar Aviary . .Once again in the pages which follow there are expressed the views of some of the greatest living authorities on subjects on which they are recognised experts. To all of them I am indebted. l also wish to express my thanks to Mr. Albert Gamett, the aviary attendant at Linton- holme, with whom I have discussed on innumerable occasions every phase of Budgerigar breeding, management and exhibiting. And just as I did sixteen years ago in the Preface tothe first edition, so now I heartily thank those good fanciers resident in the West Riding of Yorkshire who have become such true friends of mine, in addition to Budgerigar lovers all over the world whom I have met or with whom I have corresponded during the very many years in which I have been so intimately associated with this delighduI Parakeet. I thank them for their understanding and co-operation on all occasions. It was indeed a fortunate day for me when I was persuaded to buy my wife two pairs of Budgies. It brought a new joy into my life-- a joy which remains and will never flee-away...