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Raising Spanish Thief Pouters


I recently purchased a pair of Laudinos and a pair of Gaditano/Marchenero crosses. Both laid eggs and fed milk, but when it was time to feed the babies seed, things didn't go well. The Gaditano crosses did well the first week but seemed to lose interest and didn't feed the baby well. The Laudinos let the baby get cold in the nest, so I moved it under a pair of homers. They warmed it up and feed it some, but no where near what they feed the homer baby in the next with it. Is this typical? Do any of you hand feed? If so, how? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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Re: Raising Spanish Thief Pouters


Yeah overall I would say that spanish pouters are not good parents, and that you should use fosters. I too learned the hard way and I have had to hand raise several babys. Find yourself a good heatsource and go to petsmart and buy a syringe,Kaytee exact handfeeding formula(its the best product ive found)if you decide to handfeed.
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Thanks. Did just as you advised. Worked like a charm.
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Have been feeding both babies with a syringe and Kaytee Exact parrot pellets. They are doing very well. Their parents, the Laudino pair and and the Marchenero/Gaditano cross pair are on eggs again. Wondering if those of you raising Spanish Thief Pouters have them in an open loft or keep each pair in breeding pens. When my pairs were in an open loft with homers both the males and females were courting whomever they could.
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Re: Raising Spanish Thief Pouters


I keep some of mine in an open loft but not a mixed loft, i.e., those I keep in an open loft are in breed specific lofts.

I once kept my Laudinos with Homers and ended up with way too many Homer Laudino crosses. What I have found it's the thief pouter hens that get the wrong sperm and that causes the crosses. I used to think it was because the thief pouter hens were whores but I found out for the most part it's because they breed so much, the wrong cоck can jump in on a hen while the pair is breeding. Once the pair bond is well established, I don't see much deliberate adultery.

So, in a breed specific open loft, when you do get bastard babies they will at least be of the same breed.

But as a rule, most people do breed thief pouters in individual cages.

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