6 October Raoul Richards

“The Blue Gouldian – Challenges and Rewards”

Speaker: Raoul Richards
Venue: Hall, corner Thynne Road and Wynnum Road, Morningside.
Date: 6 October 2023 ( Second Friday of September )
Time: 6:30pm for 7:30pm start.
Or Zoom: link to be emailed to QFS members.

Raoul Richards started in the bird hobby in Ipswich in 1975 at the age of 12 with Budgerigars. As the son of one of Queensland’s top Open Budgie breeder’s Roy Richards and with guidance from Barney Hackney, another of Queensland’s legendary bird enthusiast’s, Raoul had some great supporters. At 20 years old he became one of Australia’s youngest Budgerigar Judges after completing his judging exams. Raoul, and his father also kept a collection of Australian and Foreign Finches as well as African Lovebirds. In 2000 Raoul moved to America and spent 13 years in the States where he stayed in touch with the bird hobby doing aviary visits, attending shows and sales, gave the odd lecture, and judged occasionally. Returning to Australia in December 2014 Raoul quickly started building aviaries and now specialises in breeding Blue Gouldian’s and Mutations. The Blue Gouldian is a challenging mutation for many breeders, but with careful management it can be hugely rewarding. Raoul will outline how he has found success with them. Come and learn. Zoom will also be an option.


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