This web site has been created as a window into a privately funded facility in Europe which exclusively breeds Hyacinth Macaws.

Our objectives are to establish a substantial long term breeding programme with the ultimate aim being to have the capability of re-establishing the species in the wild.

Our operation has been running for close to 10 years and consists of a number of substantial breeding aviaries, free flights, a hatchery, nursery, medical laboratory and ancillary buildings that support a large population of Hyacinth Macaws.

We are now starting to get into position whereby we are able to consider:

• Breeding loans
• Swaps
• Sales of surplus pairs and babies
• Purchase of new bloodlines

Our primary interest will be to support our and other breeding programmes, zoos and private individuals who have similar aims and objectives.

Currently we have in excess of 50 entirely separate bloodlines and our intention is to build on this in order to create a diverse population for breeding purposes.

We welcome any serious enquiries within Europe, initially, and can be contacted via email at mike4713@gmail.com
Hyacinth Macaws breeding, Hyacinth Macaw

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This egg was under the Mother for 20 days prior to being placed in the incubator. It has already internally pipped and we can now see the beginning of a hatching taking place.   This is the youngster actually hatching.   The baby resting after hatching.
         
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First feed   Second youngster of clutch hatching.  Note dates of laying and first egg weight are written in pencil on the eggshell   The baby with a full crop.  Blood testing has shown it to be a male.
         
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A week or two later showing good growth and a full crop.   Second baby resting after hatching   Baby being weighed. Note the feathers are just starting to come through.
         
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Pin feathers opening.   A six week old baby with partly digested crop.   10/11 month old youngster.  Body weight heavier than fully grown adult.
         
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A pair of 3 years olds in a large free flight displaying mating behaviour prior to being moved into their own breeding Aviary.   A pair in full breeding mode. Note how they have enlarged the nest box entrance.
This tends to encourage breeding and we often deliberately make the entrance too small for this reason.
  More mating behaviour.
         
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A pair with eggs.   Showing defensive behaviour.   Another pair showing aggression.
         
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A favourite macadamia being "rolled" to find a weak spot to break it open.   Birds of 2-3 years age in a larger free flight where pairing begins to occur.   Birds lining up to eat their favourite Macadamia nuts.
         
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2-3 years olds in a larger free flight.   One of many home-made "toys" to encourage group activity in a larger free flight.   A number of 2 year olds in a small free-flight Aviary, prior to being moved into a large free flight which will encourage early pairing.
         
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3 year olds flocking to water.   A mated pair in the outdoor flight of their Aviary.   At bird bath in the morning.