I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member. I only have 2 birds, one yellow fife (Felix)and my red factor (Clem). Only wanted the red really but got the fife first and am now attached to him.
Unfortunately Clem is currently orange since my attempts at colour feeding last year went terribly wrong. I fed him Haithe's ready mixed red food which he hated so I added seed to it. He subsequently became an expert at picking out the seeds only and that's what he spent the moult doing. So, I watched as during the summer he went from blood red to 'piebald' orange and red and then finally uniform orange (he's the bird in my avatar picture). This year I am armed with Carophyll red! Just been reading over some of the strategies posted by other forum members.
I look forward to getting involved with the Avon zone since I live in Bristol and really want to purchase a red mosaic at some point...they look stunning, such a contrast of colour.
Thanks for reading