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  1. The applicant must have bred the birds in Canada.

  2. Applications for the First Breeding Award must be made within two years of hatching with December 31st being the deadline for applications within any given year.

  3. Each applicant must submit an article on the avicultural details of the first breeding suitable for publication in "The Avicultural Journal". The article will be placed in the next available Journal, whereupon comments, for or against the award, will be requested in two subsequent Journals.

  4. Applicants for the First Breeding Award must establish that the young are totally weaned and self-sufficient before submitting the application.

  5. Decisions on the First Breeding Awards will be made through an awards committee. Verification of any aspect of the application may be required by an A.A.C.C. Representative or Judge.

  6. Only identifiable sub-species will be given recognition. Sub-species of an avian species that has already been bred in Canada will not be awarded a First Breeding Award, unless there is good documentation of the species previously bred and the sub-species. There must exist a significant difference between the species and the sub-species.



An article suitable for publication in “The "Avicultural Journal" containing information using the following guidelines:

  1. Species information: age of parent birds, method of sexing, how long were the birds paired before breeding, courtship display.

  2. Housing: were they bred indoor or outdoors, size of aviary, size of cage, type of nest used, dimensions and materials formulas were used, why used, perches.

  3. Nesting: how many eggs, how many clutches, who incubated the eggs, did the pair raise the young, were they handfed, what formulas were used, why were the young pulled for handraising.

  4. Feeding: do you feed cafeteria style or is your seed mixed, what are the percentages of the individual seeds, commercial feeds, how often do you feed, how is water provided.

  5. Photographs of the parents, young, aviaries.

These are only suggestions for setting up the article we request. Please add any information you feel pertinent.


Mail all applications to:

A.A.C.C., First Breeding Awards

c/o #109 - 1633 Hillside Ave., Victoria BC, V8T 2C4



First Breeding List of Species:

(if you have anything to add to this list, please contact the webmaster at


Agapornis cana 1987 (Madagascar Lovebird)

Agapornis personata lilianae 1991 (Nyasa Lovebird)

Agapornis taranta taranta 1991 (Abyssinian Lovebird)

Aidemosyne modesta 1987 (Cherry Finch)

Amandava amandava amandava 1974 (Strawberry Finch)

Amazona ochrocephala oratrix 1990 (Mexican Double Yellow Head)

Amazona ochrocephala panamensis 2000 (Panama Amazon) - William Aimers

Amazona tucumana (Tucuman Amazon)

Amazona ventralis, 2000,  (Hispaniolan Amazon) - Geoffrey Mascarenas

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus 1989 (Hyacinthe Macaw)

Aratinga canicularis 1967 (Half Moon Conure)

Aratinga leucophthalmus 2009 (White-Eye Conure) - Danyele Vachon

Aratinga pertinax pertinax 1966 (St. Thomas Conure)

Brotogeris tirica, 2000 (Plain Parakeet) - Glen Gyoerick

Cacatua roseicapilla roseicapilla 1990 (Rose Breasted Cockatoo)

Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata 1984 (Citron Crested Cockatoo)

Colius striatus 1987 (Striated Coly)

Copsychus malabaricus 1987 (Shama Thrush)

Coryphospingus cucullatus 1991 (Crimson Piliated Fnch)

Cyanoramphus auriceps 1979 (Yellow Fronted Kakariki)

Cyanoramphus novaezelandie 1971 (Red Fronted Kakariki)

Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus 1990 (Hawk Headed Parrot)

Estrilada subflava 1980 (Gold Breasted Waxbill)

Estrilada troglodytes 1986 Red Eared Waxbill)

Forpus coelestis coelestis 1990 (Celestial Parrotlet)

Gallicolumba luzonica 1975 (Bleeding Heart Pigeon)

Liothrix lutea 1985 (Pekin Robin).

Lonchura cantans 1981 (African Silverbill).

Lonchura castaneothorax 1987 (Chestnut Breasted Fnch).

Lonchura malibarica 1981 (Pearl Headed Silverbill)

Lonchura quinticolor 1996 (Five-coloured Mannikin) Mark Sproule

Loriculus galgulus 2000 (Blue Crown Hanging Parrot) - Patricia & James Taylor

Lorius chlorocercus 2000 (Yellow-bibbed Lory) - Patricia & James Taylor

Mandingoa nitidula 1985 (Green Backed Twinspot).

Neophema bourkii 1978 (Bourkes Parakeet).

Neophema pulchella 1980 (Turquoisine).

Opopsitta diophthalma 1992 (Double-eyed Fig Parrot).

Oryzoborus angolensis 2002 (Curio Finch) - Dr. Orlando da Silva

Poephila acuticauda 1983 (Grass Finch).

Poephila bichenovii 1983 (Bicheno).

Poephila cincta cincta 1984 (Parsons Finch).

Poephila gouldiae 1980 (Gouldian Finch).

Poephila personata 1984 (Masked Finch).

Poephila phaeton 1983 (Fire Finch).

Poephila ruficauda 1987 (Star Finch).

Poicephalus rufiventris rufiventris 1990 (Red Bellied Parrot)

Pionites leucogaster 2000 (White Bellied Caique) - David T. Longo

Pionus chalcopterus 1987 (Bronze Winged Pionus).

Pionus fuscus 1987 (Dusky Parrot).

Pionus menstruus 1987 (Blue Headed Parrot).

Psittacula alexandri fasciata 1978 (Moustache Parakeet).

Psittacula columboides 1976 (Malabar Parakeet).

Psittacula cyanocephala 1968 (Plumhead Parakeet).

Psittacula himalayana 1969 (Slaty Headed Parakeet).

Psittacula longicauda 1979 (Long Tailed Parakeet).

Psittaculirostris salvadorii 1992 (Salvadori's Fig Parrot).

Pyrrhura egregria 2000 (Demerara or Fiery-shouldered Conure) - Janet & Brian Casagrande

Pyrrhura perlata lepida, 2000 (Pearly Conure) - Janet & Brian Casagrande

Pyrrhura picta lucianii 1966 (Lucian's Conure).

Pyrrhura picta roseifrons (Rose Fronted Conure), David T. Longo

Pyrrhura Rhodocephala 2004 (Rose-Crowned Conures) - Darlene Johnson

Pytilia hypogrammica 1986 (Yellow Winged Pytilia).

Sicalis flaveola 1985 (Safron Finch).

Trichoglossus goldiei 2000 (Goldie’s Lory) - Val Perry

Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri 2000 (Meyer’s Lory) - Glen Gyoerick

Uraeginthus bengalis 1985 (Cordon Blue).


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