So we fish. We all have that in common. But most have or have had, other interests that we can share, apart from families and homes? A long time ago we became interested in birds; an interest that has lasted throughout our lives. At its peak we had numerous aviaries holding close to five hundred birds. As time passed, like with many things and other people, our interests became more fine tuned as we develop in what ever it is that we do. Eventually we specialised in Australians parrots, of which there are many, and breeding pure strains of predominantly Lady Amherst and Golden pheasants. We still had the usual finches, quail etc. as well. Over years, endeavouring to produce different colour variants, people crossed amhersts and goldens to a point where pure colours were almost impossible to find. What they almost did was destroy the originals of these magnificent birds. After buying multitudinous pairs, finding incorrect feather colours, and rejecting them as crossbreeds; we finally created pairs that threw to perfect original breed colours. These became well known in the avicultural world, were in great demand, and people travelled long distances to buy settings of eggs. We never sold eggs, but would hatch and rear the chicks for sale. That itself was a challenge. It was a most wonderful hobby; (but like many others, don't expect to make much money from it). We gave up our birds when we moved to eastern Victoria. That's an extremely brief and minute resume'. What have you done or still do as a hobby?