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by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: candling question
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: candling question

Hi Ellie The torch should be fine to use, I use about the same strength to check my eggs. Give it until sunday, normally 8 days after the start of incubation you can start seeing some more difinitive changes. If it shows clear, like nothing inside then they will be infertile. They will start with sm...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How long before disposing of eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: How long before disposing of eggs

HI there Give her until atleast 35 days. Depending on how she was incubating her eggs it may take a little longer to hatch out. I had a restless pair that took atleast a week and a bit longer to hatch out her eggs. Although, if you hear any peeping you may find the shell is too hard and the bub is b...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: timing before laying an egg?
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: timing before laying an egg?

Hi Ellie This year my season has been very disrupted. I moved half of my pairs to the new house and I have a dog that thinks it's a game to run around their avairies and disturb them as much as he can. My 1 pair that I expected to nest early july only went down 2.5 weeks ago. Another pair I had seen...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Celebrating our first ever egg
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: Celebrating our first ever egg

Congrats on your first egg!! :D Exciting times ahead!! I remember my first year I was over the moon with happiness. I hate to say..... The excitement and happiness NEVER go away!!! :lol: I am on my 6th year and I still act like a kid in a candy store when the first, second and every pair go down :D ...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere
Replies: 27
Views: 3461

Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Hi all 1st clutch of eggs started hatching. 2/3 hatched by yesterday. The other should have hatched either last night or today. Can't wait for them to start pinning :D 2nd pair started laying on the 01/08/14. Will check the nest box on friday again. I don't like to disturb them too often if I can he...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Notice about breeding IRN's in South Africa?
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Notice about breeding IRN's in South Africa?

Hi You will find all the info under this topic: http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=18849 So far as I know the legislation has not been passed as yet, and the proposed ban has been taken from a 'no breeding under any circumstances' to 'you can breed but will need a permit'. I am...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what is this color?
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: what is this color?

Hi Seefm5 That hen belongs to me. She is a blue edged hen, possibly cinnamon involved too. Does your hen have markings on her flight feathers or are her flight feathers a more grey,blue brown wash. A straight colour? If she is edged, you would go to the 0.1 section on the genetic calculator and tick...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere
Replies: 27
Views: 3461

Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Hi all Been on holiday so this post is a little late. Discovered my first eggs last weekend. 4 beautiful eggs. She must have started laying roughly on the 09 july, finished around about the 13th which means hatch date will be around 3rd august. Candled them, this last weekend, from what i could see,...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Forum of breeders and not bird lovers

Hi Ernieis Awesome I am a breeder, female at that, and I used to be very active on this forum. :) I started out breeding in 2009, before I became a breeder, I acquired a little green IRN whom I named Biscuit, the breeder never helped me and I was completely in the dark when I raised her. She is now ...
by McmillanBirds
Mon May 05, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere
Replies: 27
Views: 3461

Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

For the pairs where there is a nest box up, definite nest box activity, shavings being chucked out, courtship happening. Young pairs sharing of food and occassional dancing, they are still not 100% sure of each other as yet. Things are definitely looking up :) Can't wait for this season to get into ...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: new birds mutation?
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: new birds mutation?

under the 0.1 section, you would tick grey sf and pallid :)
by McmillanBirds
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: new birds mutation?
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: new birds mutation?

Hi there

Your new bird looks to be a greygreen pallid with the pictures, however if there is a blue sheen in the tail then it is a green pallid.

Best of luck with your new baby :)

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****
Replies: 71
Views: 20299

Re: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****

So after all is said and done, today is D-Day. Anyone know what time the verdict will be out?
by McmillanBirds
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****
Replies: 71
Views: 20299

Re: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****

I have signed the petition and e-mailed Nomahlubi twice. I decided to google what else was on the invasive species proposal. Here is the full comprehensive list: www.gov.za/documents/download.php?f=209566 Just for a laugh, the Strelitzia is on that list- our national flower. For all you fisherman, b...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****
Replies: 71
Views: 20299

Re: **** URGENT ALL South African Breeders ****

Count me in, please please please forward me any info, petitions, whatever needs to be done. I am shocked to see this.

cbhmcmillan(at)hotmail.com or cbhmcmillan(at)gmail.com

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 29061

Re: SL Edged

Skyes_crew wrote:Those grey green edged babies are so beautiful. :D
Thanks :) waiting for the dna results to come back. I think they are both males though, keeping one for future breeding.
by McmillanBirds
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 29061

Re: SL Edged

updated pics http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7154/g1rs.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6360/2kn1.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/3958/kdib.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2882/flto.jpg Uploaded wi...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 29061

Re: SL Edged

Hi all An update ?cobalt turq grey edged, pics were taken with a camera, just over a week ago before it went to its new home. http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8932/thdf.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4325/w2wt.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us I will try get updated...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Bit concerned about a bald patch on my 5 week old
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Bit concerned about a bald patch on my 5 week old

Hi

A 5 week old baby is not fully featherd as yet. The neck, above the crop and some stomach areas are the last to sort of fill in. If your baby is genuinely 5 weeks old, I wouldn't worry too much.

Take Care
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 29061

Re: SL Edged

Hi all Just a few pics. A cobalt turq edged. I have placed a standard blue baby next to it so one can see the comparison. The edging has made the baby appear quite a bit lighter. I assumed normal blue so pulled from the nest, when I had it next to the other blue baby I realised my mistake. Taken las...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 7060

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Hi Lushen Snowy will most likely lay no less than 4 eggs per clutch. For the 4 years she bred with me she would normally have 4-6 eggs, hardly ever an infertile egg at that too so best of luck with her :) I am thrilled she has gone down for you :) I see she is up to her old tricks of demolishing her...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 38941

Re: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck

If you want to continue with 4 feeds a day, try: 6am 11am 4pm 9pm When it is 4 weeks old, feed it 3 times a day: 7am 1pm 7pm (At 5 weeks start placing baby in the cage with Seeds/pellets/fruit and veg, during the day, at night back in the box) At 6 weeks roughly, feed twice a day, morning and evenin...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 38941

Re: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck

What are your feeding times at present?
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 38941

Re: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck

Hi, if it looks like the crop is going to burst, do not feed it any more. Stretching the crop can lead to crop infections. Keep to what you are doing, it is good that the crop empties between feeds. As it gets older, you can drop to 3 feeds and increase quantities.

Take care
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 5164

Re: diary of my first clutch

Shey, definitely edged :) I am on holiday now so a bit difficult for me to upload pics of my edged babies. What's your e-mail and I will send them to you? Working off of my cell phone so a little tedious to upload pics now.

Take Care :) look forward to reading more :)
by McmillanBirds
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: diary of my first clutch
Replies: 125
Views: 5164

Re: diary of my first clutch

Shey, I believe you have an edged boy there :)
by McmillanBirds
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 7060

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Hi all Just a note, I have even noticed the pallidino cock bird he got from me almost looks like a turq pallid in the image he posted. I have a feeling it has to do with lighting. Here are a few pics of the albino hen from when I first got her up until now. In 2009 With her df grey cock bird. With t...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Breeding season in South Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 2505

Re: Breeding season in South Africa

Holding thumbs :) My 1st pair to go down, babies have started hatching!!!! All 4 eggs were fertile, the last egg should hatch today or tomorrow:) 2nd pair, laid 1 egg and then stopped. 2 weeks later another egg appeared however that 1st egg is infertile. She would not budge for me yesterday so could...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen not going down.
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Hen not going down.

Ringnecks can lay up to 5-6 eggs per clutch. My maximum was 6 eggs. They lay 1 egg every day to second day(have been known cases for longer time periods between eggs). She should start incubating the eggs once the last egg has been laid. Then its roughly 24 days(can be up to about 30 days) and if th...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen not going down.
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Hen not going down.

Hi

When did she start laying?
by McmillanBirds
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: My IRN Bobbles His Head Like a Wave, What Does it Mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: My IRN Bobbles His Head Like a Wave, What Does it Mean?

How old is Mango?

If Mango is still a baby 7-11 weeks it could be just a standard baby head bobbing however if Mango is an older bird it may be something more serious.
by McmillanBirds
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is the mutation where body is blue tail is violet?
Replies: 148
Views: 7279

Re: What is the mutation where body is blue tail is violet?

Skyes_crew wrote:
McmillanBirds wrote:I stay on a smallholding and we have borehole water. It is high in calcium. Some of my blue series and parblues also end up with a purple tail after bathing.

How close are you to the sea water?? Water that is high in calcium near sea water is usually calcium chloride.
About 70-80kms
by McmillanBirds
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is the mutation where body is blue tail is violet?
Replies: 148
Views: 7279

Re: What is the mutation where body is blue tail is violet?

I stay on a smallholding and we have borehole water. It is high in calcium. Some of my blue series and parblues also end up with a purple tail after bathing.
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Breeding season in South Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 2505

Re: Breeding season in South Africa

Update! I caught my pair mating today!! It's funny because yesterday I used my pet Blue cock bird as a teaser as I hadn't found a replacement rival..- I held him up on the outside and he was displaying to both of them much to the aviary cocks disgust lol. After that the pair in the aviary immediate...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Breeding season in South Africa
Replies: 19
Views: 2505

Re: Breeding season in South Africa

Hi all Just got back from holidays. My first pair has laid. Same pair that laid first last year funny enough and basically on the exact same date bar 1 day. Last season the hen laid on 06/07/2012, this year she started on the 07/07/2013. Last year her first clutch consisted of 3 eggs, all were ferti...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?

Awesome, they are at a very cute stage then.

Best of luck :) You can start putting a shallow bowl of water in soon too. They are precious when they figure out how to bath in it
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?

Soft foods are good, try feeding him/her once a day, get atleast 5-8mls in his crop(a syringe will work a little better if you need to force a bit down) to keep moisture levels up. You can put a bit of seeds/pellets in too for him to try. Here is a link to pics of my babies this last season, you wil...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?

Hi

If your little guy is starting to actually fly(not just flap to stretch wings) your baby is probably closer to 6 and a half-7 weeks old. Did you get a hatch date from the breeder/pet store you got him/her from?
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: When do i place the baby ringneck in the cage ?

Hi Cormacity You can start placing your baby in a cage between 5-6 weeks, make sure there is a baby blanket or material for him to hide under as they are a little shy still at that age. Also make sure he/she is not in a drafty area as it could potentially give your baby a cold. Start putting grated ...
by McmillanBirds
Fri May 17, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi Deb

Sorry to hear about the loss of the cinnamon grey :( That must have been heart breaking to hear.

The violet blue girl is a real stunner though. Fantastic progress you are making with her :)

Regards
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Sun May 05, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 38941

Re: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck

Hi cspiteri85 The amount generally varies slightly on the bird. When you feel the crop it should feel full but not bursting from the seams. At about 3 weeks they are eating around 8-12mls. It would be best if the crop empties(during the day not so serious but it must over night). In the morning it m...
by McmillanBirds
Thu May 02, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Emerald inheritance
Replies: 125
Views: 7962

Re: Emerald inheritance

Sorry to butt in, but with regards to the nails, I have noticed that with some of my older birds the nails seem to lighten marginally.
by McmillanBirds
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: my baby parrot is eating its own potty ???
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: my baby parrot is eating its own potty ???

Hi

A 5-6 week old baby will be starting to nibble and taste different things as he will be starting to eat solids. Put some finely diced or grated fruits and veg in the box/cage for him/her to start tasting and eating
by McmillanBirds
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two Questions!
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Two Questions!

Hi You have entered cobalt into gencalc as D Blue correct? so D Blue = Cobalt so lets look at your results: 1.0 grey(sf) turquoise(parblue)Blue x 0.1 D blue % from all 1.0 12.5% 1.0 D grey(sf) blue = Cobalt grey 12.5% 1.0 D blue = Cobalt 12.5% 1.0 grey(sf) turquoise(parblue)Blue =Turquoise Grey 12.5...
by McmillanBirds
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding a handtame IRN
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Breeding a handtame IRN

Hi all I have mixed pairs where say one bird is h/r and the other parent reared. I have had success with almost all of the pairs to date. Only 2 of the pairs never bred last year. 1 was only put with her mate late into the season though and she is only going on 3 this year so had no expectations fro...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: BABY BIRD JUST DIED. 2 DAYS OLD. DON'T KNOW WHY
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: BABY BIRD JUST DIED. 2 DAYS OLD. DON'T KNOW WHY

Hi I noticed in the previous post that you touched the baby while it was hatching or soon after. I know some birds don't like this. I had a baby that could not get out and helped it about 3 years ago. The mother never accepted it after that even though she is a brilliant mother and I have had no pro...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon

For all we know maybe there is something more to it. KJ1988 would you be able to contact the breeder and also get pics without a flash being used
by McmillanBirds
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Blue or turquoise blu cinamon

I actually agree with Johan. My first thought was that this bird was in a little bit of a fight and had blood on its head.

The green sheen may also be because the pics were taken with a flash on. On blue birds I have noticed this happens.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep and Emerald
Replies: 240
Views: 31189

Re: Deep and Emerald

Thanks Madas. Thats interesting to know. Did the birds grow up together though or were they introduced at a later age? I can't imagine it being successful for every breeder though.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep and Emerald
Replies: 240
Views: 31189

Re: Deep and Emerald

Hi Madas

If I am correct in my assumption that the birds in the background are lovebirds, can ringnecks and lovebirds co exist providing the avairy is large enough?

Thanks
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep and Emerald
Replies: 240
Views: 31189

Re: Deep and Emerald

Hi Lushen

If I am not mistaken those are lovebirds in the background.

Madas can correct me if I am wrong :)
by McmillanBirds
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My little Tater
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: My little Tater

Hi

I would agree with you that he is a grey green. Looks like a very cuddly little fella. Your conures are very cute too :)

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ID
Replies: 2
Views: 330

ID

Hi guys(and girls) Sherri has asked me to post a few pics of her friends birds to help ID it. To me it looks like a grey green cinnamon. Anyone elses thoughts on the matter would be appreciated. Thanks Carmen http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/739/pinetown2013013100910.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.u...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Feather & Beak disease in young bird or just badly treated?
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Feather & Beak disease in young bird or just badly treat

Hi Everyone Here is the bird in question. I hope this helps you Sherri. Looking at the pics you sent me though I honestly feel is is PBFD but we can see what others have to say. http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/103/sherri1.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5007/sherr...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Indigo Blue?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Indigo Blue?

Hi Sherri If this helps as I can only see the one pic on fb, so have loaded up some of the pics you sent me http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/6731/shellybeach201212090125.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4040/shellybeach201212090126.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us ...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: Need help please is Buster IRN or ARN
Replies: 1
Views: 4815

Re: Need help please is Buster IRN or ARN

try this link. gives descriptions of ARN and IRN
http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/ ... aWorld.htm
by McmillanBirds
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calling IRN breeders from Australia
Replies: 22
Views: 3247

Re: Calling IRN breeders from Australia

Hahaha and here I was getting happy thinking breeding season was finally done. I wouldnt mind taking on your pairs Johan :wink:
by McmillanBirds
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calling IRN breeders from Australia
Replies: 22
Views: 3247

Re: Calling IRN breeders from Australia

Molossus- as to wanting to know if local breeders are having pairs laying still. I discovered a pair laid their first egg for their 3rd clutch yesterday. Not sure if I should pull it or leave it. Another pair had their second clutch of eggs but were infertile. I couldn't get into the nest box becaus...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 42507

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Deb- *hint*: does a bird need to be visually pied to carry the pied gene?
by McmillanBirds
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen

It looks as though you have a cinnamon green baby and a normal green- they are beautiful babies though :)
by McmillanBirds
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen

Dad Koos- http://imageshack.us/a/img87/8169/pretoria2012112500088.jpg Mom Jackie- http://imageshack.us/a/img209/5365/pretoria2012112500087.jpg babies together- http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7696/img2012112600097.jpg baby mikai- http://imageshack.us/a/img850/3989/img2012112600096.jpg baby rumour- htt...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen

I think you have to be a member for a certain no. of days(10?) and 10 or 15 posts or something like that. Some thing you could do is post the link but wherever there is a "." write in dot. I can then type in the link myself and perhaps post the photos for you?
by McmillanBirds
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?

Johan I can see how little green there is in the bird. I can understand how the green can progress as time goes on. I had bought what I thought was a blue ringneck baby, 6 months down the line it started to develop green splodges on the wings. He is getting slightly more green every year. I am hopin...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen

Hi Shaun

Here is a link to help you. I used an imageshack account though, you can also use photobucket, the principle is all the same:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15060
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?

I see what you mean. It does become tricky distinguishing between the grey and mauve and how it only becomes more apparent when the 2 are together. I do like the mauve in turquoiseblue though- that caught my eye.
Thank you for the pictures(and madas) :)
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Re: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?

Hi Molossus I took your advice and have decided to wait- other that that the tel number and address was never sent to me even though I had asked so it makes me a little worried. I would appreciate some pics from you Johan so I can see the quality of what I am meant to be looking for. I wish you guys...
by McmillanBirds
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

Mauve- to buy or not to buy?

Hi everyone Someone I know sent me a message asking if I was interested in a mauve ringneck. Its their friends bird apparently a 2012 bird, hen and for R1200. Is that a reasonable price and is it worth buying? If I did get it what would be the best thing to pair with it? I asked for photos but they ...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: tame irn
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: tame irn

Most of my pairs 1 is wild, one is handreared. I have heard of many peoples tame ringnecks having babies in the house so it is not impossible for 2 tamed birds to have babies together.
by McmillanBirds
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help with identification
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: please help with identification

Hi, no, the bird is not related to any other birds in the pics. I think that pic was just a fluke with the lighting. I know how hard it is to accurately capture a birds true colour. I still haven't successfully managed to do it with one of my birds to date and I have had it for nearly a year. Sorry,...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help with identification
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: please help with identification

Hi Sherjil, no the solid eyes are because it is a young bird. That will change as it gets older.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help with identification
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: please help with identification

I also asked about parents, but the person doesn't know. Its a 2012 bird. When I first guessed at the 1st picture sent I said it looked similar to my edged grey green cinn, then in a later pic I saw the yellow head so then I leant towards pallid but the mottled look on the wings had me stumped. It l...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help with identification
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: please help with identification

The blue pied is not related. I thought so to at first but when I asked they said that it was just one of their other birds. Thanks for the link though. I have given the person the link to this page so they can follow the topic.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen

if that is the case regarding the cock bird you do have a possibility that any male green baby may have a 50/50 chance to be split albino. The only way to find out is by test mating them when they are ready. If your blue cock bird is split lutino a yellow baby should pop out over the next few season...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help with identification
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: please help with identification

more pictures received http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/1752/bird5.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/5150/bird6.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8499/bird7.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2410/bird8...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: first breeding of 8 year old hand reared green hen

Hi Shaun You may get a blue baby a couple seasons down the line as it takes up to 18 babies to get an idea of more or less what slpits are in each bird. Do you know what colour parents from each of your birds are? As to pairing I would go with any blue series bird. Violet or cobalt if you are able t...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: tame irn
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: tame irn

Hi there Some breeders don't like using handreared birds for breeding as there is possibilities of not mating properly, not feeding chicks, not incubating properly. Atleast half of my birds that I use for breeding have been handreared and they do just as well as my wild birds. I don't have problems ...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: will tis reduce the chances of him bonding with my hen?
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: will tis reduce the chances of him bonding with my hen?

Hi

Ringnecks don't bond for life and are quite flirty birds so it shouldn't be a problem. It is coming to the end of the season now so they may not bond this year but a very good possiblity next year.

Hope that helps.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pairing Pallid Turquoise Blue with ????????
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Pairing Pallid Turquoise Blue with ????????

The blue pallidino has a white head and a pale blueish tinge to the body whereas the pallidino/blue has a yellow head with a pale greenish tinge to the body(blue will be the hidden gene and will only show with offspring from that bird). Blue pallid hen http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/9608/cloudwi...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help with identification
Replies: 10
Views: 844

please help with identification

Hi everyone A friend just sent me these pics of a bird asking what mutation it is. It looks almost like a grey green pallid(wine red eyes and pinkish feet) but the wings are looking very mottled to me. Could I please get some other peoples input http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6893/bird1t.jpg Upl...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pairing Pallid Turquoise Blue with ????????
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Pairing Pallid Turquoise Blue with ????????

Hi Results for pairing with a grey hen: 1.0 turquoise(parblue)Blue pallid x 0.1 grey(sf) blue % from all 1.0 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) blue /pallid 25.0% 1.0 blue /pallid 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) turquoise(parblue)Blue /pallid 25.0% 1.0 turquoise(parblue)Blue /pallid % from all 0.1 25.0% 0.1 grey(sf) blue pallid...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Lol, its all good, but even with that pairing you won't get any albinos out of them. Here are the results:   1.0 grey(sf) blue pallid x 0.1 turquoise(parblue)Blue ino % from all 1.0 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) blue pallidIno 25.0% 1.0 blue pallidIno 25.0%1.0 grey(sf) turquoise(parblue)Blue pallidIno 25.0%1.0...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

(sorry if I am sticking my nose in here Lushen :) ) Hi SCB 22 For the grey lacewing and albino pairing 1.0 grey(sf) blue pallid x 0.1 blue ino % from all 1.0 50.0% 1.0 grey(sf) blue pallidIno 50.0% 1.0 blue pallidIno % from all 0.1 50.0% 0.1 grey(sf) blue pallid 50.0% 0.1 blue pallid So you see, the...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ID and suggested outcome please
Replies: 39
Views: 2848

Re: ID and suggested outcome please

Hi

I am not sure if it because of the photos and lighting but does the albino baby have a light blue wash under the wings down its back toward the tail, and on its chest and stomach?

Regards
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi Smick

With that pairing we sadly don't get to see the cinnamon come out in the babies, unless he is split for cinnamon somewhere down the tree, but if someone used the male babies for breeding in future they may see it come out :)
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi Smick
There is a good possibility. What was she paired to? And what colour chicks did u get from them?
by McmillanBirds
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Reddish Iris of My Male Ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Reddish Iris of My Male Ringneck

Hi Sherjil

I am not an expert but I know in some of my ringnecks the eyes have a reddish undertone in the iris. I wouldnt stress too much unless it becomes bloodshot, gets a lump/absyss or starts to interefere with the bird. If you are worried maybe take him to an avian vet.

Regards
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi Sarah Does your baby show any signs of yellow in it? or is it just the light blue with olive tinge? If it has yellow in it too then it could be turquoise bue pallid aka rainbow. But no yellow would mean a normal cinnamon turquoise blue. In some lights my hen looks like she has an almost white hea...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Then your bird is probably a turquoise blue cinnamon. Do you have pics sahhbear?
by McmillanBirds
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi Deb That is a normal blue cock bird paired to a turquoise blue cinnamon hen. The babies all came from the 1 pair. She is an excellent mom. Its the pair I gave a breakdown of in the 1st post I did for your link. Although have been working it out and the male must have got his splits from 1 parent ...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pairing with my blue IRN and additional info PLEASE :)
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Pairing with my blue IRN and additional info PLEASE :)

Hi Deb To enter an albino ringneck into the genetic calculator you select visual blue and visual ino together. When you select ino split for blue what you are saying is the bird is Lutino split for blue. so the results would then be as follows: 1.0 blue ino x 0.1 blue % from all 1.0 100.0% 1.0 blue ...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

and in a batch of my babies 2nd one normal blue, last one cinnamon blue http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1919/zackandcodysbabies2011.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us Also notice how the 2 pallids are different shades. The 1st one is darker while the other is lighter. The one that was hiding behind ...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

cinnamon blue http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2061/xenababies2.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us ordinary blue http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7128/2toneblueberry.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4349/romeoandjuliet.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img254.imag...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi I honestly don't believe there is a heck of a difference between the too-maybe just slightly lighter perhaps. I have a pair that is meant to have blue pallid, blue pallid cinnamon and blue pallidinos.Of the 2 pallids, if i have gotten of both colours, I can't tell the difference when they are you...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: identify who's the daddy??
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: identify who's the daddy??

Hi A more accurate one would be as follows: 1.0 green /blue ino x 0.1 turquoise(parblue)Blue % from all 1.0 12.5% 1.0 green /turquoise(parblue) ino 12.5% 1.0 blue /ino 12.5% 1.0 green /blue ino 12.5% 1.0 turquoise(parblue)Blue /ino 12.5% 1.0 green /turquoise(parblue) 12.5% 1.0 blue 12.5% 1.0 green /...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Double Factor Violetcobalts
Replies: 16
Views: 1080

Re: Double Factor Violetcobalts

Something you can do in the interim before you can post links etc is:

www(dot)indianringneck.com

Just change 1 or 2 of the punctuations to words, we can then type in the links ourselves for now :)

Regards
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please what colour is my IRN?
Replies: 18
Views: 1855

Re: Please what colour is my IRN?

Hi AmyJoy Did you ever find out about the parents? I recently bought a blue pallidino and creamino pair. I took 2 pictures but with my phone so they aren't perfectly clear. The blue pallidino looks albino besides a tinge of blue in certain lighting and he has a pale grey neckring, also his eyes are ...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour are these chicks, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: What colour are these chicks, please?

Hi

If the babies toenails are a very pale grey, they will be grey cinn, if the toenails are dark grey/black they will be normal grey. I can't see the feet clearly in the picture. Hope that helps

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

The weather has been so up and down here that my birds still look a little dirty. Here is buttercup again http://imageshack.us/a/img703/3461/buttercup01.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us and this is Griffin, another lutino hen of mine http://imageshack.us/a/img29/4269/griffinc.jpg Uploaded with ImageS...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Just an update Buttercup and lemons remaining 2 babies at day 51: http://imageshack.us/a/img38/4079/buttercup51.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us 2 of jellytot and limes babies at day45 http://imageshack.us/a/img171/4537/jellytot45.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us The youngest of jellytots and limes at...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: How do you breed Creamino?
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: How do you breed Creamino?

Hi For the albino and lutino pairing you would get all lutino/blue in both sexes, unless your lutino is /blue, then you would get albinos too. Im not stupid but im a bit confused. With an albino and lutino, how do we get split blue babies? You would get split blue babies because an albino is a blue...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: How do you breed Creamino?
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: How do you breed Creamino?

Hi I asked the exact same question a while ago :lol: Here is the link http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=14663 The terminoligy for it on gencalc is turquoise blue ino For the albino and lutino pairing you would get all lutino/blue in both sexes, unless your lutino is /blue, the...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Silver/cinnamon x sky blue lacewing???
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Silver/cinnamon x sky blue lacewing???

Hi

Yes, for a visual grey bird, you click on grey and visual blue. For the grey green like in the pic, you just click on grey. You had it right :)
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Question about Albino Ringneck....
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Re: Question about Albino Ringneck....

Hi AmyJoy

Is it the pupil or the iris that is blue?

Some my lacewings have a very dark red almost black pupil with a blue iris. View my user avatar of Lacey, she is a green pallid(lacewing). Her pupil is dark with the blue iris. Just right click on it and select view image.

Thanks
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Extremely Scary Posture/Movements?
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Extremely Scary Posture/Movements?

Hi

The little dance/ scary moves your birds are doing is most likely the male courting dance.

Thanks
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pure white ringnecks
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Pure white ringnecks

Hi AmyJoy By the sounds of it your birdie is a cinnamon blue pallidino or maybe just a lighter blue pallidino. Pallidino is a lighter form of pallid(lacewing), which means your baby has a good chance of being a male although you might find a lighter female too. Have you had him/her dna or surgically...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP

Hi Keiri

Your baby sounds like a regular "Houdini" :lol: I am so glad he is doing 100% better

@ willowisp71 aswell, it was a very sad weekend. Losing a baby is not fun, but we do learn from it, and if we pass on the knowledge we gleen off of a situation, it may help someone in the future.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen Keeping and breeding ringnecks is a joy as I have discovered over the past year, and with it, also comes sorrow, when you lose a bird. It is also a lot of hard work and one requires a lot of patience...but the reward surpasses all. I have become so enamoured with mutations and the various...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Hi everyone I went home and had a look at the babies tail feathers and the centre ones are a light grey colour. His body colouring is like a dirty grey yellow(sorry, best way to describe it). The lady that took the grey green baby still has not sent me a picture. I have one when it was quite young t...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

What colur toenails would a normal edged grey green have? Sorry, it will help me to identify in the future if this is the case. When I researched it they should have black nails and this baby I have has a very light grey, and my aunts also has light grey toenails.
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Oh ok, I see what is meant now. I know when I took a pic of the youngsters tail it was slightly damp(with poop sadly). I have 7 youngsters in a cage during the day in the process of trying to get them to eat by themselves, they still insist on hiding under the baby blanket I put in though, and there...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby Blue bathing
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Baby Blue bathing

It seems to be the day for bathing. Blue, a year old blue pallidino decided to bath too.

Image

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by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

It has been miserable weather here. My driveway is like a river. She is in a ground aviary with sand at the bottom so very highly likely she is a bit dirty. All of my lutinos, albinos and lighter birds are looking a little dirty. I also went through 3 males before she finally accepted the golden che...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP

With birds it is so difficult, especially baby birds. There could have been many reasons or it could just be one of those things. Too cold, too warm; food too cold or too warm; spraying deoderant, bug spray, spray and cook too close; just picking up a bit of a "cold". My friend recently lost a baby ...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby Blue bathing
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Baby Blue bathing

Hi all Took some pics of my proud young daddy taking a bath. His hen is on their second clutch of eggs. Please note that in different light and with different camera settings how a birds colour can change. That is why it is so difficult sometimes to identify a birds mutation by pictures. http://imag...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP

I am glad he is doing better. :) Lets hope the meds work
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Hi all This is the hen that my golden cherry is paired to http://imageshack.us/a/img831/1889/buttercupcolour.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us I have contacted the breeder I got the cock bird from, she is going to go back in her records to find out what his parents were, as far as she remembers though...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Pure white ringnecks
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Pure white ringnecks

Hey There is nothing wrong with albino ringnecks. They require the same amount of vitamins and nutrients as a standard colour ringneck or any other bird for that matter. The reason an albino is white is because it has less or no melanin(the part in the genetic make-up that gives birds their feather,...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Found this pic on the net regarding the ino cinnamon

http://www.mcw-indianringnecks.com.au/g ... no_hen.htm

And of a cock that looks like my golden cherry

http://www.mcw-indianringnecks.com.au/g ... ygreen.htm
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: first time breeder
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: first time breeder

Hi Jasmine81 There is a good chance the eggs will be fertile and hatch. About 80% of the time my pairs go down with a second clutch the eggs hatch. Only ocassionally they don't. Where about are you situated as this could help with the outcome. 4 of my pairs have just started laying their second clut...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP

Does he seem lethargic? sleeping the whole time, not calling, fluffed up and not moving much?
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Questions about my Albino Ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Questions about my Albino Ringneck

Hi

I have 2 albino hens, 1 paired to a visually blue cock and the other to a visually grey cock. They both breed beautifully and are fantastic moms.
If she has been in the box for a while now, I would check to see whats going on.

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

ok, so the cock bird is a dom.edged grey green cinn. That still does not explain how a male baby has come out of this pair with the cinnamon factor.
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

pic updates of babies http://imageshack.us/a/img692/9844/jellytot41.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us I have done a wing and tail shot for each of the babies. will put the 2 together for each bird http://imageshack.us/a/img706/5129/jellytottail1.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/i...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi all Sorry for the late updates on the babies. Here are buttercups and lemons babies on day 46: http://imageshack.us/a/img100/6563/pico46.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img713/5306/cinngreen46.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img812/2793/greygreencinn4...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Hi guys Do you know what the parents of your Lutino Hen are? She could be an Ino Cinnamon. I have never seen one and do not know if they apear lighter than a normal Lutino but I guess it is a possibilty because the only way to breed a Cock bird like you did from that pairing was if she did carry Cin...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Believe me, I was just as shocked when my aunt told me that it had a neck ring too. I thought she was talking nonsense. I made her send me a pic but she just took of his head with her cell phone and in a very dark part of the verandah where they spend the day. Even the blue pallid is not showing her...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

The pic posted is of my breeding male, just so there is no confusion there. Do you know what the parents of your Lutino Hen are? She could be an Ino Cinnamon. I have never seen one and do not know if they apear lighter than a normal Lutino but I guess it is a possibilty because the only way to breed...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Gencalc results-not quite a match

Hi all I have had an unusual occurance happen. With my 1 pair, a golden cherry cock(grey green cinn) and lutino hen I get the following results according to gencalc: 1.0 grey(sf) green cinnamon x 0.1 ino % from all 1.0 50.0% 1.0 grey(sf) green /cinnamon ino 50.0% 1.0 green /cinnamon ino % from all 0...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi everyone

Sadly ran out of time yesterday so did not take any recent pics.

Will take this afternoon and post tomorrow.

This pair has started laying again, so if the eggs are fertile and do hatch it will be interesting to see what colour the babies come out.

Thanks
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: URGENT!!!! PLEASE HELP

Hi

Your baby will start fighting you. Try force feed him some food atleast twice a day. He will start nibbling on food soon. Put seeds or pellets in the cage and some grated apple, carrot or cooked mix veg so he can try experimenting.

Thanks
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: playswing in breeding aviary
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: playswing in breeding aviary

Hi Lushen I have swings and when I can afford extra toys and that for my breeding birds I get them. I have had no problem with fertility. I feel sorry for them and think they may be bored with nothing to do all day so I feel its good stimulation for them. We also get meilies from my aunt and dry the...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi :) Your baby looks grey green cinnamon(golden cherry) to me, but without the flights I can't be 100 percent sure. I am also not a mutation fundi like molossus, johan, madas and recio. Your baby is also only going on 5months now, after his/her 1st moult you will see the colours better. Even my you...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Do you have pics of his/her tail? As I can't see his/her flight feathers. The wings have been clipped. How old is y
our little one?
by McmillanBirds
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi Myrka2004 I have a tendency on naming all of my birds. There is not one on our smallholding that does not have a name lol. Buttercup, the hen is a lutino. Lemon, the cock is a golden cherry(grey green cinnamon). The 5 babies that were hatched came out as: 2 green, 1 cinn green, 1 grey green, 1 ci...
by McmillanBirds
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi Ring0Neck I have no dout the babies are not clearhead. They have come out too light for that. I am trying to figure out the genetics to the parents as I have no history on them. When I was told that the male was a most likely cinn clearhead fallow slightly earlier in the year(by a breeder that ca...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 38941

Re: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck

Not a problem :) Glad I could help :)
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Just received a pic of Storm

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Picture was taken yesterday 27/09

Thanks
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Thank you Eshana These will be my last picture updates for a week. School holidays again. Will be back with more updates on the 08/10 on day 30 http://imageshack.us/a/img404/5408/jellytot30.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img707/2226/jellytotwing4.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack....
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

More pic updates :) Buttercups and lemons remaining babies on day 36: http://imageshack.us/a/img341/180/buttercup36.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us This is zack and cody's remaining baby on day 27(although it as about 24days): http://imageshack.us/a/img39/4695/cody2724.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.u...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck
Replies: 15
Views: 38941

Re: Hand raising 5 week old baby Indian ringneck

Hi there Hello, I'm new here and a first time owner of a gorgeous 5 week old Indian ringneck, which I am hand raising. I have a few questions: I have had Yoshi for almost 2 weeks and in the last week I have noticed she is not as keen on her handraising mixture as she previously has been. She still e...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

@ Johan As of this year i will officially have 4 hens that handle large clutches extremely well. Although the 1 hen feeds her babies brilliantly, she loses quite a bit of weight so ended up pulling her babies slightly earlier so she could eat for herself and not the babies again. The four pairs that...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi everyone More pics on Lacey- she was more interested in seeing if I would bring her a tasty snack than in sitting with her back to me, so was a little difficult getting shots of her back. http://imageshack.us/a/img210/7940/lacey01.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img834/5465...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Eshana We had spoken about your baby by e-mail but if you remb my pic in the photo forum of Buttercups and lemons, even here there is a major size difference, from oldest to youngest http://imageshack.us/a/img820/9032/buttercupsbabies.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us have posted it here for easy a...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Will do :)

She is fairly tame so comes to me, and doesn't go in the opposite direction. More babies from them will also help clear the air.
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

My green pallid hen http://imageshack.us/a/img831/833/laceytryingtoeatmyshoes.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us lime is in the backround of this image http://imageshack.us/a/img192/6250/laceylimeinthebackgroun.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img94/9522/laceyeatingguava.jpg Uploa...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

The picture where you can see the breeding box in the backround best shows the colour of his neck ring-the "black" part of it.

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by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi Johan What is not shown in the photo's: His green is actually a shade darker, including flights His neck ring does not look black in reality either. Its slightly lighter. His red in the ring is basically how you see it. Feet are the same as a lutinos basically. Every time I took a photo it never ...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

pictures :) babies at day 27(yesterday) http://imageshack.us/a/img688/415/jellytot27.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us and now for the pictures of the parents. took quite a few(my camera battery died) so pease bare with me: http://imageshack.us/a/img855/5701/jellytotperch.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack....
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Some updates on the other babies :) baby blue and bee's babies, taken on monday, 26 days: http://imageshack.us/a/img594/6371/babyblue26.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us buttercup and lemon's babies at day 34(yesterday)(only 2 babies remaining, 3 were sold): http://imageshack.us/a/img819/5586/buttercu...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi carmen,they look very similar to the green pallid chicks that i bred last year,which had the red eyes,ajd a yellow colour with a green tinge,thanks smick. Smick, to be honest I have to agree with you. For the last 2 days I have been thinking that perhaps the cock is /pallid. Then there will be: ...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen wont start setting
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Hen wont start setting

I am having a similar problem with my blue pallid hen. If anyone/anything goes near the avairies she is off her eggs and checking things out. Her first clutch of 4 eggs ended up being infertile(from not sitting properly or not mating correctly I am not sure). I took them out at around 30 days so she...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi Eshana I am definitely keeping 1 baby, Lushen has been kind enough to agree to taking a baby as I had asked earlier for either a blue or grey pallidino baby from my Little Grey from his pair 2. So we will do a swop at some stage. Then I will sell the 3rd baby. That way I will be able to see the o...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Oh yay!!!! :D I am so glad. Last year Tux and snowy laid 5 eggs. All 5 babies hatched. A week and a half after after what I had though was the last baby there was another baby in the nest. She must have laid again after all of her other eggs were well into the incubating process. Sadly, because it w...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

The photo that shows major red eyes the flash was on. Their eyes are still red but have deepened/dakened in colour. Toenails still clear.
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Will try get of them this afternoon after work. Weather is a little cloudy here today so I hope it doesn't rain.
by McmillanBirds
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi guys An update on the babies. Pictures were taken yesterday, day 26. Here is where the pictures do not do the birds any justice because they look more yellow than what they truly are. http://imageshack.us/a/img210/6388/jellytot26.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img140/7706/...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi all Just a quick update. Juliet is looking much better. She has put on weight again since taking her babies put. This pic was taken of tux and snowys babies at day 15. Last week friday. Our mulberry trees are starting to bear and drop fruit above their avairy so the babies have it smeared across ...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi Eshana

I only saw your post now! how is your little one doing? hope he/she is ok

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner:)
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: New IRN owner:)

I forgot to add, you will only be able to tell the sex of the baby when it is 2-3years old. If it is a male it will get a dark ring, unless it is a lutino/creamino, it will get a red ring, or albino in which case it won't get a ring at all. The only way to tell the sex of the bird earlier is to get ...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New IRN owner:)
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: New IRN owner:)

Hi Keiri The ringneck should settle down after a few days. They become nervous when their environment changes when they are young and come right after a few days. When I sell my babies(at 4 weeks and older), I generally tell the people that it will take a few days before they start eating properly f...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Here are some updates with a few of them I hadn't done Zack and cody's babies: at 18 days http://imageshack.us/a/img27/3228/cody18.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us It looks like 1 blue and 2 blue pallid babies for this clutch Popeye and olives baby: at 19 days http://imageshack.us/a/img829/9772/popey...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi all Updates on the babies: at 15 days http://imageshack.us/a/img211/5715/jellytot15.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us at 19 days http://imageshack.us/a/img99/7558/jellytot19.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://imageshack.us/a/img402/8096/jellytotother19.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us This pic w...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

I forgot to put in tux and snowys babies :o :lol:
at 8 days(no latest pic for this week)
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by McmillanBirds
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi everyone, been away for a bit, but back with updates on my babies. @ myrka2004 and RedNado 130 thank you :) @ Emerald thank you and yes, I do, I handrear and sell them. :) Here are baby blue and bee's babies: at 16 days http://imageshack.us/a/img546/1988/babyblue16.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN balding near eye, is this ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: IRN balding near eye, is this ok?

Hi

Post the link but by saying it as www(dot)indianringneck(dot)com. That way people can type in the links themselves and still see what you are talking about

Hope that helps

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Here is the latest pic of the babies.
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You can't see it in the photo's but the eyes have started opening and they are the red of a typical ino.
by McmillanBirds
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi everyone Have picture updates although not the best. The weather has been miserable and I am unable to open some of my boxes as the wood has swollen and the doors are wedged closed. I was able to open the majority using a knife to wedge open the door. The 1 I was unable to open at all so put my c...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding on the South African east coast
Replies: 51
Views: 3104

Re: Breeding on the South African east coast

Hi everyone Molossus, I am so sorry to hear about your babies. The weather has been absolutely miserable. I hope you find the source of what was wrong. Lushen, you told me of your loss this weekend, have the babies started hatching yet? Is the mother coping? I lost my green hen, Georgie not this wee...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Yay!! My Little Grey has eggs with his lady love!! I am so happy!! :) Your lutino hen looks ok to me... I am not an expert though, I would keep watching closely though. All of the wood on my breeding boxes has swollen because of the moisture in the air and I can't open the doors. I am going to have ...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen I used to ring my babies between 10-12 days depending on how big they were. Buttercup feeds her babies well, so they are little fatties so had to do them at 10 days, pushing it at 11. I used to wait until the eyes started opening and then try. If they fell off, I would wait a day or 2 and ...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

I have just got a picture update of one of my blue babies. They are growing quickly. The lady who bought him/her has named it Spica. He/She is 5 weeks old. http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3384/5weeks.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/787/spicap.jpg Uploaded with Ima...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen, I have only read your post now as I have been so busy. I hope your hen is ok. Please keep us posted. I lost a hen due to being egg bound and extreme heat in the nest box(major heat wave), so I know the feeling.
by McmillanBirds
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi Lushen I actually tried taking photos yesterday but because of the weather it is too dark in their boxes, and when you put the flash on it washes out all the colour. As soon as it clears up again I will take more. Atleast the cages came in use for someone lol. Buttercup is a very good mom. I may ...
by McmillanBirds
Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

:D and what are the odds of that!!! That would be something wouldn't it. I got the lutino hen as a baby(I got another 2 lutinos from the person 2 weeks later, both of them are hens too). At that stage I had no clue about mutations and genetics. When I went back to the pet store to see if they rememb...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Well I have taken photos of the progress of the birds(although 5 days is not much to go on). A 3rd chick hatched 4 days(saturday there were still 2 babies, on sunday there was a 3rd) or so after the 1st one and it also has red eyes. Has anyone heard of all chicks turning out to be females from 1 clu...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: my bird drank tea
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: my bird drank tea

Hi there Your bird will be fine. My girl loves hot chocolate even though its not good for her. I will let her take a sip or 2 every couple of months, but I try not drink it in front of her otherwise she starts screaming for it and throwing a general temper tantrum if I don't give it to her. She is 9...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Mating but no eggs

Congratulations!!!!!! :D so excited for you!!!
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Mating but no eggs

Haha, probably! That's so cool though.
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Mating but no eggs

Don't feel embarrassed. I had never heard of it until 2 years ago. I went to breeder and they were checking eggs and they asked if my phone had a pen light as they had forgotten to bring out a torch with them. I asked them what they needed it for and the whole thing was explained to me. I had actual...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Mating but no eggs

Yes, that is basically the theory, but use a little torch instead. I wonder if candles were used back in the day when there were no such thing as torches. I guess that's how the terminology 'candeling' came about.:)
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

Thats true. The eyes should darken and/or I should be able to see with the pin feathers more ir less. Thats between 3 and 4 weeks. So patience patience patience. I will have to keep telling myself that. :)
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Mating but no eggs

If the birds are still that age there could be a possibility that they may not lay but it is still early enough in the season for them to go down. As to your eggs, if my eggs do not hatch on designated date I will leave them for an extra week, if still nothing I will then pull them and candle them t...
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Mating but no eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Mating but no eggs

Hi there

Some birds do take a little longer than others. If she is busy with her nest box it shouldn't be too much longer. Do you know how old the birds are?

Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Re: Cinn Clearhead babies?

:lol: the patience game for someone who is highly impatient.
Oh well :D I wont be selling those babies until I know whats potting there!!
by McmillanBirds
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Cinn Clearhead babies?
Replies: 42
Views: 2423

Cinn Clearhead babies?

Hi everyone As you know earlier in the year I was asking if my 1 male was indeed a cinnamon clearhead fallow instead of a pallid. Well, he eventually paired with a lutino hen. They laid four eggs and the eggs must have started hatching on wednesday evening as when I went to inspect the box yesterday...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Hi everyone. Managed to get a pic. The mom was off her nest when I took the soft foods in so snuck a quick peek. The male is a grey green cinnamon, hen is a lutino. The babies started hatching on the 23/08/2012. Last one hatched on the 27/08/2012. http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9032/buttercupsba...
by McmillanBirds
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13751

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen

Looking at the pic, your 4th egg is cracked. It should hatch soon, unless it was accidently bumped, although I don't think that was the case. Looking good :)
by McmillanBirds
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What will be the Outcome???
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: What will be the Outcome???

Hi there If I am not mistaken, both of your birds could be (df) or (sf) due to parents genetics. If they are both (sf) birds you will get blue, violet blue, turquoise blue and turquoise blue violet(all in cleatail). If the male is (df) you will get violet blue and turquoise blue violet(all in cleart...
by McmillanBirds
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

This is the latest pic. It was taken this morning(25 days old) before leaving for work. My mom was going to feed him for me, so his crop is empty in this one. Two of the babies went to their new homes this weekend, this little one is going on thursday to its new forever home. It is the youngest of t...
by McmillanBirds
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

This picture was taken on tuesday. They were 20 days old. The 1 in the middle is my little guts bag. He eats like a horse :lol:
The picture was taken with my phone so unfortunately not the best.

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by McmillanBirds
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: hen laying - something hanging from vent area
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: hen laying - something hanging from vent area

I am glad that it has not happened again :)
by McmillanBirds
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: hen laying - something hanging from vent area
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: hen laying - something hanging from vent area

Hi Ellie What molossus means by egg food is here in SA we can buy what is almost a dehydrated crumble(eggs) with dried herbs etc in which you add a little warm water to soften into a soft crumble food, or sprinkle a little dry onto veggies etc. It is an AVI- Plus product. Can you get something simil...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 7190

Re: What to do with Janey?

Sadly this can be the case. It could have gone either way. I have the same problem with 1 of my pairs, the hen was handreared. Yet on some of my others that have been handreared they just stare at me as though they are thinking "what on earth are you looking at my eggs for?" and then when I leave th...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding Pair Question 20112
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Breeding Pair Question 20112

Hi From this pairing you will get the following results: 1.0 blue cinnamon (cock) x 0.1 turquoise(parblue)Blue ino (hen) % from all 1.0 (male babies) 50.0% 1.0 blue /cinnamon ino 50.0% 1.0 turquoise(parblue)Blue /cinnamon ino (this means all of your male babies will be visual blue, or turquoise blue...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: my ringneck's strange behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: my ringneck's strange behaviour

Hi This is normal behaviour when your birds bond and start to mate. When the male climbs on her back they are most likely mating. IRNs generally mate for roughly 3 weeks(sometimes more, sometimes less) before they lay their first eggs. She can lay anything from 3-6 eggs as a guideline. Birds do not ...
by McmillanBirds
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello - I'm new here.
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Hello - I'm new here.

Hi there

Welcome to the forum :)

Blue is definitely an Indian Ringneck. The correct colour terminology for Blue is a blue pallid although some people still refer to that colour by the older term as blue lacewing.

Regards
Carmen
by McmillanBirds
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

This latest picture was taken this morning before I left for work. The babies are 18days today.

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You can see the little feathers just coming through on the 1 baby. :)
by McmillanBirds
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: What to do with Janey?
Replies: 89
Views: 7190

Re: What to do with Janey?

Congratulations!!!! Fantastic news!!! :D
by McmillanBirds
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby pics for breeding season 2012
Replies: 42
Views: 5334

Re: Baby pics for breeding season 2012

Latest update. Pic was taken yesterday, they were 13 days old. See how on the wings you can see little 'quills' starting to poke through. They are growing in leaps and bounds now.

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by McmillanBirds
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: hand rearing frequency
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: hand rearing frequency

Hi Ellie Brooders are extremely expensive. I have not had to use one though. On a very cold night if I feel the babies need a little extra warmth I will fill my hot water bottle(with warm, not hot water) or warm up my wheatie and wrap it in a hand towl so as not to harm the little ones. I have had o...