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by Fah
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Anyone with photos of green lavender or pastel lavender
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Anyone with photos of green lavender or pastel lavender

Lavender is cinnamon voilet, so you want pics of:

Cinnamon Green Violet, and Cinnamon TurquoiseBlue Violet right? Just getting the terms sorted for myself heh.
by Fah
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ants!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Ants!!!!!!

I use 1 teaspoon of borax (levelish, not under however) and around 1/2 cup of honey. The sweet corn syrup also works. You will want to microwave the honey/syrup a little, not much, just enough to make it nice and liquid like. Then mix in the borax, let it cool. Now, since honey can get kinda thick a...
by Fah
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ants!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Ants!!!!!!

Oh yah ant rid is good too, a little more expensive for the larger infestations, but a very good product. It is exactly how the borax and honey routine works :D
by Fah
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ants!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Ants!!!!!!

Unfortuantely Ants are one of those things that are just nearly impossible to get rid of naturally, if not completely impossible. They are the hardiest, most highly evolved scavengers around heh, and they can put up with nearly any sort of abuse to their nests and such. Appart from commercial produc...
by Fah
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Here are some heads up for new readers wanting a quick adjustment as to whats going on. 1) Leo had a problem 2) We went through all the possibles, no luck 3) Blood test wont be done 4) Nothing more on these forums can be achieved for Leo 5) End of story and best luck to Leo in his endeavours. US, my...
by Fah
Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Leo, you have been in the center of controversy about your ability to keep birds before man, you seem to be a magnet for problems, hence why people can tend to be short with you (like myself in the past). Infact, I generally mull over your problems a few days before I even post, and often regret get...
by Fah
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help!!!!!! what color
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Help!!!!!! what color

Yup, looks like an Aussie Pallid Blue hen. :D

EDIT: The head seems to have a yellow hint to it, is that my eyes playing up or is it environmental (rubbing on a toy / perch etc)?

I could be seeing things... lol
by Fah
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eyes???
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Eyes???

Just like julie said. The young have 'mouse eyes' so to speak, completely dark in their juvenile state. :D
by Fah
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Wire thickness?
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Wire thickness?

Really wire thickness isnt an issue for the most part. Since the wire isnt going to be something that the bird is going to be perching on (well shouldnt be). It should just be for climbing over and strong enough to not break through. That being said, anything 1mm to 2mm should be fine (though 2mm is...
by Fah
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Leo, you have done as much as you can I believe in regards to figuring out / canceling out this problem, and dragging it on seems relatively pointless since you yourself said your not getting any tests done... so what else is there to add to this cept more posts about it? Sorry if I came off blunt, ...
by Fah
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

There is such a thing as being overly paranoid. It can do just as much damage is not caring enough. I am not saying you MUST blood test your bird, what I am trying to say is you should, if you do not for whatever reason, keep an eye on it for it getting worse, but keep in mind quite a few people mig...
by Fah
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Diet is fine then. Next step is sunlight. I am pretty sure you take your bird out now and then no? (hence harness). Are there any smokers in your house? (have heard from another situation a long time ago their bird had degenerative issues with their feathers from smokers). Again... doubtful though. ...
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Is this also coupled with some rather patch pale areas? I mean is there a distinct mix of shades of yellow in various parts of the body/wings other than the tail and flight feathers? The red in them is really quite minimal (i mean, the image is showing that it is capturing the pink in your hands, an...
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

While I cant guarantee there is no alexandrine in the mix, I can guarantee you no hybrids have ever shown red where otherwise it never appeared on an Alexandrine so we can almost certainly rule that out. I chased this option up with two Australian breeders specialising with Hybrid Alexandrines (who ...
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Looking for pic of pallid-cinamon and ino-cinamon
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: Looking for pic of pallid-cinamon and ino-cinamon

I can imagine, taking realistic life like pics of many IRN colours is nearly impossible on the best of days, and unless your a bit of a photographer at heart (to which I am certainly not), it is one heck of a task for the harder to capture colours like these.
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Looking for pic of pallid-cinamon and ino-cinamon
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: Looking for pic of pallid-cinamon and ino-cinamon

Did you manage to get any pics of it fully feathered at all Costal? Good looking little fella.
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: update on tango, wierd thing happening now
Replies: 33
Views: 2140

Re: update on tango, wierd thing happening now

Certainly need pics.

Suffice to say, you have had this red feathering problem before in lutino's, so I am gathering there is a link somewhere (diet, whatever).
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Looking for pic of pallid-cinamon and ino-cinamon
Replies: 9
Views: 3146

Re: Looking for pic of pallid-cinamon and ino-cinamon

Heya Recio, If memory serves me well, Coastal-Birds was found to have a possible Cinnamon-Pallid crossover, but the photo's were taken down a fair while ago. It might pay well to PM them and get in touch. http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=4457 I used to have the i...
by Fah
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pallids, buttercup : HOW??? WHY???
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: Pallids, buttercup : HOW??? WHY???

The only reason I was curious about your terminology is due to the fact I wasnt expecting a person so heavily involved in genetics to be using such an outdated and often misused name that is, in essence, a opportunity for confusion on a forum where people from all over the world meet, all of which h...
by Fah
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Joining in the fun
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Joining in the fun

All albino's have a sheen, infact all birds in general have a sheen of colour. This is actually the natural oils etc the bird uses for preening.

Hence why lutino's can sometimes have a green sheen, and albino's a blueish one... its just the oils reflecting colour through the feathers.
by Fah
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pallids, buttercup : HOW??? WHY???
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: Pallids, buttercup : HOW??? WHY???

Well, a few key questions/issues pop up. What do you term as buttercup as being? This is an old debunked name, and has been used extensively between two seperate mutations (combinations of as well) throughout the countries and regions. Pallid-ino (in the green series birds) has been referred to as B...
by Fah
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Interaction with babies?
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Interaction with babies?

As long as you can keep him warm enough, you can interact with it as much as you want. Keeping in mind it does need to sleep a fair bit, but they often just fall asleep tucked under your shirt, or on your lap etc. The only problem with them in the handrearing ages is the food in their crop getting t...
by Fah
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What type of bird would you like?
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: What type of bird would you like?

I had the privilage of raising/fostering a young wedge when I was 10yrs old in the Northern Territory. Was a bushfire victim, had badly singed feathers and blistered tallons. After around 6 months the little guy was pretty much all fit and ready to go out on his own again, but being a kid I was too ...
by Fah
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please help! Health question (budgie)
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Please help! Health question (budgie)

On an odd chance... maybe. Really you just find that sort of thing if they have eaten an apple, or other high water content fruits / veg. Its like feeding your bird a strawberry for the first time... you go into panic mode thinking they have blood in their poop heh. If your bird is alert, bubbly and...
by Fah
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: bubs phots session!
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: bubs phots session!

hehe Well I actually name every single bub I raise as well, its easier to remember them and its fun. I often give them very silly, generic terms, and recycle the names each year hehe :P It just depends on attitudes that surface. When it comes to worrying about getting too attached, try to remember t...
by Fah
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please help! Health question (budgie)
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Please help! Health question (budgie)

If you have not been feeding your little guy alot of water heavy fruits and veg recently, or changed its diet recently, I would take it down to the vet.

Running poops are caused by many things, none of which are diagnoseable over the forums :/
by Fah
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Joining in the fun
Replies: 21
Views: 905

Re: Joining in the fun

Woo grats mate :D
by Fah
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Fertility Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Fertility Questions

There has been a spate of thunderstorms around Australia, and you only need to combine the birds being spooked out of their nest for just a couple of hours on a really cold night to kill the eggs.

Could be a reason.
by Fah
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: bubs phots session!
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: bubs phots session!

Just GORGEOUS hehe, its amazing when you get several diff colours from a nest, just something special about it :D
by Fah
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Tilting head bac n rotating it Like a figure 8 not displayin
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Tilting head bac n rotating it Like a figure 8 not displayin

Maybe it just has that excited / happy feeling it gets when cuddle time is on? My little guy gets all worked up and starts doing his little 'cuddle' noises all on his own. My boy also used to do the neck thing alot when he was young, always fun guessing what sex things are lol, but yah, you could be...
by Fah
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 6 week old chick
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: 6 week old chick

I forgot to mention a container of water in the brooder is required, especially with heating systems from lights. It can be a very dry environment, causing skin problems and growth issues can easily come from that. Its just to keep a normal level of humidity around. It needs to be safe from being pu...
by Fah
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 6 week old chick
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: 6 week old chick

There is a stickied thread in regards to feeding routines on the forum. Best to handle the bub as much as possible around feed times (before, after, during etc) this gives interaction, but lets it rest when it needs it. They are generally very vibrant before feed times, so its a good period to get s...
by Fah
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help hand rearing - Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Help hand rearing - Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia

Fair enough :D

I do hope someone can lend a hand. I know all too well what hand raising when you cant afford to hand raise is like :/
by Fah
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help hand rearing - Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Help hand rearing - Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia

Was there any reason you have pulled them so early in the first place? You will find very few people familiar with raising birds that young.

Hopefully you can get some help. Best of luck :D
by Fah
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Help with colour identification of my hen
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: Help with colour identification of my hen

This thread is in two different sections... annoyingly enough. http://www.indianringneck.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8221 But yeah... next to her blue partner in the pic... there is no visual reference to anything other than a blue hen... but your obviously seeing something the pics arent capturing.
by Fah
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help. Colour identification of hen
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Help. Colour identification of hen

You might just have to work on your own efforts to check other blue hens in your area so you can compare live specimins. This is a good example of what we see not being what you see... in the pics its just a normal looking hen for the most part, but obviously not the case for you. Hopefully you can ...
by Fah
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Tic-Tacs
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: Tic-Tacs

Can a mod deal with this idiot? Its kind of obvious through several of their posts that they are just here to start problems. Click his profile, search his post history and you will see this guy is false. Dont waste your time arguing about what he is doing as that is all he seems to be here for. Thi...
by Fah
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Broken Nail
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Broken Nail

They have a fair whack of nerv endings in their nails, like other animals, so I can see why it would be hurting. Vet trip would be required as its the best place for bacteria to enter (the only place on a bird thats in regular contact with their poop / food etc). cheshirecat79, either your a complet...
by Fah
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: what do you think about it?
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: what do you think about it?

I once changed hand raising food kinds during the rearing process around 3 weeks of age, some of the birds has a similar (though not as much) affect on their feathering throughout the body and I went oooh! One bub even had a yellow tip (beige ish) on its tail... All this grew out on the first moult....
by Fah
Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help. Colour identification of hen
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Help. Colour identification of hen

Cant see anything other than a pair of blue birds from my opinion. What people often dont realise is there is a substantial difference between the colouring of the males and females as they get older through several of the mutations, blue is a good example of this. ie; the different shade the males ...
by Fah
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Many many and really many pics of Sam! Boy or Girl?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Many many and really many pics of Sam! Boy or Girl?!?

heh, not surprised your confused about it sexually, sexing ringnecks, despite common and regular topics / information about them, people seem to just love trying to ask the same question over and over lol.
by Fah
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is this something that males or females do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: Is this something that males or females do?

There are plenty of issues and talks about rings, really the search is your friend.

The lighter green / blue hue is not an indication of a ring, neither is a slightly grey tinge, its quite common across green birds (and other mutations have similar rings) even in hens.
by Fah
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When to try again?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Smooth work TD :D
by Fah
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest Box helping please
Replies: 3
Views: 380

I personally leave mine in all year round, just incase they get scared / shocking weather etc.

It depends on how easy it is to manage things like bee's / other insects, and be prepared to clean them out just before and just after breeding seasons.
by Fah
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Egg missing
Replies: 2
Views: 280

A mouse can easily remove eggs, and surprisingly large ones for their size too... amazing predators they can be. If there is not even a sign of egg shell in the smallest amount, I would say mice got it. If they know there is a source of food there, they will be back, so you may want to get some bait...
by Fah
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When to try again?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Well, there is no need to 'rest' her at all... I have had Indian Ringnecks pump out 5-6 young per cluch and double clutch at that, without problem... but one thing I have had experience from is they dont tend to go down again after a break.. they sorta go all or nothing during the months they have a...
by Fah
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When to try again?
Replies: 12
Views: 673

I might have missed another post of yours, but why are you removing the eggs and box from the aviary?
by Fah
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pallid & PallidIno
Replies: 20
Views: 1565

It was bad terminology, but I am trying to make it comprehensible for the forum.. not just for a possibility of 5 or 6 people to understand on the forums... sometimes I guess its not always well done on my part. I honestly believe, at least here in Australia (as other implications can be seen betwee...
by Fah
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pallid & PallidIno
Replies: 20
Views: 1565

It depends on your version of commonly accepted genetics I guess... between the countries there are some remarkable developments in various mutations and genes in Indian Ringnecks. Ino is a sex linked gene but it is linked to pallid. We have put (not just me... those people I know that have bred sev...
by Fah
Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How old should the babies be when I sell them?
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Well in Queensland its illegal (not just a nono, but illegal) to sell young before they are self sufficient and weaned. Like Julie said, around 10 weeks is on average when you will be able to sell them. Really depending on how well you hand rear them, and how much attention you give them they will b...
by Fah
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Baby
Replies: 9
Views: 663

It happens :/ Especially with young pairs. It IS a learning curve for them, yes instincts, but some catch on slower than others. One of my IRN pairs lost their first young within a day (not feeding it) and raised the other two perfectly fine... These are things we encounter sadly with raising birds,...
by Fah
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pallid & PallidIno
Replies: 20
Views: 1565

I am affraid its not as easy as that, yes pallidinos are traditionally the more pale... However there do exist Light Phase Pallids... brought around possibly due to the paler hens from the combinations being produced being put to normal pallid males... And pallidino cocks being put to pallid hens, m...
by Fah
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring?
Replies: 3
Views: 502

I have never seen / heard of a normal IRN colour up like that before 10-12 months of age, and those cases are very rare. At just 4 months of age, I would honestly be a little worried about your birds hormone levels (caused by several things). Ideally, if you have them on a good quality diet (lots of...
by Fah
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help please!
Replies: 9
Views: 461

I regularly heard some clutches of my IRNs crying through parts of the day even though they were getting fed, so many sure the bird is looking quite empty quite regularly before doing anything too drastic as you may just be giving yourself ALOT of work to do. I would say try checking 3 times a day (...
by Fah
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: nesting material
Replies: 4
Views: 416

So long as the eggs are not resting on the flat surface, you shouldnt worry too much, its when they are hatching on the hard flat surface that is like 90% of the cause for splayed legs (though it does happen from genetics/diet though more uncommonly). Birds naturally kick stuff out of the nest, some...
by Fah
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: nesting material
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Ideally no, nesting material really needs to be in before the eggs are even laid, as the hen can spend alot of effort kicking stuff out and moving it around so its just right. Once the babies are around, it can either do nothing to the birds, or really put them out of joint (depends on the bird). Ge...
by Fah
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: first pics of my little nudie bubs!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 795

yah one looks like a future ino/cinnamon mutation :D All gorgeous hehe
by Fah
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: can my irn have fresh coconut
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Fresh and naturally dried coconut is great for birds, however due to its higher fat content its best only as a treat kinda food.. keep it an uncommon food source :D
by Fah
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Male vs. female?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Only difference is visually, people have opinions so expect some rather different points of view. It boils down to the bird, how well you manage the pet, and how well it was hand reared that determines its pet quality. In regards to talking... well its anyones guess what you will get from your bird....
by Fah
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: leash on the harness
Replies: 3
Views: 712

From what I have heard about other people who free fly their birds on long tethers and the like... its pot luck with some birds. Keep up the training, try tethering them down to a peg / weight, and stand close enough that the leash doesnt even get close to being tight.. and offer treats to encourage...
by Fah
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring question with pics
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Nah, ino (which makes green birds go lutino, and blue ones albino) isnt a gradual colour, it would be split I asume if it has siblings of lutino colour, but this wont show in its own feathering. Looks perfectly healthy, just those yellow feathers have me a touch worried. Do you use dried fruits that...
by Fah
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: cats :(
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Not to mention protecting the silly buggers from themselves lol... they get up to all sorts of mischief with other cats and the vet bills of roaming cat owners can get quite expensive (if they care enough to fix the wound etc) heh Really, try some methods that work for others, like anti-cat chemical...
by Fah
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ring question with pics
Replies: 5
Views: 553

I ma curious about the amount of yellow through its feathering, what diet routine do you have him on?
by Fah
Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: cats :(
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Yup, cat traps were the only way for me. The neighbourhood cats were more than willing to bypass anything I tried to keep them away (citrus, chemical etc). In two weeks we caught 7 cats... only 1 had visible ID (cant dispose of ID'd cats) and only one owner bothered to look for their one out of the ...
by Fah
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pallid & PallidIno
Replies: 20
Views: 1565

This is an area which, in all honestly.. breeding background is the ONLY way to know. Visually... there are pale pallids, and vibrant pallids, and several inbetween pallids heh... Now... same goes for pallid-ino's Traditionally, you only see a real noticable change after several generations of palli...
by Fah
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: breeder website
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

One of the better resources of IRN mutations

http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/Mutations.htm
by Fah
Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Boy or the girls do this, or both?!
Replies: 3
Views: 493

My boy of 5yrs has little to no interest in toys, no matter what I do... heh, but he is still one of the happiest birds around, so I guess its just up to their personal wants.
by Fah
Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is this something that males or females do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Until you get colour in the ring, or lack of it around 2.5 years of age, its really anyones guess... most birds colour up around the 1.5-2yr age, but I have had a male not colour till the moult after his 2yr bday. Many, and I mean many IRN's under 3yrs (especially under 2yrs) show behaviour from bot...
by Fah
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Do Alexandrines calm down as they get older?
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Could I suggest cycling his toys around if he has alot? A bird spoilt for choice doesnt mean they will only play with their toys, if you have plenty, take some away and change them around every few days if possible as well as changing their locations. This will keep them focused on the toys a little...
by Fah
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: RINGS
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Yup, its on the early end of the stick but still possible like Melika said.
by Fah
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringnecks wanted poster
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Yah... well unfortunately they are rather a bit of a problem to the farmers. We need to eat too heh, and as much as I adore ringnecks... its thanks to completely useless and irresponsible owners that they exist in those situations now :/ Unlike cockies etc, or even galahs, ringnecks do alot of damag...
by Fah
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE 5 BABIES
Replies: 5
Views: 467

If your working with eye's you can actually tell ino, pallid and cinnamon from normal young eyes even before they open as well, though not the individual colours of the mutations I mentioned.

They are quite pale, and dont get the dark eye that the base mutations have.
by Fah
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: African Ringnecks
Topic: are African ringnecks harder to come by thank IRNs??
Replies: 1
Views: 2231

To my knowledge African Ringneck's are identical in nature to their larger brother the Indian Ringneck, the only difference between the two is visually (africans are smaller (about 2" or so, with darker beaks). They have a much smaller body however, making their tails look longer than the Indians. I...
by Fah
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to sex Male IRN from ± 1 and half year old
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Its also why I asked for a better pic.

Tattooing here in Australia for sexing is very rare now days, but im sure it still happens, and quite possibly more common in other places.

Just didn't make any biological sense.
by Fah
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to sex Male IRN from ± 1 and half year old
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Yah, just came back from another mates place down the road, they have several young from last year and not one has any form of marking, just good healthy looking flesh under the wings.

Not quite sure what you have there really, maybe get a vet to check it out?
by Fah
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to sex Male IRN from ± 1 and half year old
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Well, its certainly not visible on any of the adults we have here. Its also not visible on a pallid grey hen thats 1yr old, nor a blue pallid male thats also 1yr old. (checked today). I have also never once seen anything on the dozens I have handled indepth, and I think I would have noticed as thats...
by Fah
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hi...this is the baby
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

We do more disturbing things to human babies when they are born, by injecting them with things that often spur a little bout of discomfort for them... 4-5 times before they are even a year old... :P Despite what some believe, plucking two 1inch long feathers from the right spot is only a momentary t...
by Fah
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Looking for blue clear head hen
Replies: 3
Views: 782

cheers mods
by Fah
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hi...this is the baby
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Like julie said, try thickening the mixture, and set a time of the day (early to mid afternoons preferable) to do the feed, and let the little tiger sort him/herself out for the rest of the day... screaming is natural, why would you want an easy thing to stop? heh, just force the issue... if its eat...
by Fah
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hi...this is the baby
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Heya leo, you may want to cut down on the hand feeding, two months is well over 50 days, should really be on one feed a day, this helps trigger changes mentally in the bird, as well as physically and hormonally, so try not to drag out the hand rearing for too long.

Other than that sounds good.
by Fah
Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rainbow Ringneck?
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

I personally prefer this resource. Its one of the best places to see visual representations of most of the common and many of the less common mutations. You can have several mutations in the one bird. We had a Violetblue Cobalt Pallid-ino (was so rich in colour you would have said it was a clear-hea...
by Fah
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Rainbow Ringneck?
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Heya there,

The term rainbow is similar to skyblue, or silver.. they are nicknames for longer / more proper mutation combination's.

Rainbow is actually a Pallid Turquoise (either blue or grey).

Hope that helps.
by Fah
Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: male or female
Replies: 6
Views: 602

You will not be able to sex the bird at all feather wise really from that, when the males ring comes through its fast and furious most the time, or full feathers show solid black. Regarding the eye thing, its very very common for hens to have a grey line there too, and in males it can be quite a str...
by Fah
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: painting bird cages
Replies: 3
Views: 948

I use what the local aviaries and the zoo here uses on their cages. Its a water based, non toxic paint designed to go on mesh (bird, or other styles) and metal surfaces. Its called Dulux Weathershield (or weatherguard). Its also one of the few 'true' black paints that dont fade into blue/grey as it ...
by Fah
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hi...this is the baby
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Sometimes your problems can be answered by doing some very simple research and not waiting for the more 'experienced' people to give you the answer when really its right under your nose. Some quick searching, especially when you need vital information very fast is better than waiting for one of us t...
by Fah
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: hi...this is the baby
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Unfortunately the track record for you and birds in my opinion isnt crash hot, and it really angers me thinking people can hand raise their own young without guidance in a person to person form or by not reading COMPLETELY and understanding COMPLETELY all these issues that might pop up BEFORE you ac...
by Fah
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: need an opinion on my hen
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Birds NEED sunlight, not alot, but its just a fact of life for a healthy lifestyle, and its a certain requirement of birds in breeding situations (not just for the parents, but can cause issues with young). I would make sure the dried fruit you are giving them is free of sulphites (common in many dr...
by Fah
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: I lost the baby..
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Oh my, I am so sorry :( I really am, its something I am sure I dont even know quite how to feel like you two, but hope you find some peace of mind through the pain. Its a terrible ordeal to go through, but your a tough cookie! And it doesnt mark the end for anything, just a very rough patch on your ...
by Fah
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding questions (Australia)
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Also have to remember the nesting material gets compacted down and with the poop etc it can seem as if its shrunk in amount when all thats happened is just getting more dense.
by Fah
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: blue split to violet cock x ? Will produce violet babies
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Unfortuantely the bird, like Recio said, can be only blue OR violet blue.

You cant get split Violet in any colour range, it either is, or isnt. Thats how the mutation behaves.

Thankfully blue and violet is quite easy to tell appart in their pure forms, so maybe a pic could best help what it is?
by Fah
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Whats your job?
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Freelance IT security consultant heh, ie; geek who works from home :D

Whenever I need to travel I am grateful I have family that lives 10min away.
by Fah
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding questions (Australia)
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Ah very nice. I had some large single clutches, but yeah never a double clutch.... one year I had a girl lay 6 with all fertile and hatch, quite a mum she was. I chose never to double clutch my birds... I like as less physical stress on the birds as possible for longevity, if I needed more young I j...
by Fah
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding questions (Australia)
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Heya there, Around now through till August is when they get their boogey on and start getting quite interested in breeding. Some are sooner than others, others later than the rest... even here in Adelaide we can have different aviary locations go down with eggs 2-3 weeks appart... so its not certain...
by Fah
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Lice control
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Never heared of detol, but facing facts the live control spray is not expensive for how often you use it.. its quite cheap actually, premade and 100% safe for any of your birds.
by Fah
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: The eyes of the ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 4978

Really there is not 100% way ot telling the age as the eyes take a gradual (and a slow gradual at that) shift to the adult eyes starting from around 4-6 months of age up until around a year depending on diet and rearing progression (quality). I have had birds that looked quite young thanks to a slow...
by Fah
Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: The eyes of the ringneck
Replies: 8
Views: 4978

Getting a bird at any age you can still teach them... just can take more effort / time. You can start fresh with a young baby bird and it might just have a personality that wont want to learn much at all... yet you can get adult wilder birds learning new things in a heartbeat. Its basicly a mix of t...
by Fah
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: irn color
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

IRN's are such a hardy species, and so adaptable to their environment, that in the wild they can pose a serious pest threat unfortunately... Fact is... you get people who unashamedly release their birds into the wild thinking its the best idea and that they will actually survive the ordeal or dont c...
by Fah
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: irn color
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

the pic is very small and not top notch quality... but a guess is that its a silver IRN (cinnamon grey), but hey... its a guess.

Mutations in IRN's are normal, they just vary between locations as to which are rare and which are common.
by Fah
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Inbreeding question
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Its about the relation of genetic bloodlines... a child to a parent means the child is one half the parent bloodline (only 50% the same bloodline). Child to Child is same bloodline mix to same bloodline mix (100% similar bloodline). Not the same. Tried to make is as easy to follow as possible. This ...
by Fah
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Blood or feather sexing?
Replies: 17
Views: 940

I dont have problems with either method, however I use the feather option. Here we have two highly reputable comapies, MDS and DNAsolutions. Both require only 2 feathers an inch long or longer to be pulled from the bird. The only time I will use blood is in very young chicks when banding them with s...
by Fah
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

hehe, like anything its just on the quality of the hand rearing. IRN's and Caiques are worlds appart in the pet world, Caiques are like lorikeets without the messy poop thats all, hyperactive fluffy balls of crazyness. I have an IRN trained up and socialised as much as you can train/socialise a pet ...
by Fah
Tue May 26, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: A new Mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 3477

I mean, as another note, a friend quite heavily into Canary breeding and colouration pointed me to a few good examples that seem to mimic how this 'mutation' has started to appear. Research: One product is canathaxin another is Bogena Intensif is one more known for spot colouration that looks incred...
by Fah
Sat May 23, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: A new Mutation?
Replies: 16
Views: 3477

Still just looks like residual effects from the canary colouration. It doesnt look to behave like any other colouration mutation I know of either. The first series of images just seem too much like a result of the colouration feeding (i mean seriously... it even coloured the feet tissue), and this j...
by Fah
Sat May 23, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why does my IRN keep biting me?
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

I wouldnt ever expect a bird to let you do whatever you want inside its cage, its really up to the individual bird to decide how friendly it wants to be inside. You have to remember, often in the entire house, its cage is the only true place it knows is their territory, its safe, and since its in an...
by Fah
Fri May 22, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Alexandrine breeding age?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Alexandrines, like IRN's can breed from 2yrs on easily enough (can never put a guarantee on breeding age though, its just a good average estimate).

I have heard of IRN's and Alex's hens breeding from 1yo and males from 2, but seems almost completely common for 2yrs+ that they breed successfully.
by Fah
Fri May 22, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: ca anyone tell me what this noise means?
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Thats a typical young IRN noise, they do that alot when they are wanting a feed heh.

Though in full swing its quite different, but its certainly a faint remain of it.

They eventually stop it all together.
by Fah
Wed May 20, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

I got two pairs, one pair is 2006 bred, the other pair is 2007 bred. They are amazing characters, imagine a quiet lorikeet without runny poops lol Stunning personalities, look forward to working with their young. They should start getting into the pet trade soonish (males are down to $1k to $1.5k ea...
by Fah
Tue May 19, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: pics of some of the 'kids'
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Lovely looking birds :D
by Fah
Tue May 19, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage too small?
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Yes, (one too many 0's as a typo though) 1.5cm is 0.6th of an inch, and 2.5cm is one inch... But the reccomended sizes are 1/2" to 5/8" (half inch to 5/8th's of an inch). Making 1.5cm(fine) to 1.75cm(not ideal but workable) max from experience if what you will want to use for safety and enjoyability...
by Fah
Mon May 18, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: whatcha think of this cage?
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

The bar spacing looks quite large (designed for larger birds) which can and will cause problems over the years, all you need is one reckless wing to get through it (and it does happen alot in playtime etc in wide space cages) and bang, you have a very expensive and traumatic wing break on your hands...
by Fah
Mon May 18, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Cage too small?
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Honestly, the cages are quite large (good) for an IRN indeed, however the bar spacing on those two later models is too wide, have never had good experiences over a long term basis with anything wider than bar spacing of 1.75cm, 1.5 is ideal. The wider spacing can and does cause wing breaks, and if y...
by Fah
Fri May 15, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Cinnamon green cheek conure?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Alll birds are actually capable of this, it is a sign they are happy, and its regularly a sign they are trying to feed you more often than not. Its a strong bonding sign (though if a pet doesnt do it, does not mean its any less bonded) and it can be kinda gross lol Really its often a case of calming...
by Fah
Sun May 10, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: dog toys?
Replies: 8
Views: 629

I used to use big toys as foraging / muck around toys as well, and its very dissapointing to see a big name pet product like the Kong branded toys, pushing a bird toy that is made of a product not suitable for birds. Not the first time there have been toys for birds on the market that arent actually...
by Fah
Sun May 10, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: dog toys?
Replies: 8
Views: 629

In general, rubber dog toys are possibly not the safest of ideas in the long run... they sure wont hurt it in a short timeframe however. http://www.caiquecrazy.org/dangeroustoys.html Many dog toys have levels of zinc and other chemicals in such small quantities (for a dog / human) that its negligibl...
by Fah
Thu May 07, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is there a difference between "pet" and "show
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Well judges would most likely be looking for any form of hybridisations with other Asiatics (mainly the Alexandrine). Such as beak structure, skull formation, posture (generally IRN's are quite upright birds as an example) strong long tail feathers are also key here, and you can see some hybridisati...
by Fah
Thu May 07, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Rubbing your Ringnecks beak?
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Birds do indeed have blood vessels and nerve endings throughout the beak itself. It is a continually growing 'tooth' like scructure and basicly the only part of the beak that doesnt have these going on is towards the tips (often the clear or less coloured area is noticable here) The sensation could ...
by Fah
Thu May 07, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: Family grew again! hehe
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

Family grew again! hehe

Heh, couldnt help myself... proud new parent to a few pairs of Caiques :P In their quarantine / temp cages (large 1m cube patio cages) while they settle into their new home / new people. http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs010.snc1/2881_1073086785400_1173084905_30189586_7027192_n.jpg http...
by Fah
Mon May 04, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Moulting...
Replies: 2
Views: 300

heya, there are so many topics on moulting and moult etc that your best bet is to do a quick search (there is even a tool to help you at the top) of the forum. If you cant find the exact answer you need, fire it off for sure. This particular question i think gets asked alot and answered alot, so sho...
by Fah
Mon May 04, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should i breed IRNs?
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Breeding birds is a beautiful thing and something that I reccomend, but only to those who have done alot of research and have the serious time and dedication for it. If you are willing to really understand what they need, aviary requirements, feed requirements, mental requirements etc, and plan to r...
by Fah
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: European Cobalt and Sapphire
Replies: 19
Views: 3333

I find it cute that one reference to one person constitutes much of any worth lol Sadly my conditioning in the Australian market of disbelieving most of what people say without some form of proof, is that quite often after visiting their aviaries, they are nothing more than the standard of what they...
by Fah
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: hen or cock
Replies: 14
Views: 1868

Well, a lighter colouration of blue around the neck line, even a shallow pale grey even, can be common across females as well as young males.

Ideally, a pic would clear it up along with its age.
by Fah
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: European Cobalt and Sapphire
Replies: 19
Views: 3333

Can you post pics of these two birds at all? (then again, unless same lighting condition, the pics are relatively useless to use as a guide... i can make a normal blue irn look violet or cobalt in the right lighting lol). So far I have yet to see a difference in these birds despite what people claim...
by Fah
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 75
Views: 3322

hehe, up to you, your bird your problem in the long run mate. I have never heard of formula seeping from the nostrils... its unheard of. Once again mate, I am utterly lost as to the point of this thread, you often start with a question and go with something regardless of the worries other people hav...
by Fah
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Need help...Should i do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Yeah, so long as they are not getting caught on anything due to breakages / dmg or they are not causing your bird to attempt to excessively preen those dmged feathers then just leave them as they are.

They will certainly moult out and less effort the bird has to put on replacing feathers the better.
by Fah
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 75
Views: 3322

First off those pics of Julies birds are great examples of what a young bub should look like. Heh, in his posts before I made mine, there was not a single reference to the birds age / tail, but after reading his post after mine I realised this :D To Leo however... I dont want to be rude, but I think...
by Fah
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: psitacine mutations
Replies: 3
Views: 585

There have been a small (very small) handful of orange mutations, and pink even around the world, most can easily be summed up with a red factor feed for canaries etc in lutino / albino ringnecks. None of these people are capable of providing pics of the young as they are pinning, only as quite olde...
by Fah
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 75
Views: 3322

It is far too early to even think about the birds personality at an age where they have yet to feather up still.

Best bet is a pic of the bird. Second best bet is to compare it with pics on these forums and on the net as to what it should look like. If it looks different / odd, there is a problem.
by Fah
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: New bird
Replies: 75
Views: 3322

Some people will say any crap if it means getting a bird out of their hands and replaced with money :P
by Fah
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: krameris in spain
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

There are actually four species of Psittacula Krameri. P. K. krameri P. K. manillensis P. K. parvirostris P. K. borealis P.K.k = African Ringneck P.K.m = Indian Ringneck P.K.p = Abyssinian Ringneck P.K.b = Neumanns Ringneck Species when being used / talked about 99% of the time will involve the Indi...
by Fah
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Do babies constantly go yip yip yip yip yip?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

IRN's do yip more than other species I have bred, quite alot actually... but I can guess the reason its particularly noisey... Its alone. Solo bubs being hand reared are far more noisey than in groups, a small fluffy toy to snuggle up to is a great idea... something dull in colour without large eyes...
by Fah
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: Adelaide Bird Sale (Australia)
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Adelaide Bird Sale (Australia)

Heya all, just a plug for a bird sale coming up on the 5th this month (yah just a couple of days away). Adelaide Bird Sale At Enfield Community Centre 540 Regency Rd. Enfield. 11.00am - 1.30pm. Feel free to throw yourself in there to take a look if you are in the area. I wont have a stall, just rock...
by Fah
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: help with color of chicks
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Hmm, would deffinately be something worth further breeding etc if thats the case. Possible variations in the depth of masking is interesting to note. We have had a violet grey bird with the violet completely masked, hence why i was of the opinion this is how it was... will haras Mick to see if he wa...
by Fah
Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can you help identify please?
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

I was not interested in disproving anything.... I was just merely pointing out that continual breeding between PallidIno to Ino birds, does lighten the birds.. I dont read too much into speculation of something until it has actually been done, gives me a headache lol, I just look forward to seeing h...
by Fah
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: hand raised feral?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Utterly wrong, anything 'feral' about an IRN as they age is completely due to anything the owner has done or not picked up on or been unable to work with for one reason or another. Never heard of one having that sort of problem. I have been rearing / owning ringnecks for many years. They are quite i...
by Fah
Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can you help identify please?
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

Well, there are a handfull of breeders here in Australia who do the PallidIno lines. I myself with a friend started and sold our lines, it took 3 generations to see a notable difference between the birds colouring... It can take several generations when starting with regular pallid birds as a primer...
by Fah
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: size?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Nope, no size difference at all really. But the species itself does contain smaller sized birds and larger sized birds. Ideally, the larger the better but its nothing to worry about if you have a smaller bird. You will possibly always have a few birds that are larger than others. I have owned blues ...
by Fah
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How does the breeder know??
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Well, an Albino cock to a Blue hen will throw 100% albino hens, and 100% blue split ino cocks. So this could be how he could guarantee the sex. Ringnecks mimic alot of behaviour between the sexes, for fun, practise, hormones etc. I would not take its behaviour as a young bird as any indication in th...
by Fah
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: help with color of chicks
Replies: 15
Views: 1419

Violet is a structual colour, like Grey. A bird is either yes, or no in this case. Violet, like grey cant be split due to the genes nature. Violet is remarkably different to both blue and grey, so it should not be hard at all to distinguish the difference. The pins on grey/blue birds will always app...
by Fah
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My Blue Indian Ringneck
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Lovely looking bird :D Great to see such a happy bird, obviously getting plenty of love :D
by Fah
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can you help identify please?
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

Yup, nice work, your right with everything there :D
by Fah
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can you help identify please?
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

Heya there, they do look like Pallids to me, Lacewing is an old and technically incorrect name for Pallid. The more Pallids are put to ino birds, or pallid ino males, the lighter the young get... you can get pallid birds that look near on lutino, with males that hold both pallid and ino genes lookin...
by Fah
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: How is a Indian Ringneck better than an Conure?
Replies: 4
Views: 4721

I breed and have pets both several species of conures and several ringnecks. Sunnies generally pick up phrases fast if you teach them, but the best sound you will get will be short loud budgie quality talk. Conures, and sunnies, are like little puppies, cuddly, bouncy, loud and use their beaks alot,...
by Fah
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New - need help with my ringneck.
Replies: 57
Views: 7625

When you get to 25ish with an IRN you can safey say you have kept the bird in a great healthy environment and diet heh, thats old in the tooth for many an IRN to make it to that age.
by Fah
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: HELP!, their feet are going to fall off
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Unfortunately, the forums have been down for a few days, only just saw this sorry. First off, on a medical point of view I dont see cutting the foot off being cheaper than the vet costs heh, if you plan on doing this yourself, you surely have the ability and the equipment to remove the bands yoursel...
by Fah
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New - need help with my ringneck.
Replies: 57
Views: 7625

I think a companion is the worst thing you can do for that bird at this point in time.... you have changed its entire life around, you dont want to give it more stress of throwing in another chaotic bird to the mix. You need to take things more slowly... you have a bird that has been used to a very ...
by Fah
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: help with genetics
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Grey and Violet are actually structural colours, they are either grey or not, or violet, or not, no splits etc. One GreyGreen to a Green will produce 50% GreyGreen and 50% Green, likewise with VioletGreen and Green pairs. This is also what happens with birds that are Visually Grey (not the greygreen...
by Fah
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: help with genetics
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Well, all siblings will either be split for Blue or Turquoise as the father, being a visual turquoise grey carried both. Any hens produced will have just one of those two splits, and be either cinnamon or normal. The males will be visually normal, but split to either blue or turquoise. They will all...
by Fah
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can you hybridize a ringneck with a mustache?
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Heh yah, the thing about hybridization is quite common in several industries, I think people like myself are more anti-hybrid with birds as we cant import new blood, so we have limited stocks to work with in many many species... This being said, im still not entirely against it, and in some cases, w...
by Fah
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can you hybridize a ringneck with a mustache?
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

I have heard of a person trying this to a massive failure. (over 12 years work to produce a mucky genepool of birds that he cant sell and dont resemble either of the two species he was working with). Some birds just dont easily swap that mutanagenic behaviour in colour either I guess. Unlike an Alex...
by Fah
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Nope, Pallid is co-dominant with Ino. If you put an Ino (lutino) cock to a pallid hen, you will get PallidIno cocks and Ino hens. If you put a Pallid Cock to an Ino (lutino) hen, you will get PallidIno cocks and Pallid hens. To produce pallid and ino birds of each sex in the clutch, you need to put ...
by Fah
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bird on shoulder.
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Most certainly... any group / flock / pack animal will have various levels of heirarchy. You wont have an alpha bird like you will in a pack of dogs, but you will have rankings among birds like Ringnecks, and most of the flock species around. We become part of their flock by owning them... and espec...
by Fah
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Bird on shoulder.
Replies: 6
Views: 756

My IRN basicly lives on my shoulder, but he is also quite well trained. It can cause problems early on for dominance over who is boss... shoulder = contention area in that its as high as your head is... which is what it bases equality on. Not to mention, in the early ownership of your bird, a simple...
by Fah
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: regurgitation
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Both sexes have been known to do this yes, especially under 1yr of age.
by Fah
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Council trying to ban bird ownership... please take a stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

There are noise restrictions placed on breeders, which is fair enough, alot get away with it because of clever planning with foliage and design etc, but if you get in trouble with noise you have to reduce your flocks or be very careful of the species you own... Its the idea of BANNING them that is u...
by Fah
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Council trying to ban bird ownership... please take a stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Council trying to ban bird ownership... please take a stand.

For full news.com.au story please follow the link: m This is nothing short of a joke.... overpaid fatcats sitting behind desks devoid of any form of life in their hearts trying to justify their overpaid positions. It is amazing how the world must be doing really well with no worries or problems goin...
by Fah
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: yellow alexandrines !!
Replies: 2
Views: 2230

Well this is a sore topic at the moment in Aviculture here in Australia... The only Lutino (yellow) Alexandrines are actually hybrids of Normal Green Alex's and Lutino Indian Ringnecks. There are a few fine examples of Lutino Alexandrines around that are 4th generation, or 15/16 or better purity (15...
by Fah
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: deformed wing
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Sadly (in no way am i taking a stab at your friend) experienced vets are often quite useless when it comes to birds and similar 'out of the norm' vet items. I have come across many a vet who couldnt answer the most basic bird problems or know the most basic of dietary needs for certain high maintena...
by Fah
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: deformed wing
Replies: 7
Views: 665

I have never heard of someone experiencing this before, but all kinds of terrible side effects can come from extreme clips and possibly harsh handling doing it. Best bet is to take it down to a vet and get it looked at, just because it isnt bothering it doesnt mean its not in pain, a bird will never...
by Fah
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: New Blue Boy
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

No worries at all, just time and repitition, will beat it into yourself soon enough. :D
by Fah
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Share Your Flock With The Family
Topic: New Blue Boy
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Heya there, lovely looking boy.

If he is just a normal blue, then all young will be blue but the males will be split ino (albino).

If he is split ino, then girls will be either pure blue or albino, and cock birds will be albino or blue split ino.
by Fah
Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: NEW TO BREEIND ***UPDATE***
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Spinach, brocolli, carrots, sprouts (or sprouted seed), oranges, apples and grapes are what I generally make sure they have constant supplies of while the parents are rearing the young. Really any good quality fruit and veg is fine, but some are better than others. Dont go changing their seed / pell...
by Fah
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: toy question
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Even the least interested bird with toys will generally go for the leather / wood toys or the little wood fibre / paper rings you can get. I have one guy who really doesnt care for anything unless its something from the above. Some birds are very fussy when it comes to toys, others take a long time ...
by Fah
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Anyone heard of the Slatey mutation in IRN,S
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Cool, they seem to refer to pallid as lime there. Looks like a lovely mutation to play with, would have alot of fun experimenting with it. Sadly, things like this could possibly never make it to Australian breeding. /sigh I am sure people out there own something that they dont realise they have, and...
by Fah
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Anyone heard of the Slatey mutation in IRN,S
Replies: 6
Views: 768

If you post the link I can tranlate it through. But never heard of the mutation, would be interesting to look at.
by Fah
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: European Cobalt and Sapphire
Replies: 19
Views: 3333

I have heard rumours about this european cobalt etc, but I have not seen any proof of it... I think sellers are honestly trying to 'talk up' their blood lines to try and sell theirs, as there are now a fair few breeders with cobalts and especially violets now. I have yet to see a cobaltblue look muc...
by Fah
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: THE HUGE KOKO
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Almost impossible to tell the size of a bird from sitting on a hand in a photo... hands are countless from small to large sizes heh. Alexandrines are very large, some are larger than others, some smaller.

Looks like a happy bird. :D
by Fah
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can anyone identify these birds.
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

I got mine off a long time friend in Sydney. Was one of his last opalines, paid under $1k for him, 12 months old. Kind of alot of money imo for Opaline... but being sex linked the males are worth a fair bit more than the hens. Will ask for you, but I dont think I know anyone with any left until next...
by Fah
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is this possible???
Replies: 2
Views: 441

The following is a pic of a 6yo breeding pair, showing that hens can and do get a grey ring. Its not overly common in Indian Ringnecks, but tinges of aqua to grey can occur in young birds, though should look nothing like an adult ring. With the males, the ring generally comes through instantly in on...
by Fah
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can anyone identify these birds.
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Opalines: m Pallids: m That browning in the wings and colouring of the birds can be a few factors. Dietary (as you said it comes and goes, can effect the preenings oils etc), and it could be cinnamon in certain lighting conditions. The extensive browning on the flights is caused by cinnamon, which a...
by Fah
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MUSTARD RINGNECK ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Thats a golden olive. A greygreen cinnamon.

I guess people could refer to that as mustard, I just didnt think of that, never heard them called it before heh.
by Fah
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can anyone identify these birds.
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

Ah cool, I couldnt see the opaline markings on the flights, but if you say they have that distinct pattern then that could be it. If you could get a shot of the flights that would be great. If you can get a shot of the parents it will easily show if they are opaline or not on their flights, a side o...
by Fah
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can anyone identify these birds.
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

First one looks like a pale greygreen pallidino. I am guessing those pale coloured birds (the gren with yellow, and the grey with white) came from the same nest? Are you actually able to tell us the parents at all? Or they are not known? Its awfully hard and nearly unrealistic to get a judge of what...
by Fah
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Why does he do this?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Computer mice and pens and pencils are big ones, and mostly from what I gather because of the attention you are giving it, and not the bird As far as pet birds are concerned, any and all time, is free time to spend with them. Computer mice fall victim to almost all bird owners I know heh, tearing ap...
by Fah
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest Box Picture request
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

There is no real cheap answer unfortunately, as you cant use treated wood (hence second hand wood is nearly useless). My style of boxes can cost up to $35 each to make, using completely neutral materials that in no manner whatsoever can a bird get ill / die from ingesting parts of it. Sadly there ar...
by Fah
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: OPALINES Sex linked mutations : questions !!
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Anything that has a slash ie; / infront of it means it is split.

ie; A blue split ino would be called:

Blue /ino

The percentage is the raw percentage chance you have of getting that colour bird in your clutch.
by Fah
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get a turquoise opaline IRN ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

I doubt many people have opalines and dont know it. Opaline doesnt have anything to do with opal like colours. Turquoise gives blue birds green hints or solid green areas here and there. Opaline lightents certain areas of the flight feathers and darkens the head. Your best bet is just to really dig ...
by Fah
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get a turquoise opaline IRN ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Well, opaline is quite a rare mutation in Australia. Not overly hard to find, but harder to find someone who is willing to sell. Turquoise, doesnt matter what bird carries the mutation, 50% of all their young will be turquoise. Opaline is sex linked, so if the male has opaline visually, all hens wil...
by Fah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Ah whoops.

http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/ ... rameri.htm

You can get Aqua, it behaves just like Turquoise with a few slight differences. However expect to spend approx $2k and up for good looking Aque blue birds.
by Fah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Here is a link of all the basic mutations to indian ringnecks. You can combine them etc etc, some are rare as hens teeth in Australia Like: --Aqua (aka emerald) which is not Turquoise. --Misty (some dubious sources of 'misty' birds around) some of the misty birds i have seen in australia have actual...
by Fah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

I got into the genetics of animals a long time ago before I left year 12 (was only 16 ) when I hit 19ish I got myself an IRN as a pet due to it being a parrot species I have wanted ever since I saw an Australian movie about an italian family getting an inheritance in WA, and moving there and some ol...
by Fah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: COLOURS RINGNECK PAIRING ??????
Replies: 2
Views: 372

If you dont know the sex, there is no point looking for a partner no? If its a male, it will be Blue split ino. If its a hen, it will just be Blue. If its a male, I would recommend a pallid hen of some description. If its a hen, I would recommend a violet of some description. You do not want violet ...
by Fah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Should be refered to as albino instead of white, just for ease of terms.

To get the cinnamon blue (pale blue) birds yes, he has to be split cinnamon.

So therefore, the dad seems to be Blue split ino AND split cinnamon.

They can be split for more than one mutation.
by Fah
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Ino is the correct term. Ino in blue birds makes them go Albino (white) Ino in green birds makes them go Lutino (yellow) To get those pale blue (cinnamon) birds the dad must also be split cinnamon. Now, if the mum is just a plain albino (blue and ino) and the dad is Blue split ino split cinnamon, th...
by Fah
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

If they are boys, they are Blue split ino.

If they are girls, they are just Blue.
by Fah
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: MUSTARD RINGNECK ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Unfortunately thats another made up name >.< I wish I could help out working with names that are not related to ringneck genetics is almost impossible, its really up to the seller to know more, or to be able to show the bird. Australia happens to be one of the countries that is so antiquated and anc...
by Fah
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: WHAT COLOUR ARE THESE RINGNECKS ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1417

Heya, without knowing which parent is the albino (ino is a sex linked mutation, results vary if dad or mum was the albino bird). Blue is what they are visually, however the albino parent means the genetics need to be looked into before I can give you an answer as to what they might be from a genetic...
by Fah
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: HELP PLZZ MY NEW ALEXANDRINE FALL IN THE SEA
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

When in doubt, overract imo hehe A vet check is a good idea, I doubt you would have any problems with any virus or influenza, from the sound of it it was such a small time frame and there was very limited contact... but hey, i wasnt there. If your bird doesnt seem 100%, take it to a vet, tell them w...
by Fah
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: PALLID AND PALLID-INO ARE THEY DIFFERENT !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

There is actually a sticky (a forum topic that remains at the top) in the photo section of this forum.

http://indianringneck.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2773

That should get you going on putting pics up on this site :D
by Fah
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: HELP PLZZ MY NEW ALEXANDRINE FALL IN THE SEA
Replies: 7
Views: 2023

Heya, like with any traumatic experience and shock it just means more impact on the calm and relaxed approach you need to take to training / socialising it. The bird has a fresh memoory of terror and humans involved in that terror, so it will take a calm and relaxed and most importantly a forgiving ...
by Fah
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: PALLID AND PALLID-INO ARE THEY DIFFERENT !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Heya, there is indeed when it comes to genetics. A Pallid-ino, is a bird that carries the ino gene as a split. However pallid and ino are so closely linked that they actually mesh with each other in the males. Visually, a pure pallid is generally of darker body than pallidino birds. Pallidino birds ...
by Fah
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: BLUE CLEARWING RINGNECK HEN INFO PLEASE !!
Replies: 2
Views: 458

There are two mutations that have pale to white heads, well three. 1) Pallid (aka lacewing) 2) Clearheaded (buttercup) 3) Cleartailed (whiteheaded whitetailed - yellowheaded yellowtailed) Now... there is no mutation called 'clearwing', and going by the name, with a white head, and the fact that the ...
by Fah
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringneck colour mutations
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Violets are incredibly easy to breed with. Violet is a stunning mutation, which is going to become really cheap as time goes on. Ideally, you dont want to put violet with any grey bird, as the grey masks the violet colour completely, same with ino lines, I wont tell people what to and what not to pu...
by Fah
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Fah...Do you have a picture of a Male pale Grey Pallid?
Replies: 4
Views: 523

No worries at all. You can do some rather amazing things with some stunningly simple combinations of cheap mutations. You dont need to spend thousands of dollars on rare ringneck mutations to get something rare visually.
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest Box Picture request
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

They are good climbers, I have not known any parrot to get into any difficulty getting in or out, however I have known some birds get lazy and drop down the last stretch and onto young / eggs.
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Fah...Do you have a picture of a Male pale Grey Pallid?
Replies: 4
Views: 523

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2141/129/36/1173084905/n1173084905_30116593_8309.jpg That particular pair is not mine, previously owned by a good friend of mine. Here you can see what I was talking about. Its a Grey Pallidino Cock to an Albino hen (possible masking grey). To recreate t...
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringneck colour mutations
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Ah coolies Then the two pairs are genetically identical. So use the option from Pair 1) There are no DF pallids, im just guessing that was a typo. (pallid is the true name for lacewing, lacewing is technically an outdated and incorrect name for the mutation). Regarding the turquoise mutation, it is ...
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Ringneck colour mutations
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

A DF turquoise bird will throw all turquoise young, single factor only if the hen has no turquoise. Pair 1) Cocks: Turquoise Grey Pallidino Turquoise Grey Pallid Hens: Creamino (masking grey) Turquoise Grey Pallid Since the below pair has only one parent with single factor turquoise, young are 50% s...
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest Box Picture request
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2141/129/36/1173084905/n1173084905_30116535_8885.jpg That is the only box design I have come to use for my Indian Ringnecks. I have used boot style, drop down style, inverted boot style... but in the end I always come back to the Z shape box or styles de...
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: baby colour possiblity
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Its all luck, but those are the figures that that pair can pump out. You cant guarantee anything in the bird world and below is a prime example of it. I have had a Turquoise Blue paired with a Blue and in 3 years, they had 11 young. Not a single one was turquoise. It was only in their fourth year th...
by Fah
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: baby colour possiblity
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Both Hens and Cocks as follows. 21.5% D green violet(sf) /blue 21.5% blue violet(sf) 10.75% D green /blue(T1) 10.75% D green violet(df) /blue 10.75% blue 10.75% blue violet(df) 3.5% D blue violet(sf) 3.5% green violet(sf) /blue 1.75% D blue 1.75% D blue violet(df) 1.75% green /blue 1.75% green viole...