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by JimHcctx
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: blue x yellow
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: blue x yellow

I tried running it through a new calculator produced by Stefan Adams. I think you would have to have a:

grey blue male and the lutino/blue

or

Blue Male and the lutino is grey ino/blue
by JimHcctx
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: NEW FB DISCUSSION GROUP ON IRN MUTATIONS AND GENETICS
Replies: 4
Views: 3414

Re: NEW FB DISCUSSION GROUP ON IRN MUTATIONS AND GENETICS

Actually I am very happy I came across this post. I have been away from this site for several months as breeding season wasn't in full swing. When I came back I have been reading posts and it might be my imagination, but seems like the activity has gone down here a lot. While FB is a great place, fo...
by JimHcctx
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what are the odds?
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

Re: what are the odds?

You have to reverse engineer to figure out what they are spit for if you don't know. So simply see what colors you get and then figure out how you got them. You might have to actually do a few pairings over a few seasons to determine all the possibilities.
by JimHcctx
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pairing split opalines and double splits
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Pairing split opalines and double splits

Not sure this is correct as I am thinking Deep is cobalt. However this should give you some idea of the possible combinations even it the colors are off: 1.0 D blue /opaline x 0.1 turquoise(parblue) /rec.pied cleartail % from all 1.0 6.25% 1.0 turquoise(parblue)Blue /rec.pied 6.25% 1.0 turquoise(par...
by JimHcctx
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep
Replies: 45
Views: 4822

Deep

Is Deep the term people use now for cobalt? I saw someone interchanging these two and it got me curious. Thanks
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Color/Mutation Combinations
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Color/Mutation Combinations

Someone asked, so now I am curious. Is their a general number of suspected IRN color/mutations that people use? I told the woman about 150 but that was just based off an approximation of combinations I saw in the book Asiatic Parrots and their mutations. I am thinking somebody has a general number. ...
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: colourful query
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: colourful query

A light sheen of green over the entre body except for the head would indicate it is a green pallid.
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest box materials
Replies: 6
Views: 5738

Re: Nest box materials

In addition to pine shavings and peat moss you can also you Soil Conditioner. Like Peat Moss is is decaying material more similar to what you would find inside a tree hollow. Fine grains, the birds are unable to throw it out of the box as easy and you can put in shavings above it too if you like. Mi...
by JimHcctx
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding in qualities other than color
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Breeding in qualities other than color

I recently went to a bird show and purchased a lutino indian ringneck cock. The bird looks good, but it is an older bird, older than anything I have. If I am reading the bands (one brass or copper and the other open SS) correctly it is 2002 bird. After placing it in my male community cage I noticed ...
by JimHcctx
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Dark Factor? Dark Opline ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Dark Factor? Dark Opline ?

Thanks guys, the bird I was referring to is the darkest blue in the photo. As always light & camera is an issue. With several DF Violet blues and SF Violet blues on hand, this bird is very much different from either, it is blue and not purple, with the exception of the head. The blue is very dark an...
by JimHcctx
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Dark Factor? Dark Opline ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Dark Factor? Dark Opline ?

Hi all, I am hoping someone can give me some clarity on the color of the darkest bird in these photos. The bird came from a pair that is a single factor violet-blue male split opaline and a cinnamon violet-blue hen. The body color is dark blue, really dark blue, with a head color that looks just lik...
by JimHcctx
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Infertility?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Infertility?

I have a pair of ringnecks I have had together now for over two years. The male is four, the female, 5. Last year she laid 3 clutchs, all infertile. This year, she laid her first clutch and they were all infertile. He is Green/Lutino and she is Albino. I did some back tracking and found the owner pr...
by JimHcctx
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: How to build a suspended avairy?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: How to build a suspended avairy?

You might try looking at the Group Pages of Facebook. They do have a group entitled Aviary Design, Construction and management. that shares a lot of projects and will provide lots of input with posed questions. The other things I have found helpful are doing image searches using 100 or so of your fa...
by JimHcctx
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calculator Question
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Calculator Question

That's great, but who actually fixes these things?
by JimHcctx
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Day by day growth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3185

Re: Day by day growth?

This isn't Day-To-Day ringneck photos, but its every few days. http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tooe ... OOENIJ.pdf
by JimHcctx
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calculator Question
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Calculator Question

I just purchased a 4 year old grey male ringneck. The parents of this bird were 1.0 grey and 0.1 lutino. making his only possibly combination (assuming they are both as stated) 1.0 grey(sf) green /blue ino . Plugging this into the genetics calculator (grey(sf), Blue (split), Ino (split), and mating ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Scaly Green
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Scaly Green

I was at a Mart yesterday and a woman had a IRN she refered to as a Scaly Green. She did not know much more about it. I know for a fact it was NOT a Violet-green, not a normal-green, and not a green-grey. Their two longest tail feathers were not green, and not blue or violet. What would be closer to...
by JimHcctx
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calculator Question
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Calculator Question

This past year I paired a 1.0 Blue Violet Turquoise male to a 0.1 Blue hen. When I use the genetics calculator I am checking 1.0 Violet Single Factor Turquoise Visual At this point, the options go back and forth for either "Blue" or "Turquoise" to be selected, but you can not select both to add "Blu...
by JimHcctx
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding in texas... is it too early?
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: breeding in texas... is it too early?

What you are seeing is babies ready for sale who were born a few months earlier. Breeding season in the Houston Area Starts in late December and goes to the end of June. Their s a guy up there who breeds ringnecks that I am told uses artificial lighting to trick his birds into a second breedings sea...
by JimHcctx
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding season in Texas?????
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Breeding season in Texas?????

I leave nest boxes in place all year around, but they never use them outside of season. If she is working it, I would leave it and see what happens. She might lay, never know. The only ones I have seen go in are this past seasons babies who wonder in and out just to look around. But it is not their ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding season in Texas?????
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Breeding season in Texas?????

She wont unless you have her inside and for some reason have the lights on for at least 12 hours a day after she had been in a period of 8 hour a day light for some time. The "season" in Texas is over, but never say never! Good Luck!!
by JimHcctx
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding season in Texas?????
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Breeding season in Texas?????

I live in Corpus Christi, TX. For me, breeding season has started as early as Dec 27th and as late as Feb 1th. Then runs until the end of June. My aviaries are outdoors. Last year was not a great year early in the season having the 1st eggs across the board clear, but shaped up will on 2nd and 3rd c...
by JimHcctx
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: need urgent help
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: need urgent help

For example, Imran has had this page http://www.indianringneck.com/handfeed/ since before I joined this forum. But I don't think it gets read as much as it deserves. Hmmm, not only have I read that one (several times), but the rest as well. I think the articles expressed here are extremely valuable...
by JimHcctx
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet IRN
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Violet IRN

A violet blue is a violet colored ringneck. If you use the genetics calculator, you would have to select both violet and blue to get it to work right, but visually it is a violet colored bird. A violet green bird also referred to as dark green in the states (bad term as there is also a dark green ri...
by JimHcctx
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: pellets and stool
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: pellets and stool

Colored Pellets will change stool color. The key will be to see if he eats them, if he is eating, he should be fine. I would still give some seed for a treat, but for the first few weeks blaze forward to pellets and get him eating well. If you really want to worry, give him some beats, it comes out ...
by JimHcctx
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Traveling from US to Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Traveling from US to Germany

I hate to say this, but I would recommend not getting the bird. You are going to have headaches both coming and going. Although, thier might be a express method as part of a military move. Contact your husbands travel branch and the new command and ask about transporting pets and ringnecks specifica...
by JimHcctx
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: coffee
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: coffee

Yes, its bad, but like most everything else given in moderation is not going to adversly affect them. I have had various birds over the years who drank coffee or soda. The occasional drink is fine. Avoid choclate additives in the coffee and thier is a diffrence when you get into double-choclate-carm...
by JimHcctx
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: purple monkey dishwasher
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: purple monkey dishwasher

I feed mine both sweet patatoes and beets. If you have never fed the beats before, dont be suprised if the stool is red as it will be after eating beets. Not sure about Dutch Carrots, but carrots are also a healthy choice to feed.
by JimHcctx
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Baby bird problems-please help.
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Baby bird problems-please help.

This is a crude way to describe this, however visually it kinda works. A very small baby ringneck when a feeding is completed will have what appears to be a womans "D" size cup in its crop. As the baby nears weaning, the full crop will look more like a "B" cup. One feeding of a baby that is about fu...
by JimHcctx
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Make your own : Calcium Mineral Block
Replies: 5
Views: 8725

Re: Make your own : Calcium Mineral Block

I can use Google too! NUTRACEUTICALS & FOODS *– USP grade zinc oxides can provide the essential mineral zinc, in vitamins, dietary supplements, and direct and indirect food applications. What I dont use is ebay, and while Dean does have an ebay store its not the bulk of his business. If your curious...
by JimHcctx
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Make your own : Calcium Mineral Block
Replies: 5
Views: 8725

Re: Make your own : Calcium Mineral Block

I use a product here in the States called Dean's Calcium Blocks. He is located in Arizona and makes and sells a lot of them. Here is his ingredient list: Contents: Calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, steamed bone meal, oyster shell grit, Iodide salt, yeast, Nutria-Vets special milk protein Concent...
by JimHcctx
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Female IRN being in love with my father
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Female IRN being in love with my father

I have had a few like that. Completely imprinted on humans. They make fantastic pets but I never got any of them to breed and one hen killed two of her mates. Do you know anything about the birds upbringing? I am very curious. Each one I had that was human imprinted was purchased by someone from a b...
by JimHcctx
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What age can IRN babies be pulled for hand feeding?
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: What age can IRN babies be pulled for hand feeding?

There is a really good write up at the beginning of this section about hand feeding. If equipped, you could hand feed from day one, I usually wait until the youngest chick is about 3 days old before pulling the clutch. Anything before 2 weeks should be fine. I am currently feeding one baby for plans...
by JimHcctx
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Question abut pellets... PLEASE HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Question abut pellets... PLEASE HELP

A few birds don’t do well on colored pellet, but it’s fairly rare although more prevalent in some species. A friend had a pair of African Greys who laid 12 eggs where the eggs were going bad. He kept mentioning that the cock was sloppy and getting food all down the front of the hen to the point she ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: IRN Growth diet?
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: IRN Growth diet?

I don’t think you could get a ringneck or any bird to grow larger than it is genetically predisposed to do. When it comes to feeding, you might look at it as if you feed the wrong things, stunt its growth, etc it will not get as large as it is genetically designed to get. There is a study in a book ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Eye Colors
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Eye Colors

I mated a male lutino with a green pallid female. I noticed the red eye on the oldest chick and initially thought it must be a hen. Then I started looking at the genetics calculator and see that pallid is co-dominant of sex linked ino and started looking closer at the entire clutch which all seems t...
by JimHcctx
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Eating Babies
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Eating Babies

Hi, I have a pair together who have already laid once this year. Out of her first clutch of 5, the frist two chicks hatched immediatly disapeared from the nest box. I beleive the male has eaten them upon hatching. I had moved the eggs and got one baby. Now, with the babies due to hatch any time now,...
by JimHcctx
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding Career?
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Breeding Career?

From what I can see, the answer would be no. At least in Texas. I run one bird mart for our bird club and attend a second. I talk with a couple hundred breeders over the course of the year who breed all sorts of birds. Ringnecks are popular with those who breed them. But overall, at least over here,...
by JimHcctx
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest box ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Nest box ideas

I use about the same in both metal and wood. I also use L boxes. I have had much better luck with the straight up and down boxes and found the L boxes allow enough nesting area to allow the hen to push the shavings over and out of her way. The result has been eggs which roll around from lack of shav...
by JimHcctx
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calculator Question - Cleartails
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: Calculator Question - Cleartails

Lushen Thank you, however I am still questioning the calculator. The one I am having a problem with is Madas's calculator at http://www.halsbandsittichmutationen.de/IRNGenCalcSL/IRNGenCalcSLTestPage.html When I attemp to load a male green cleartail split turqouise, By selecting Cleartail and double ...
by JimHcctx
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calculator Question - Cleartails
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Calculator Question - Cleartails

I have a male green cleartail which should be split turquoise. His parents were 1.0 Turquoise/cinimmon/cleartail and 0.1 green cleartail. Visually, he is a green cleartail. I am attempting to enter him into the genetics calculator as a green cleartail split turquoise, even though I am selecting the ...
by JimHcctx
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Texas!
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Greetings from Texas!

Hello Scott, I breed IRN's in Corpus. Agreed, this is a great site!
by JimHcctx
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Male and female differences....behavior, talking, etc...
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Male and female differences....behavior, talking, etc...

Certinly not a scientific answer, however having raised 50-60 I have found that only a few made really cuddly pets. I suspect that percentage improves dramatically with additional interaction by the handfeeder and isolation of the clutch mates. At any rate, each bird that I condsidered an absolute l...
by JimHcctx
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Cage Question
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Cage Question

I am noticing some of the pictures on this site display a cage design that appears to have a round wire mesh body and the ends are just a 4X4 (or 3X3) square sheet of wire mesh. I am wondering what the benefits or thoughts behind the cage design over a typical shoebox shaped cage. Less wire? less cu...
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how do I get my ringneck to let me touch him
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: how do I get my ringneck to let me touch him

This will not work for you. I am a big guy and have very strong hands, so I tried it and it did work, but its not a relationship builder nor is it going to get you the results you seek. I read a post a few years ago that said "Ringnecks are very smart, if you hold them and let them bite you, after a...
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: how do I get my ringneck to let me touch him
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: how do I get my ringneck to let me touch him

try treats in the palm of your hand. first open, until he gets the idea where they are, then with fingers curled a bit, then curled a bit more. Force him to brush against you vice you doing all the work. Make him realize the hand is a good thing. You can do this with palm up and with palm down on yo...
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Trait Lifespan
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Trait Lifespan

Can anyone tell me the generational lifespan of various traits? For instance, how many generations down the road could a cinnamon appear in the apple cart if the parents were not visual. Or, how many generations down the road could a ino appear? Often a color is produced that is unexpected, and can ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Separation anxiety??
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Separation anxiety??

Kimi Let me first say I am not an expert by any means. But I do have a few friends who are. A lot of what I come up with is my own observations and a lot of reading and applying observations of other species etc etc. So here are a few thoughts for what it's worth (sorry I am long winded). Bluffing: ...
by JimHcctx
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Separation anxiety??
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Separation anxiety??

Kimi She is still pretty young, but typically females do not particularly like males until breeding season has started and often it can be dangerous to place unfamiliar couples together if the cage is small as the females could injure or kill the male. So keeping them together but in separate cages ...
by JimHcctx
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What Calculator is correct?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: What Calculator is correct?

Thanks Madas, I like the calculator, and after much back and forth, my friend finally pulled out the book and realized I (and the calculator) wasn’t wrong. Calculator comments: I use it a lot, mostly day dreaming about various pairing, but it does help me learn. Some things about it are not as intui...
by JimHcctx
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What Calculator is correct?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

What Calculator is correct?

I have been playing around with two calculators: http://www.gencalc.com/gen/eng_genc.php?sp=0PsitIR http://www.halsbandsittichmutationen.de/IRNGenCalcSL/IRNGenCalcSLTestPage.html After endless arguments with a friend about what babies are coming out of what, I am starting to question everthing. I no...
by JimHcctx
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nine Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Nine Eggs

Yes, the nine are highly unusual. Last year I had two pair who laid seven eggs each and I was estatic, unlike this pair who only get seed, pellet, and the ocasional veggies, to get those two pair to lay, I was feeding them everything super healthy. So I am at a loss for the high yeild. I will try ad...
by JimHcctx
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nine Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Nine Eggs

I have a pair of ringnecks that have been together for three years. Last year she laid 5 eggs, but only one was fertile. Now she has laid nine eggs in one clutch and one appeared to have some growth, but the other eight were completely clear. I also noted, that she managed to remove most of the nest...
by JimHcctx
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Size For Breeding Cage?
Replies: 5
Views: 6694

Re: Size For Breeding Cage?

I use 2x3x5's for breeding. They work fine. Then a 4x8x8 flight the rest of the year (cuts down on bowls and allows for switching up the pairs the following year). Otherwise, I would just leave them in thier cages.
by JimHcctx
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Wives Tales and other breeder secrets...
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Wives Tales and other breeder secrets...

Over the past few years, I have heard a lot of things from a lot of breeders on methods to stimulate egg production and bring on early breeding seasons. Ones in particular that come to mind are: "Put the birds in the car and take them for a long drive. Then wait two weeks for the eggs." Supposedly t...
by JimHcctx
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Color Combination question
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Color Combination question

Ok, never heard that before, everyone talks violet and its a purple bird. I almost didn't even see the violet-green bird in the corner of that photo. That I think is what people call a Dark-Green but only saw the one that ended up throwing the violets (violet-blue) in the first place.

Thanks!

Jim
by JimHcctx
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Human imprint on female ringnecks?
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Human imprint on female ringnecks?

I have about seven pairs of ringnecks and have probably had 50-60 ringnecks in total over the last few years. I have two female ringnecks that act like the other birds in the flight are complete aliens and are extremely aggressive to them. During breeding season, they are always looking to me cooing...
by JimHcctx
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Color Combination question
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Color Combination question - follow up question

Thank you for the reply, I am missing something with this lacewing business and need some help sorting it out: I understand that two visual lacewings throw visual lacewings. I had two solid blues throw a blue lacewing two years ago and was told that both my male and female had to be split lacewing t...
by JimHcctx
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Color Combination question
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Color Combination question

Hi, I am trying to figure out what the offspring will be on these two pairs. The diffrence between them is SF and DF hens: Pair One Male: Green Cleartail Female: Violet split lacewing (SF) Pair Two Male: Green Cleartail Female: Violet split lacewing (DF) Neither hen is visual lacewing, but thier mot...
by JimHcctx
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Indian Ringneck nesting material,
Replies: 5
Views: 6630

Re: Indian Ringneck nesting material,

I just toured an aviary, a large avairy at that with over 500 birds. I was surprised she used "Soil Conditioner" from the nursery as bedding for all her birds. Most of which were amazons. I purchased a bag of this mix and took a long hard look at it. I have placed it in one nest box with conures to ...
by JimHcctx
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Feather Loss Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Feather Loss Issue

I have a male lutino ringneck, somwhere over 5 years old. A good producer who two years ago almost died, lost most all his feathers and had to be tube fed and given baytril antibiotics. The bird was near death at the time and I had loast several others that year. Now when he molts, all his tail feat...
by JimHcctx
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how do i get the humidity up in the nest box ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: how do i get the humidity up in the nest box ??

I have wood boxes with pine shavings. When the eggs are about 5 days from being hatch, daily, I take a spray bottle with warm water, open the box and lightly spray the bedding. If the hen is on her eggs, I try not to spray her, but she gets the overspray. If she is off, I let the mist fall onto the ...
by JimHcctx
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: IRN Gen Calculator
Replies: 17
Views: 2027

Re: IRN Gen Calculator

Ino or Yellow comes from green genes Ino with Blue genes is albino. The word Ino means lack of color. So under male you would select Ino in the forst area and Blue in the second area. Then under the females you can enter diffrent kids and hoit calculate to see the various babies. Your male should be...
by JimHcctx
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: IRN Gen Calculator
Replies: 17
Views: 2027

Re: IRN Gen Calculator

the colors are there, they are the check boxes. You have to interpiet your bird and your birds mates to determine offspring. i.e. ino means yellow etc
by JimHcctx
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: IRN Gen Calculator
Replies: 17
Views: 2027

Re: IRN Gen Calculator

I had the same problem, but after using it a couple times it was easy enough to catch on and Much, Much simpler then the other calculator that you need to really understand to use. To see the entire calculator, chances are it is appearing vertically too long on your screen. Adjust screen resolution ...
by JimHcctx
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: IRN Gen Calculator
Replies: 17
Views: 2027

Re: IRN Gen Calculator

This looks much easier to use! is thier a way to get english to pop up or do you have a cheat sheet?

thanks
by JimHcctx
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Nasty Biting
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Nasty Biting

I hate to say it, but I read an article once that said "let em bite you," so I tamed a few birds by simply watching TV every night holding onto a bird and just let them chew on me till they got tired of it. I am a pretty big guy, so the pain of them biting wasnt that bad, until I got a bird that jus...
by JimHcctx
Thu May 27, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male

Madas

Why do you keep refering to the offspring as a female? is it something in the genetics you are trying to say? Brian is about 95% accurate by site in sexing birds by looking at the head and beleives this bird to be a male.

I am just curious.

Jim
by JimHcctx
Wed May 26, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male

Hi, I'm the owner of the Double Factor Violet Pallid. I've been breeding ringnecks for the last nine years & have bred a few hundred of them. The bird is a Double Factor Violet & I will send you pictures of her & the parents after the bird show this weekend. I bought my first Violet Green, "which I ...
by JimHcctx
Tue May 25, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Re: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male

Well, it looks like American slang is to blame here. After spending a considerable time in the book Asiatic Parrots and their Mutations. What we loosely had been referring to as a Dark Green was actually a Violet Green. We were fairly confused by your comments because his pairing of the "Dark Green"...
by JimHcctx
Tue May 25, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Double-Factor Violet Lacewing Male

My friend and I have been discuyssing his recent hatching of a double factor violet lacewing male. If he doesnt end up selling it he will be breeding it and the question is what would be the best pairing combination for thie bird? The mother was a double factor violet split lacewing and the father w...
by JimHcctx
Sun May 09, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Good Mom
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Good Mom

It's not that I wanted her to raise green cheeks, She laid while she was the only bird in the cage, and sat on the eggs for the entire time. I chose to give her some babies to raise just so she would have the experience raising babies rather that merely pull the eggs. She can raise the green-cheeks ...
by JimHcctx
Sun May 09, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Good Mom
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Good Mom

Ok, so I had a female Lutino by her self and she really wanted to be a mom, She laid 4 eggs and sat on them like a champ for nearly forty days. My green Cheek conure eggs finally hatched and I started replacing eggs 1-for-1 with the greencheek babies at 3 days old. She is raising a clutch of green-c...
by JimHcctx
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What Colors
Replies: 2
Views: 919

What Colors

I spoke too soon in my previous post, so lets try this a second time. I bred a Male Blue to a Female Lutino and got 4 offspring. All four offspring are pinning out green feathers. The only diffrence is: 2 Babies have green feathers black toe nails and grey feet. 2 babies have lighter green feathers,...
by JimHcctx
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: White Toe Nails
Replies: 1
Views: 359

White Toe Nails

I bred a male Blue to a female Lutino, they had 4 babies, all blue, While two of the chicks have black toe nails, the other two have White toe nails. Any ideas? Thanks
by JimHcctx
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: eggs didn't hatch?
Replies: 8
Views: 7273

Re: eggs didn't hatch?

Hi, just wanted to add a couple comments: You only have a few months in which to get babies. Your birds are already suspect if the eggs weren’t fertile. To prevent you from having to wait a full year you might try this: After you pull the eggs, the birds should start laying a second time in 10-14 da...
by JimHcctx
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My Ringneck is reverting back
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: My Ringneck is reverting back

This probably sounds a little mean, but if your bird is opting to "fly away" it still isn’t too sure of you. A flighted bird is always going to use its resources to 'exit stage left' if it feels uncertain of the situation. One option you have is to continue to build that bond, (10 times a day), by a...
by JimHcctx
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: 7 eggs!

I moved the male, he was with a 1 year old green female and I wasnt interested in a bunch of green birds, so if he takes, Ill get gray and blue lacewings and if not, at least I will know he cant breed. Her mom was 6 eggs every clutch so I am hoping to AT LEAST get that (Now I am just getting greedy)...
by JimHcctx
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: 7 eggs!

BIG NEWS and I don't quiete know what to make of it(?) My other pair in the next age which to the best of my knowledge is completely unrelated is a Old Blue Male who lost his mate last year. I had purchased a 2nd pair of lutino's which I suspected were Brother and Sister this summer at a mart. I thr...
by JimHcctx
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: 7 eggs!

I think if I am not getting 100% fertility I am going to replace all the perches with harware cloth 2x2 perches and shave their vents for the next clutch. With him breeding her that many times, it might be necessary to ensure they have the best grip and the least obstructions when making contact. I ...
by JimHcctx
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: 7 eggs!

I thought I had read somewhere that birds did not receive milk as babies and did not digest it well. Even milk producst such as some cheeses were problematic to digest. With that said, my Green wing macaw loves cheddar cheese. Anyway, the vinager is Apple Cider Vinager. I might have to try out some ...
by JimHcctx
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: 7 eggs!

Apparently by placing a couple tablespoons of vinagar in the water, no gram negitive bacteria can live in their crop. A seven day regiment apparently cleans it out. MSM is Methylsufonylmethane, which is a "A Fundamental source of nutritional sulfer , a naturally occurring nutrient". The label says M...
by JimHcctx
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: 7 eggs!

Recio, first off, let me say ANY success I have had I have to attribute it to Brain Wootan in Galveston. By far he is the most knowledgeable person on breeding I have ever talked to. His care for his birds are second to none and his flock boasts a 98% fertility rate for the past several years. I hav...
by JimHcctx
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: they wont stop fighting!
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: they wont stop fighting!

If the cage that your female is currently in is the cage you plan on breeding them in when breeding time arrives, you might consider switching their cages for now. So that when breeding time comes, she is less territorial and he is more familiar with the cage and has some ownership over it. Also, yo...
by JimHcctx
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 7 eggs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

7 eggs!

I just checked my boxes today and my Lutino pair (M-4-5YO), (F-2YO(1st time breeding) laid 7 eggs!!!!! The most I have ever had in the last 2 years was 1 clutch of 4. This year, they have 7 and my other pair who has laid had 5!!! Unfortunaty it is looking like I will have 25-30 babbies to feed here ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding question
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Breeding question

Johnny, be patient, I am in South Texas and only 2 of my 5 pairs have laid so far, it could still be a couple months for you up north. They will get to it. Goood luck!
by JimHcctx
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Albino's
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Albino's

Thanks, looks like I am about 2 years away from breeding one.... Also looks like I am going to end up with a lot of green birds :(

Thanks again
Jim
by JimHcctx
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Albino's
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Albino's

I have a Blue Cock and a Lutino hen, can someone tell me what combination of offspring this will produce and also if it wont produce an Albino, what I would have to do to produce one? thanks!
by JimHcctx
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Chris Womach - Birdtricks.com
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Chris Womach - Birdtricks.com

I bought several of his videos. He had came out with 3 DVDs, then a 4th, the 4th appeared to be basically a repeat of the 1st with a few corrections and additions added. All in all, they have very good insight to how to trick train, but so does a book on clicker training. The question really is how ...
by JimHcctx
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: RINGNECKS IN ILLINOIS??!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: RINGNECKS IN ILLINOIS??!!!

Try three locations: First, thier is a bird shop at 7512 West North Avenue, you might try to call them. Secondly, try the Chicago Bird Club who shop have a list of breeders, Lastly, thier are usually several Bird Marts in the western suburbs which you can find birds at. A little internet research fo...
by JimHcctx
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Freezing Tempatures
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Freezing Tempatures

Hello, I live in south Texas, I have 3 pair of ringnecks in outside aviaries and the temptature for the next three nights is suppose to get down below freezing. In previous years, this has happened, but only for a couple hours and I would find the birds out in the cold taking baths and gernerally ig...
by JimHcctx
Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Separation anxiety??
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Separation anxiety??

Inram Thank you very much for your comments and I beleive you are correct in your thoughts. I will continue on feeding my babies as a group. They get a lot of play time and my reputation is for extra friendly birds. Last year I brought 9 to the bird mart and all nine were sold inside of 2 hours and ...
by JimHcctx
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Separation anxiety??
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Separation anxiety??

Hi all, I am always interested in ways to improve parrot tameness. I raise a few IRNs and until now have always kept the babies together while hand feeding them. I have been considering separating each chick from its clutch mates during the hand feeding time so the only interaction is between human ...
by JimHcctx
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: pairing?
Replies: 2
Views: 360

pairing?

I am trying to decide what to pair up a normal green hen with. I have aGreen pallid and a grey pallid cock available. My understanding is if I go with the grey pallid, I will end up with greens, grey pallid and grey-greens. Where as Iif I go with the Green pallid, I will end up with 75% green and 25...
by JimHcctx
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Can i have a ringneck & a conure in the same cage?
Replies: 8
Views: 9444

Re: Can i have a ringneck & a conure in the same cage?

I have a male blue IRN and a sun COnure in the same cage. The Blue's mate died this summer and I had a hand raised sun baby and figured I would let them live together for a while til I found the IRN another mate. The sun grew up with several clutches of baby IRNs, so it had 9 ringnecks with him. Wha...
by JimHcctx
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: One Legged Male
Replies: 2
Views: 243

One Legged Male

Hello, I had an animal of some sort get hold of my male pied blue IRN. The leg came straght off, smooth to the body. He is doing very well, almost like he never had it. My question is, he is displaying and courting all over the place, can he breed with one leg?

Thanks
Jim
by JimHcctx
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how to feed new baby IRNs?
Replies: 10
Views: 867

No, go to the pet store and get some Kaytee Exact hand feeding formula for birds. Follow the directions.

Good Luck
by JimHcctx
Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how to feed new baby IRNs?
Replies: 10
Views: 867

Switching to solids

The chicks you have pictured will require another 4-5 weeks of hand feeding formula. They are nowhere close to being weaned. With that said, in addition to the hand feeding, once you get down to 3 feedings a day (still at least a week off), in addition to those three feedings per day, give them some...
by JimHcctx
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how to feed new baby IRNs?
Replies: 10
Views: 867

feeding schedule

I just got done feeding out my first baby IRNs, I have to say I looked carefully at both feeding scheduled offered on this site and in the end, I added 1 feeding a day and added several CC's to what was listed. They did wean at 58 days which might have been a little much, but right up to 52 they wer...
by JimHcctx
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Baby attacked by Squirrel
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Image (alt+p)[/img]

I took this photo right after it happened. This shows the holes between the shoulder blades, I didnt take any of the whole int he chest or when the bird died.

Jim
by JimHcctx
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Baby attacked by Squirrel
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Only one baby was attacked, I managed to keep the bird alive for 20 hours. During that time though, the wounds between the should blades seemed to deteriorate and dry out. black coloration formed under the skin around the wound and then the entire belly turned black as well. I think it was from inte...
by JimHcctx
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Baby attacked by Squirrel
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Baby attacked by Squirrel

Last night my back door blew open in the wind. A squirrel got into my house and ended up in my tub with my three 40 day old babies. It bit my lutino baby between the shoulder blades puncturing 3 times and also in the breast puncturing one time. I woke immediately, the babies were really freaked, the...
by JimHcctx
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Wont sit on eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Wont sit on eggs

I have a blue lacewing hen, she laid 4 eggs, however none were fertile or at least none developed. She is constantly climbing to the top of the nest box and peeking out, it’s like she won’t sit still long enough to keep the eggs warn. This was her first time laying, I didn’t think they would take, b...
by JimHcctx
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Thanks Fah! wasnt what I planned for, but they are great babies none the less!
by JimHcctx
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What went wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 457

What went wrong?

I thought I had this figured out, but the results appear to have proven me wrong. I placed a Lutino Cock with a Green Pallid hen and was successful in hatching three babies. Day 19 I note that one babies wings are just bright yellow along with pin feathers just beginning to come though and those for...
by JimHcctx
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Male Raising Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Male Raising Wings

I have a one year old male, every time I pick him up he immediately Stands Tall and Raises his wings. This is not something I taught him like Big Wings or Eagle. He is very persistent with it and is currently showing my Sun Conure lots of attention much to the dismay of her boyfriend. For most his l...
by JimHcctx
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Re-post--- How is breeding going for people in the States??
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Breeding in TX

I have 5 pairs in Corpus Christi, TX, one has 2 eggs, another couple seems to be thinking about it, two others have been in and out of the box, but not working on it too hard, and the fifth pair hate each other and she keeps wanting me to breed her.... frustrating to say the least, in a perfect worl...
by JimHcctx
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First time breeding - Pairing up
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Fah,

If the 2nd generation and beyiond cocks get lighter as they go; is this what is refered to as a Dilute ?

thanks
Jim
by JimHcctx
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First time breeding - Pairing up
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Fah,

thank you very much for the information. I have beentrying to figure out two things you said; the first being visually will I be able to see a diffrence in the pallid-ino cocks from the pallid birds? and second, how exactly do you make or what is a creamino?

thanks -
Jim
by JimHcctx
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First time breeding - Pairing up
Replies: 5
Views: 935

First time breeding - Pairing up

Hello I am looking for thoughts before the season begins to find my best pairing options. I have 11 IRNs. Blue Cock X Blue Hen (purchased from a breeder as a breeding pair) Lutino Cock X Lutino hen (Not sure the hen is a hen yet, just 1 year old now, but she is going in the nest box and the 4 year o...
by JimHcctx
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Not sure what colour/mutation
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Julie, Here is a photo of one of the birds, they both look the same. This photo do to the flash I think makes the bird look slightly green. But the color is exactly the same shade light blue as yours. Image
by JimHcctx
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Not sure what colour/mutation
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Same thing?

Julie, I think I have the same birds as your Blue Pallid. However, yours seems to have blue going up the back of the head above the neck ring and both of mine seem to have a solid diffrence in color exactly along the neck ring. Does this not make mine Pallids? I am trying to learn, the breeder told ...
by JimHcctx
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Post, couple questions
Replies: 1
Views: 873

First Post, couple questions

Hello, I purchased my first two IRN's at a bird mart a couple weeks ago. The woman told me they were blue lacewings and already had been split. The heads are white, pink/redish beaks, pink feet, and eyes big & black with what appears to be a tinge of red around the white (tanish when pinning). T...