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by willowisp71
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Hi Wessel - try this link to the topic on how to post pics - I have a photobucket account that I load my pics to, and then use the links to load up here. So, both chicks are feathering up really quickly now (or at least it seems that way!) Here's a few pics from the past couple of days. Day 22 (Mon ...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: blue cock green hen surprises all round
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: blue cock green hen surprises all round

Hi Shaun, So it appears you blue cock is split to both ino AND cinnamon then? And yes, the Lutino chick will be a hen, and also split to blue. According to the GenCalc, it could also be Lutino Cinnamon/blue - although I don't know how accurate this is, and what, if possible, the visual differences b...
by willowisp71
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Day 21 (Sun 26.10.14) - Again, had to give the chicks a morning hand-feed, even though parents have been gorging themselves all morning, they don't appear to be passing any of it on to their chicks, (although as I write this, they are both in the nest box with chicks and it sounds like they may be f...
by willowisp71
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Ok, I've missed posting for a few days now, sorry. Things have been a bit hectic with work, and the bubba chicks. It seems Pepper and Skittles are a bit hit and miss with feeding their chicks - they seem to be not feeding them very well for the first part of the day, but late arvo and into the eveni...
by willowisp71
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Thank you Imran - yes it is great news! After keeping an eye on them all day, I'm happy to report we are back to business as usual - both chicks have been getting fed all day, and have nice full crops :) Day 15 (Tues 21.10.14) pics - just look at those pins on the dark-eyed bubba!! getting close now...
by willowisp71
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Haha!! I think my 'serious' talk with Skittles and Pepper must have done the trick! Got up this morning and gave them their breakfast of fresh corn, carrot and broccoli plus a bowl of warmed peas and corn - checked the babies after they'd finished feeding and both have nice full crops! Big sigh of r...
by willowisp71
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

UPDATE!!! Just checked on the chicks again as I knew Skittles had just had a huge feeding session and went in to feed them. BOTH chicks have lovely, bulging, full crops!! Yay!! :D So happy right now :lol: So, here are pics for Day 14 (Mon 20.10.14) - http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowis...
by willowisp71
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Thanks so much Wessel - I'll certainly check out that thread. I actually think I've read it before, but definitely worth a re-read, given my current situation :? Trouble is, although I've researched and read so much on the topic, having to actually put it all in practice for the first time is extrem...
by willowisp71
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Hi Wessel - I have my fingers crossed for you, that you get the good news soon. Well, as for my lot - after all my tok of how great the parents are going, I'm terribly afraid that mum and dad may have stopped feeding the older chick :( They were doing so well, yet I had noticed that the older chick ...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: ADVICE PLEASE: Parents feeding one chick, but not other?
Replies: 1
Views: 421

ADVICE PLEASE: Parents feeding one chick, but not other?

Hi all, just a query about whether it's 'normal' for the parent birds to load up one chick full of food before starting with the other? Pepper and Skittles have been doing a pretty good job with their 2 chicks so far, but I have noticed that they appear to be 'favouring' the younger red-eyed chick m...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Oh WOW! How lucky for you, Wessel, if that comes off. African Greys are such beautiful birds, and highly intelligent. I've heard they make really great companions too, much friendlier than IRNs apparently, but I guess it all comes down to how much time and effort owners put into their FIDs :) I'm su...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Thanks Shey and Wessel - I'm super excited :) And Wessel - yes Pepper is super territorial also, and although she does lunge at me when I go to check the babies, I know how to avoid her beak, lol, and she will tolerate me once I've opened the door to the box until I've finished inspecting the nest. ...
by willowisp71
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Imran - yes, I can imagine how hard it must be, having to finally let the babies go to new homes - something I am dreading myself :( It will be quite hard for us when the time comes to go to their new homes, I'm sure. So, today, when I checked on the babies at lunchtime, I was a little concerned tha...
by willowisp71
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue pallidino male with Skyblue female
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Blue pallidino male with Skyblue female

Hi Ricardo, based on those new pics, she could be maybe a blue pallid (lacewing), or a cinnamon blue - still too hard to make out. Better pics when you have her will help a lot. I did have the thought that if she turns out to be a blue pallid, it is possible that her dad could in fact have been a Gr...
by willowisp71
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Hi Imran! Thanks! :D Yes, they have grown so much in the first week. I've read plenty of posts from other people, saying how fast they grow, but to actually experience it first-hand is amazing :) Skittles and Pepper have been fantastic parents, especially Skittles - he is constantly looking for food...
by willowisp71
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Day 9 (Wednesday 15.10.14) - starting to get little fluffy bits on their wings and bums :D
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by willowisp71
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue pallidino male with Skyblue female
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Blue pallidino male with Skyblue female

Hi Ricardo. Had a look at your photo - it's too hard to tell from that pic what mutation your hen is. Best to try and get a pic of her in natural light during the day, but not direct sunlight. And best to take a pic of her back and wings for identification purposes. The belly and chest are usually m...
by willowisp71
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Day 8 (Tuesday 14.10.14)

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by willowisp71
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Day 7 (Mon 13.10.14) - Chicks are doing really well, looks like their eyes are starting to open also :D Pics from Day 7: http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowisp71/54B60B51-8915-44F6-933A-BA2375D59E57-2088-0000064DFB79D0C6_zps2aff0257.jpg http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowisp7...
by willowisp71
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Day by Day- photo diary
Replies: 7
Views: 2100

Re: Day by Day- photo diary

Very nice, Shey :D Looking forward to seeing them fully feathered :)
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Hi Wessel - that's a shame the parents didn't do well for you at feeding the babies. It happens like that sometimes :( Forgot to upload yesterdays pics, so here they are…. Day 6 (Sunday 12.10.14) - Just look at those little fatty boomba's! :shock: :lol: http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willo...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue pallidino male with Skyblue female
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Blue pallidino male with Skyblue female

Hi Ricardo, Firstly, your "Skyblue" hen? Skyblue is the old term for a CinnamonBlue. Are you sure the dad was an Albino and mum a Blue (I'm assuming normal Blue?). It's just that this pairing cannot produce anything but Albino female chicks? Calculation looks like this: 1.0 blue ino x 0.1 blue % fro...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: IRN breeding / mutation questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 3520

Re: IRN breeding / mutation questions.

Hi Duris, If you kept the violet pair together, this is what would result (without seeing pics of the 'green tinge' on your hens head, I'm going to stick with what you have called her and use sf violet blue as her mutation): 1.0 blue violet(df) x 0.1 blue violet(sf) % from all 1.0 50.0% 1.0 blue vio...
by willowisp71
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Hi Wessel - I'm so sorry sorry for your loss….that's a real shame :( Do you know why the chicks died? Were they injured? Or were the parents not feeding them? It could be any number of reason's I guess. I hope you have better luck next season. Apologies to all who are following this thread, for not ...
by willowisp71
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD, LITTLE BUBBA!!! First chick hatched this morning sometime ( or maybe even late last night). Both mum and dad have been chowing down on their food and both going back into box all morning. I can hear the little one chirping(?) madly (sounds like a squeaky toy being repeating squ...
by willowisp71
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Thanks Shey :D So I'm estimating we're on about Day 16 -/+ of incubation - getting closer to hatching day, which I expect will be sometime in the next 7-10, I hope :) Pepper has been coming out for exercise and to eat more often than she did at first, but isn't staying out for too long, before divin...
by willowisp71
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Hi Wessel - congratulations on your 2 chicks! How very exciting! I hope all goes well for you. I will certainly keep you all updated on my pairs progress, and I hope you will also let us know how your pair go with their first clutch :)
by willowisp71
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet(sf)Green, Dark(sf)Green or Violet(sf)Dark(sf)Green?
Replies: 33
Views: 4370

Re: Violet(sf)Green, Dark(sf)Green or Violet(sf)Dark(sf)Gree

Congrats, Shey …… beautiful bird - will be a stunner :D Are you keeping her for future breeding?
by willowisp71
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this bird ever fly again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Will this bird ever fly again?

My two often fly down to the floor - (Pepper not so much ATM, as she is sitting on eggs) - to spend time walking around investigating - or go through the pile of 'bird debris' I've just swept up, in case there's a tasty morsel of food they'd put aside for a later date that mummy has rudely moved to ...
by willowisp71
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

UPDATE: So yesterday evening when I got home from work, I had the opportunity to candle the eggs - I open the door to their room when I get home, so Pepper and Skittles can come out for a fly around the house if they want to. They were both in the lounge room so I quietly closed them in there, and r...
by willowisp71
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this bird ever fly again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Will this bird ever fly again?

Usually I don't really care about the particular smilies we have for use here, but this comment They thought she was some kind of conure!! What the what??? had me wishing for the one of the smilie rolling and laughing and kicking its little feet...... LOL, MissK……YES!! I'm sure there have been mult...
by willowisp71
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Thank you both :) InTheAir - we will be finding good homes for the babies once they have been fully weaned - I'm sure it will be very sad for us being the first time, but we both know we simply don't have the room for more than the two we already have. In saying that, it wouldn't surprise me if we e...
by willowisp71
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Will this bird ever fly again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: Will this bird ever fly again?

oh, wow. :(

I've not ever clipped my birds wings, so I could be wrong, but that looks like a pretty severe clip. I don't think I've seen any pics of other birds with flights clipped that short.

Hopefully someone else on this forum with more knowledge can give their opinion?
by willowisp71
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: How to identify homozygous Indigo Chicks ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4013

Re: How to identify homozygous Indigo Chicks ?

Hi Sherjil,

Only just came across this thread of yours. Would be interested to know the outcome of that fifth chick from this pair, and has there been any further development in their colour since these last pics?

Beautiful pair you have there, by the way. The IndigoBlues are a stunning mutation :)
by willowisp71
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

:D Thanks so much Imran. Yes, Pepper is a Violetblue like Aya - not sure if your Aya is a double or single factor though? Pepper is only single factor, but still beautiful! (the first pic of her has made her look much more vivid purple than she actually is to the eye - I struggle to get an accurate ...
by willowisp71
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Some Pics :) Mum [URL=http://s1168.photobucket.com/user/willowisp71/media/11DC224C-DA84-447A-80CB-5F4FF0011FAA-3866-00000A19EAEC9706_zps1a0bf4d2.jpg.html] http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowisp71/11DC224C-DA84-447A-80CB-5F4FF0011FAA-3866-00000A19EAEC9706_zps1a0bf4d2.jpg Dad http://i1168....
by willowisp71
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

Re: WE HAVE EGGS!!

Thanks Imran! I'll post some pics soon :D
by willowisp71
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What colour?
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: What colour?

Hi Sam, To answer your question - a blue male and lutino female cannot produce a cobalt green - unless you were given the wrong info and the dad was actually a cobalt (Dark Blue) himself? But based on the info on parents given, they could only have produced green split blue and Ino cocks, and green ...
by willowisp71
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: WE HAVE EGGS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 4272

WE HAVE EGGS!!

Just wanted to announce that my pair have started their very first clutch! We are very excited! :D Our boy, Skittles, is a Blue of unknown age and parentage (rescued him 2 yrs ago from the road, was unable to find his owners, so adopted him), and our hen Pepper is a (sf) Violetblue, born September 2...
by willowisp71
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Assistance with identifying colour of 2 birds please
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Assistance with identifying colour of 2 birds please

Hi parebear, Try taking a pic of the male in natural light (INdirect daylight) to better show the true colour. The first pic is in direct sunlight and is bleaching his colour, and the second pic taken with flash is falsely making him look turquoise blue (I know this because the same happens when I t...
by willowisp71
Tue May 06, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 8900

Re: Deep green revisited.

It does seem that the bird on the right is different to the other two though ... Seems 'darker' than the other two through the back, so perhaps Dark, Dark, Deep? Or maybe I'm clutching at straws :P
by willowisp71
Tue May 06, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 8900

Re: Deep green revisited.

Oops, already said that's incorrect! hmmm, tricky.....
by willowisp71
Tue May 06, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 8900

Re: Deep green revisited.

2nd pic L2R - deep, deep, dark?
by willowisp71
Sat May 03, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Ino
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Violet Ino

I have never heard that myself - in fact, have heard quite differently, in that, a lot of breeders have birds in their late teens still going strong and producing quality offspring. I know of one breeder in Qld that has 20 + year olds still breeding for him. I think your birds have still got years o...
by willowisp71
Sat May 03, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What am i?
Replies: 32
Views: 2363

Re: What am i?

lol :lol:

Fair 'nuf :D I can understand why Madas is an enthusiast - quite partial to the look of opalines myself :mrgreen:
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 8900

Re: Deep green revisited.

Hi All, just a novice so hope you don't mind my input here, but I'm as intrigued as the rest of you regarding these Deeps and their variations. Madas, even accounting for the variance in sunlight on that last pic, it still appears to me that (going from front to back) Bird 2 and Bird 5 are of simila...
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What am i?
Replies: 32
Views: 2363

Re: What am i?

:shock: How on earth did you even guess opaline, at this early stage? What would you look for in a chick so young to determine opaline? Are there tell-tale signs i.e. madas' comment regarding grey vs white down?
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Ino
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Violet Ino

Where abouts are you located? In Australia? Hopefully it's not too late in the season to pair him up to your lutino hen, if you want to test mate her with him. If the lutino pair have already started courting though, it could be an issue. hen's have been known to kill a cock if they're not happy wit...
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 6838

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Hi Lushen, Have been pretty flat out with work these past 7 months, and sorry, have only just caught up with your last post on this thread. How did the rest of your chicks turn out? and did your other pairs end up going down at all? Interested to hear the final results on Pair 1 and Pair 2 - and how...
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Ino
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Violet Ino

Alternatively, if its your FEMALE lutino that you want to know if she is split blue - put her to a normal blue cock. If she IS split, you'll get green AND blue chicks, and if she isn't, you'll just get all (visually) green chicks. :D (Of course finding a normal blue cock that isn't split for ino, pa...
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Ino
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Violet Ino

If either of your lutino's are hiding a split, the most likely one would be blue (either the male or female could have it, or both). How many clutches have your lutino's had together? If it has been 5 or more, and they have only ever produced lutino chicks, it would be more likely that (a)they are e...
by willowisp71
Fri May 02, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Terje, I hope i didn't offend you by questioning the mutation of your new IRN - that was not my intention, I assure you! To be honest, 2 years ago, I didn't even know what an Indian Ringneck was, let alone what colours/mutations they came in, lol :lol: I have merely become so intrigued with the b...
by willowisp71
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Ino
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Violet Ino

No, not split violet -you can't have a bird split to violet as it is dominant - but ino (lutino in green series or albino in blue series birds) will 'mask' the violet colour - in other words will conceal it - so the bird will LOOK like a lutino and be split to BLUE.

Hope that helps?
by willowisp71
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Deb, You got pretty much everything spot on, you're getting pretty good at genetics. Hi Ring0, thanks for the encouragement - work keeps me pretty busy these days, but I still find time to try and keep up with my understanding of genetics :) It's all based on paper though, as I still only have the ...
by willowisp71
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Wow, Robert (MadMax)…..what a combination! My head is spinning, just trying to separate all the variations from this combo :shock: So, firstly, the difference between the normal coloured chicks and the clear tails (without taking into consideration the splits at this point), the clear tails should d...
by willowisp71
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Terje, By only checking the (sf) grey button, you are actually choosing the green series grey mutation, in other words, grey-green. To select a visually GREY bird, you need to check both the grey and the blue button's, hence, a grey blue bird. You should get the following: 1.0 grey(sf) blue x 0.1...
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: DF violet or cobalt blue
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: DF violet or cobalt blue

Hi Nathan,

Do you use Facebook at all? There is a page/group on there called For Sale Indian Ringneck Mutation Asiatic Parrot Group - lots of Aussie breeders selling this years young at the moment. Could try your luck there?
Heres the link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/157870647689324/
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello I'm Nathan & this is Marley
Replies: 28
Views: 1516

Re: Hello I'm Nathan & this is Marley

PS: I've just had another look at the first pic you posted, and it looks like there could be a grey or grey-green (?) bub in with your bub and the albino's?? And I also just re-read one of your replies above stating the breeders had confirmed your's was turquoise blue, not just blue….. for this to b...
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello I'm Nathan & this is Marley
Replies: 28
Views: 1516

Re: Hello I'm Nathan & this is Marley

Hi Nathan, I think your wee little bubba is more likely just a blue (not turquoise) - the pics the breeders have sent to you have been taken with a flash, which will make the bird more like a turquoise than a standard blue. I have a mature blue male, and if I take pics of him using a flash, the same...
by willowisp71
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what is this mutation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: what is this mutation?

For this bird to be cinnamon, the dad would have to be carrying the cinnamon mutation as well (hen's on their own can't produce visual cinnamons). I also think this bird is way too light to be just a turquoise grey cinnamon - I think something else is at play here. Another photo would be helpful, es...
by willowisp71
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what is this mutation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: what is this mutation?

Hi Ring0, Ahh, so you think the dad was a blue/cinnamon ino, rather than my guess of a blue/pallid? :D I knew he couldn't have been split to pallidIno, as that's not possible - so I just assumed split pallid instead. But yes, I see how your calculation could work also, and account for the lack of gr...
by willowisp71
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: and what do you think about this IRN??
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: and what do you think about this IRN??

Question: Is the father a true olive (as in Double Dark Green) - or a GreyGreen, more commonly referred to as an olive, but actually a combination of the green and grey?? And also, is the hen visually just a blue, or is it possible she is a Turquoiseblue? Be interesting to see pics of parents if you...
by willowisp71
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what is this mutation?
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: what is this mutation?

My guess would be a Pallid turquoise grey?? And a hen - if the parents mutations are correct? I've entered the cock as a blue split to pallid, and the hen as a grey turquoise(parblue)Blue cinnamon, (i'm assuming the hen is a turquoiseblue (sf), and not a DF Turquoise); 1.0 blue /pallid x 0.1 grey(sf...
by willowisp71
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 6838

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Hi Lushen, Sorry to hear of the loss of 2 of your chicks - but nice to see the others all doing well. Here's hoping your remaining pairs get busy and lay eggs soon :) I do hope your hen in Pair 1 is ok - it's good that she is still able to feed her chicks and foster-chicks - I wonder what has happen...
by willowisp71
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help I do not understand
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Help I do not understand

@trabots.....LOL! :lol: I can totally visualise the proud look on your Derbyan cocks face - our blue boy has had similar moments of pride these last few days, doing almost exactly the same thing - grinding away next to her, rather than, as you say, "putting it to her" lol :lol: What's even more pric...
by willowisp71
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help I do not understand
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Help I do not understand

Hahaha! That is awesome, Trabots!! Who would have thought? Want one too! I wonder if my 2 would work it out eventually :D :D :D
by willowisp71
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help I do not understand
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Help I do not understand

LOL! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Funny bugger :D
by willowisp71
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help I do not understand
Replies: 32
Views: 1646

Re: Help I do not understand

LOL! Oh well, at least your birds, whether same sex or not, know what they are doing! I don't think my boy knows which end he's supposed to be at! He's got all the right moves........except he keeps getting in front of her, instead of behind and on top of her :!: We keep threatening to show him Yout...
by willowisp71
Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season
Replies: 70
Views: 6838

Re: My Pairings for 2013 Breeding Season

Hi Lushen, Firstly - thanks so much for giving us another year's insight into your breeding pairs this year - looking forward to following this thread. And apologies for only discovering it just now - I have started full time work, and have had little time to get involved with the forum, as what tim...
by willowisp71
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pick One - Cast your vote !
Replies: 185
Views: 11609

Re: Pick One - Cast your vote !

Ring0 - that hen above is absolutely stunning!! Nice one! :mrgreen: :D
by willowisp71
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?

Hi all, Glad you all got a giggle from the vid :) They absolutely love their 'bath time'. They'd have one every morning if we let them, but we try to limit it to every second or third day. It's funny to come across one or both of them down the hall in the bathroom, sitting on top of the shower rose ...
by willowisp71
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: King Parrot in my backyard
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: King Parrot in my backyard

That's super cool Ellie! :)
by willowisp71
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Speaking of Bird Bathtubs - anybody using this one?

Hi all!

This is how Skittles and Pepper have their bath now:

http://youtu.be/NbWo8Idx5vE

I hope the link works - not done it by my phone before.
:)
by willowisp71
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Lushen Although it would be of interest to follow your pairings this year, I appreciate you have a busy time ahead. The occasional update on their progress would be great :) Sorry to hear about your Derbyan cock, Molossus - and Willy, that's distressing about the loss of your IRN cocks. It's the ...
by willowisp71
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: is a little aggression ok?

Hi Kunundra, I agree with what Claire has posted above. We also are quite happy to leave both our birds be when they are in their own space, and bashing up their toys. To me it just seems part of their play habits. They haven't tried to direct that kind of agression toward each other, or toward us o...
by willowisp71
Tue May 21, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN gets cold at night
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: IRN gets cold at night

We bought a birdy bunk for our first IRN, a blue male. He totally ignored it for the month and a half it was in his cage. When we got our new violet female, we put it in her cage - she LOVES it!! Sleeps in it almost every night - even over summer :shock: They are funny little creatures :lol: I'm gla...
by willowisp71
Tue May 21, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: is a little aggression ok?
Replies: 22
Views: 747

Re: is a little aggression ok?

Hi Fidget_Green, I'm not sure if this link will work or not, but this is a vid of my male IRN having one of his aggressive moments - there is no one particular thing he does this with - one day it could be his mirror, the next his wooden-hangy-chew-thing, the next it might just be one of the branche...
by willowisp71
Tue May 21, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Violet Chicks
Replies: 18
Views: 3169

Re: Violet Chicks

Hi Skyes,

I'm not sure if there are any Western Australian breeders that have the CHCTs - I've never seen them advertised over here, although there are numerous breeders in the eastern states that have them. If there are any in WA, they are a well kept secret at this point in time :D
by willowisp71
Sun May 19, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14098

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Thanks Carmen - yes, it was very upsetting at the time, especially as we had already met her, and got to hold her - but these things happen, and the breeder did everything she could to save her, along with a couple of other birds that were also sick. It was just not meant to be :( It was a big decis...
by willowisp71
Sun May 19, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Lushen, Great to hear from you too. Hope your studies are going well, and glad to hear you are nearing completion :) I can understand your hesitation at doing a daily update this year of your breeding results - it must have put a lot of pressure on your time last year, given you were in the midst...
by willowisp71
Sun May 19, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Violet Chicks
Replies: 18
Views: 3169

Re: Violet Chicks

Thanks Skyes - me too! They are a gorgeous colour! I would love to own a violet CHCT one day too! Just love the blue and violet CHCTs I've seen in pics :)
by willowisp71
Fri May 17, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14098

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

Hi all, have only just caught up on this thread, as I've been away for a few months (from the forum). Sahhbear, I will have to do a search if the forum to see if you have posted anymore pics of Rani? Just an update on my FID situation - the cinnamon grey hen we were waiting on being weaned got very ...
by willowisp71
Fri May 17, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Violet Chicks
Replies: 18
Views: 3169

Re: Violet Chicks

:o :shock: :o ..........(drool)........so want one!!.....stunning colours :mrgreen: And.....I got one :D (not one of Rod's, of course, but a SF Violetblue nonetheless :) ) http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowisp71/D20D7A9A-ED94-4F79-A8EB-BF9E8EA998F8-2323-000006487156019B_zps43cecfda.jpg
by willowisp71
Fri May 17, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Lushen, and everyone else following this thread! It's been awhile since I last visited - had a bit going on at home - but I've still been studying the mutations like crazy in my spare time. Have added 3 books to my library - Bastiaans 'Asiatic Parrots and their Mutations", Phil Robson's "The Indi...
by willowisp71
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Stinky nibbly's colour...Have updated with photos
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Stinky nibbly's colour???

At a guess, I'd agree......grey green :)
by willowisp71
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Meet My Baby :D
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: Meet My Baby :D

Gorgeous girl!

Is she straight up lutino? Or is she a green lacewing? Could be just the lighting in the pics, but she looks like she has a green tinge to her body?
by willowisp71
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hatch time in Utah?
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Hatch time in Utah?

Doh!!! Ruddy auto text!
I meant 'frosty' winters, lol! :)
by willowisp71
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hatch time in Utah?
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Hatch time in Utah?

I would think maybe first couple of months of your Spring season? Unless you have feisty winters, then perhaps a little later in Spring, or early Summer? In Australia, our ringies start hatching around early September (first month of Spring), and can continue on through to December, for second clutc...
by willowisp71
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey and silver
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Grey and silver

Also, to answer some of your other queries, yes you are correct, grey cinnamon is the correct name for silver. And no, it is not the same as fallow or bronze fallow, that is a different mutation from the grey cinnamon. I do not know enough about the fallow mutation though, to offer any more insight,...
by willowisp71
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: eye colour of a pallidino
Replies: 20
Views: 2519

Re: eye colour of a pallidino

Hi Lushen., My interpretation of that site's description on eye colour is, when they state the colour of the 'iris', I believe they are actually meaning the ring of skin around the birds eye? Every mutation is described as having a yellowish 'iris' - except for CHF and Rec.Pied, having instead a 'tr...
by willowisp71
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Indigo? Turquoise? Violet Pallid with pics
Replies: 206
Views: 26807

Re: Indigo? Turquoise? Violet Pallid with pics

Nice looking bird, Ringo - I can see why you want to develop this line :D
by willowisp71
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two colour mutation
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Two colour mutation

If she is a green cinnamon: 1.0 blue ino x 0.1 green cinnamon % from all 1.0 100.0% 1.0 green /blue ino cinnamon % from all 0.1 100.0% 0.1 ino /blue If she is a green pallid: 1.0 blue ino x 0.1 pallid % from all 1.0 100.0% 1.0 pallidIno /blue % from all 0.1 100.0% 0.1 ino /blue That's assuming there...
by willowisp71
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13307

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen, Thanks for your response regarding your green birds - sorry I haven't responded sooner, been caught up in the festive season with family and friends :) Yes, it will be interesting to see the outcome if you do decide to mate the 2 greens together next season - from your conversations with ...
by willowisp71
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Purple Ringy
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: Purple Ringy

I thought I might add my input on the 'purple' bird trabots posted here. Below is a pic of my 4 month old sf violet blue hen, taken about a month ago. Obviously not being mature and been through a couple of moults yet, she may not be the best example to use, but I've posted 3 of the same pic, showin...
by willowisp71
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ID and suggested outcome please
Replies: 39
Views: 2797

Re: ID and suggested outcome please

I've just compared the feet on my blue cock with those of the birds in the pics above, and although the nail colour is identical, the flesh colour of the two birds above definitely seem a little bit 'pinker' than my boy's feet. My bird has greyer feet, but not dark. I'm starting to wonder if my boy ...
by willowisp71
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Too Young???
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Too Young???

I would make sure the older hen will accept your younger cock first though.......older hens have been known to kill a cock if they don't like them!! :)
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13307

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen, Firstly, congrats on the results of your exams, and enjoy your well-deserved break :) I have been reading with great interest the thread "Deep and Emerald" started by Willy, and one issue that seems to keep cropping up there is the availability, or lack there of, of pure green or "wildtyp...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep and Emerald
Replies: 240
Views: 30289

Re: Deep and Emerald

Johan, What absolute MONGRELS!! That is terrible news :( And was it just the one bird they stole? How unfortunate for it to be that particular bird too. Grrrr!! :x I hope the thieves get busted and you get your bird back. I too, (like Fi), have been closely following this thread, and even though I a...
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two colour mutation
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Two colour mutation

My guess would be green pallid or green cinnamon.
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two colour mutation
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Two colour mutation

He/she sounds like a green pallid aka green lacewing......without photo's of course, it's hard to tell for sure. Could also be a green pied, I guess, too - not sure how common this mutation is in your part of the world though, or how pricey?? This is a pic of a green pallid; http://i157.photobucket....
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Shining Armour
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Shining Armour

Hi Chocobo,

Yeah I know, in these pics she DOES look more cobalt, but in real life she is a real purple lavender (as in flower - not the mutation) colour. She's pretty stunning though - we're happy :D
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Upload photos
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Upload photos

Hi batel, you have to be a member for more than 5 days, and make more than 10 posts before you can post pics or links. There is also a guide on how to post pics on the Introduction forum, for when you are ready. You will need to open a Photobucket account or a similar photo/image account ie Flickr?,...
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Two colour mutation
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Two colour mutation

Hi,
What do you mean by two colour mutation? Do you mean to different colours in the one bird? Or two different colours in the one clutch?
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IndianRingNeck color's
Replies: 1
Views: 1016

Re: IndianRingNeck color's

Hi there,

Providing there are no hidden splits to other mutations, you will get cinnamon blue and cinnamon grey (aka silver) both in hens and cocks.
by willowisp71
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Albino Male
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Albino Male

Yes, the young would be split to blue with this pairing, with the dad being albino, mum being green pallid not split, like so:

1.0 blue ino
x 0.1 pallid
% from all 1.0
100.0% 1.0 pallidIno /blue
% from all 0.1
100.0% 0.1 ino /blue
by willowisp71
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Shining Armour
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Shining Armour

Pics of my Violet hen and Blue cock, showing iridescence? Pepper - mostly around the backs of her wings and flights, tail feathers and rump, and back of her neck: http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowisp71/Pepper/DSC_0286_zpse793da40.jpg http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r493/willowisp71...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Shining Armour
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Shining Armour

Hi Ben,

Yes I get this quite often when I take pics of both my blue cock and our new violet hen, using my nikon dslr. I'll post pics when I get home later today. :)
by willowisp71
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Introducing a new bird. Need some help :)
Replies: 8
Views: 818

Re: Introducing a new bird. Need some help :)

And here I have the exact OPPOSITE problem :( Our new IRN, Pepper, is 13 weeks old now, got her a week ago. She's not hand-raised, so we know we have our work cut out for us in taming her, but from day one all she wanted to do was get as close to our mature boy, Skittles, as she could, (and in a fri...
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new pair
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: My new pair

Bah-humbug!! :oops: Yes, of course, (facepalm), you are right, Ring0 :oops: :oops: :lol: My bad, lol :)
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I created a monster.
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Re: I created a monster.

LOL!! Oh, that is HILARIOUS!! I bet she is just pleased as punch, too! I can just imagine the smug look on her face, lol :lol:

The things we do for our FIDs :D
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?

Thanks everyone for the good wishes :) .......unfortunately, it seems our blue boy is feeling, well, BLUE about the new addition :( He does not like her AT ALL!! Poor Pepper just wants to go to him, and be near him all the time, but Mr Cranky-Pants (his new nickname!!) just chases her away all the t...
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pairing with my blue IRN and additional info PLEASE :)
Replies: 5
Views: 677

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

That will be a nice combo :)

I have a blue male, and have just got a violet hen to pair with him, although she is still young, so it will be a couple of years yet for me also :D

Good luck with it all :)
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: mutation guide?
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

Re: mutation guide?

In the meantime, try this link for a basic conversion of old and new names; http://www.euronet.nl/users/dwjgh/newnames.htm Hasn't been updated for awhile, but it contains the name differences that cause the most confusion eg, pallid (new term) = lacewing (old term). I did actually start a thread abo...
by willowisp71
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new pair
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: My new pair

Or your cock bird is possibly a Blue PallidIno.....which would mean, yes, he has the cinnamon mutation, as well as Ino :)
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: I created a monster.
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Re: I created a monster.

Talking about creating monsters......:) We've had Skittles for about 3 months now, he's an older bird that we rescued, and has never been hand-tame with us. After much patience and persistence we eventually got him to progress from taking apple from our hand, to taking sunflower seeds from out finge...
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new pair
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: My new pair

See here for a Blue Cinnamon Cock: http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/Mutations/Images/Ringneck%20Cinn.Blue.JPG And this is a Blue Pallid (lacewing) Cock: http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculaworld/Mutations/Images/Ringneck%20Pallid%20Blue.JPG Your cock bird looks like the second pic :D Your hen loo...
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: My new pair
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: My new pair

Male looks like a blue pallid or maybe turq.blue pallid?
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: help,my ringneck has a big problem
Replies: 23
Views: 6817

Re: help,my ringneck has a big problem

Thanks ellie, Yes, we initially started off with Pepper being in a different room, but only for a couple of days....perhaps we were too hasty though?? And Skittles did initially show lots of interest....and then made up his mind that he didn't like her :shock: lol! I'm sure they will work it out eve...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added
Replies: 39
Views: 3263

Re: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added

I know what you mean Glenn! Boy, when I first started looking into mutations, I was getting sooo confused by all the different names that were being thrown around, I didn't think I was EVER going to get my head around it. I still get confused with some of them - like "Lilac" - I too would like to kn...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: turquoise, which is correct?
Replies: 32
Views: 1648

Re: turquoise, which is correct?

Ah! Thanks Willy. So if you had an Indigo bird, you would simply enter it as a turquoise(parblue) into the calculator, but mentally change the name to Indigo for working out the outcomes etc? Has it not yet been recognised or added to such references as the site, http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculawor...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: turquoise, which is correct?
Replies: 32
Views: 1648

Re: turquoise, which is correct?

So, just to get my head around this Indigo, business....what are the components that need to be present for an Indigo? As in: Mauve = blue + double factor Dark Cobalt = blue + single factor Dark Violet Turq. = Turquoise(parblue) + single factor Violet etc, etc, etc Can someone show me what Indigo is...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added
Replies: 39
Views: 3263

Re: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added

Hi Tartan,

Lavender is, I think, when cinnamon is present in violets? Lavender = violet blue cinnamon?? Not sure if (sf) or (df) needs to be present here - still learning about the lavenders.
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: help,my ringneck has a big problem
Replies: 23
Views: 6817

Re: help,my ringneck has a big problem

Laughing out loud, Sarah!! There would be nothing more shocking and hilarious than to have your feathered friend laugh back at you with your own laugh, :lol: That would be so funny! We have recently just brought home our new girl Pepper, a violet IRN, to be a companion for our mature blue male, Skit...
by willowisp71
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?

Thanks fi - yes, it was pretty heartbreaking for us, as we had already met her at 5 weeks old, and got to cuddle her. But that is the way of nature, and we have to wonder if perhaps it was fate that we end up with a violet girl, as originally we were thinking violet before we came across the cinnamo...
by willowisp71
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?

Hi kingkong, Yes, you are correct - it's generic name is called silver, the correct mutation name though is grey cinnamon, it is a grey(blue series) bird combined with the cinnamon mutation. Sadly, the wee one became sick after some bad weather here in Western Australia, while still being weaned by ...
by willowisp71
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What to pair up my pastel blue hen with?
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: What to pair up my pastel blue hen with?

Hi youngspud, I've only entered your cock as a turquoise (= turquoise(parblue). A turquoise blue would read turquoise(parblue)Blue on the GenCalc. Not really sure what visual difference there is between the two, (perhaps the latter is more blue than just a normal turquoise(parblue)??).....maybe one ...
by willowisp71
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added
Replies: 39
Views: 3263

Re: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added

Hi Ben,

I love that pic of the cinnamon blue CHCT - even moulting! They are both gorgeous birds, and I'd love to go down the CHCT lane one day :D
by willowisp71
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added
Replies: 39
Views: 3263

Re: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added

Oh, and one for the boys that were trying to work this out earlier........if you look at the original pic that Johan posted with his thoughts - see how "pink" the foot and toenail looks? Johan's thought: pied green grey cin Am I right? Recio I was still waiting for other pictures... :P I was thinkin...
by willowisp71
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added
Replies: 39
Views: 3263

Re: WHAT is The Mutation of My Baby? NEW pic. just added

Hi myrka, just came across this post...I think I read somewhere else that you had your DNA results back on this birdy? How did you go? Was it a boy or a girl? (my guess is a girl....??) :D My thoughts on his/her colour are in line with what the other guys are saying also. You definitely don't have a...
by willowisp71
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs

Congrats on your first chick Molossus, hope the second goes just as well for you :)
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Getting IRN when its 6 wks or rescuing adult IRN?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Getting IRN when its 6 wks or rescuing adult IRN?

I'm sure if you keep persisting with, he will eventually lose his timidness with you, and I think it's a great idea you getting him a companion, because, yes, if he's come from an aviary with lots of other birds, then he will be lonely for his own kind. Hopefully for both of us, the addition of a fe...
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Aussie price for cobalt?

Oh yay! Just got them to open......very nice looking bird!! :mrgreen:
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Aussie price for cobalt?

Doh! Can't open either of them Ben...must be having same probs as Johan did earlier :( I will have to wait for a bit, and see if it works a little later :)

I think I may have to get in touch with Willy again, and see what he's got going on at the moment :shock: :D
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Hahahaha!! Ok, we'll leave the tools at home :lol: :D
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Aussie price for cobalt?

:D Thanks Ben And it's all credit to you guys and gals, that HAVE done the hard yards, and put the time and effort into breeding and studying the outcomes........and then so generously passing on that information to newcomers like myself, and putting up with our incessant questions all the time, lol...
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Pigeons incubating parrot type bird eggs

Can't offer you any advice, Molossus, as I'm not a breeder :) But good luck with the hand-rearing!
Any news of the first one hatching yet? :D
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Getting IRN when its 6 wks or rescuing adult IRN?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Getting IRN when its 6 wks or rescuing adult IRN?

Hi CountryGal, Yes, you will have a much faster and better bonding with the young one, but don't despair of your rescued mature Green....the fact that he will actually sit on your arm, even if for a little while, speaks volumes! I recently rescued a blue mature male, and although he has settled in n...
by willowisp71
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Aussie price for cobalt?

HOLY MOLY!!!! 259???? How did I do that!! LOL! I'm SOOOOOoooooooo addicted :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think it may be time to get a day job :D
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Aussie price for cobalt?

Thanks Ring0 - do you know if they are more pricey in WA due to availability? Or should they be about the same rate? Cheers :)

Stunning bird by the way :D
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Aussie price for cobalt?

Thanks Chocobo - I'll check out that link :)
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

LOL, Johan!! I will see if my husband want's to come on a "working holiday" with me to South Africa...... :D We'll bring our own hammers and wire cutters :lol: :lol: :lol:
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2.5 month old ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: 2.5 month old ringneck

Great to hear!! I might also try just leaving pellets in for Skittles, as he too has decided to throw them out of his cup and just eat the seed!

And how is your training going? Are you still having trouble getting RICCO into his cage when you want him to go in?
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

PS: Thanks also Madas and Carmen for your 'hints' :D
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Oh joy!! Lol, thanks Johan! Here I was thinking there must have been something more complex involved with the hen! And is it just the photo, or does she actually look kind of patchy? Or am I just seeing things? To be honest, she doesn't look like other Turquoise(parblue)Blue's I've seen pics of, whi...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aussie price for cobalt?
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Aussie price for cobalt?

Hi to all the Aussie Breeders, (and elsewhere if you know also?)

Just wondering what the going rate in Australia is for a cobalt (most likely european, not aussie), sex unknown.

Thanks!

EDIT* Forgot to mention it will be a hand-reared weaned chick :)
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Injured Ringneck. Please help
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Injured Ringneck. Please help

Hi Nivea,

Any news on how your bird is doing? Hoping all is well :|
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Yes, I think so anyway :) Another week and we should be able to bring her home :D Some breeders aren't that into the cinnamons now, or other mutations that 'wash' out the colour. There seem to be a lot that are going in for the CHCTs, or the cobalts, violets, mauves, and variations of these, looking...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi - New Member Here
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Hi - New Member Here

Hi! And welcome to the forum! :) Wow! You have so many FIDs! That's awesome. I can't wait to see pics of your brood, especially the violets :) You will be able to post pics and links on the forum when you have been a member for more than 5 days, and made more than 10 posts (or comments). Hope to see...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Aaaargh! Shaun, I'm sooooo jealous!! LOL, :lol: just kidding, but awesome for you getting to visit Johan's aviaries! Super exciting :D Regarding the silver, (or Grey Cinnamon), she is a lighter colour than the normal grey...(both the cinnamon mutation and the pallid mutation will do this, but pallid...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Carmen - I thought Madas was intimating that the hen had no pied gene in her at all, but of course, if she is SPLIT to pied, then that would work as well :) Johan - NOOOOOOOoooooooo! Boohoo..... :lol: , I still can't work it out - unless it's just a simple case of her being turquoise(parblue)Blue SP...
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Hahaha! Glad I could shed some light on the issue, Shaun, if only a little!! :D I'm pretty sure SA has violet mutation breeders - I think you just need to be in the right circles to find them! My understanding is that the "serious" breeders tend to stick to each other, and may not advertise in the m...
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anklet/Foot ring placement
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Anklet/Foot ring placement

Hi TomAndGene, I can't say that I have ever noticed any ringed birds with it up above their "knee" joint, but my experience of this is only drawn from the multitude of photo's I've come across on the web of ringed birds, (and not just IRNs)......so it may not be UN-usual, but I think one of the bree...
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Hi Shaun. Molossus is right, it will depend on where you are in the world, as to the availability and price of violets....you would also want to be looking at reputable breeders so you know exactly what you are getting, ie what the parents mutations are at the very least. Ok, so let's look at your b...
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi madas,

If the cock is rec.pied, but the hen is NOT pied at all, then how are the chicks visually pied? Or are they not considered visually pied, but something else? :| Now I really AM confused! lol :lol:
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hi Johan, Oh yay! It's nice to know I'm on the right track, anyway! Hmmm...yes the hen, I did figure that I didn't have her quite right. Now, is it the pied that I don't have right with her? Is she dominant pied instead? Or is it something else?? I did at one point wonder if she had Darkfactor in he...
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Ok found your post, and saw the pics Carmen loaded up for you :) Firstly, I'm guessing your blue dad is split for cinnamon, as females can't be split to this mutation, (they either ARE cinnamon visually, or they are NOT), so that helps a little. Without knowing if the dad or mum is split to anything...
by willowisp71
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: green cinnamon youngster
Replies: 20
Views: 1671

Re: green cinnamon youngster

Hi Shaun, Just so I've got this correct, you are saying your green cinnamons parents are a blue and a green? Blue cock, geen hen? Green cock, blue hen? And there must be cinnamon in there somewhere also? Visual? Or are we assuming split? I remeber reading your other post before, but can't recall the...
by willowisp71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: Grey Green

Hi Ben and Fi, Ben - So you think Grey Turquoise Cinnamon too? ( I think I had it backward - Cinnamon Turquoise Grey?- but then I am in WA, and they say we're a bit backward here) :lol: Those Cinnamon WHWT's are gorgeous!! I can only dream of owning/breeding that quality of IRN one day, (if my husba...
by willowisp71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Hmmmm.....is it possible the dad is also carrying split ino?? Would this result in these 2 chicks carrying so much visual white? (I kind of assumed that an ino bird would be basically visually all white or all yellow, with only a hint of a hue etc) 1.0 green rec.pied /blue ino x 0.1 turquoise(parblu...
by willowisp71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Ok, so here is my guess, based on the LEFT bird being the cock, and the right being the hen.........The cock is recessive pied, hence no neck ring - the hen I've gone with recessive pied too, but maybe she's dominant? Not very informed about the pied's...........I still feel like there is something ...
by willowisp71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

The yellow and green is the cock?? :shock: Lol, boy, did I get that one wrong! :D
Back to the drawing board!
by willowisp71
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Thanks Lushen,

I have Pm'd my 'guess' to Johan, and will await his answer as to how wrong I got it, lol! Hopefully I'm not TOO far off the beaten track.......still unsure about the 'dad' :D
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Where am I at in taming my Indian Ringneck?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Where am I at in taming my Indian Ringneck?

Hahaha! When he pins his eyes at you and makes that chirruping sound, he is kinda flirting with you! IRNs pin their eyes when they really really like something, or when they are trying to attract a mate :) When my bit Skittles attacks his bell, (or rope ladder, or toys), he does this growling noise ...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Haha, Johan!! Lucky I'm wearing my arm floaties, for I fear I may sink without them on this one! Had a play already, and STILL can't get the right outcome based on the chicks colours, but as they say, if at first you don't succeed...... :D Just to clarify, that is the parents either side with the tw...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Purple Mutation
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Purple Mutation

Hi Calen, I presume you are after blue series violets, not green series? You would need to purchase a violet bird to produce violet birds. For example, 2 single factor violet blues will give you blue, sf violet blue and double factor violet blue chicks. A double factor violet blue cock and single fa...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Oh Johan!! That is a tricky one!! LOL, :lol: but I'm up for the challenge!

I may get it wrong though :|
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: Grey Green

Ahhh! Yes! That puts a totally different light on things! :lol: I can see why you picked him though, very nice looking bird :D
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: Grey Green

Oh wow! What an unusual colour! He actually looks a lot more "brownish" than the pics I've seen of Greygreen Cinnamon's.......maybe closer in colour to Cinnamon Turquoise Grey(?), but not sure.....he still young though, yes? and might colour up a bit different after a moult or two. This is the pic w...
by willowisp71
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is best to pair with a Green/Blue cock
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: What is best to pair with a Green/Blue cock

Green is dominant, so if you put your cock to a green hen (no splits), you will get 100% green chicks, (50% possibly split to blue). A green/blue hen will give you green, blue and green/blue chicks, a greygreen hen will give you green and greygreen chicks, some split to blue, etc etc etc. If you're ...
by willowisp71
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Need help to Id Chicks
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Need help to Id Chicks

Ring0neck - is it possible the darker coloured chick is a grey(sf) turquoise(parblue)Blue?......making the cock split to turquoise and hen split to blue (or vice versa)...and the other chick a turquoise(parblue)Blue? Hard to tell based on the pic quality, I know, and whether a flash was used on the ...
by willowisp71
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Need help to Id Chicks
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Need help to Id Chicks

Allair, Wow! I see what you mean about the chicks being totally different to parents!! Very interesting! A double factor grey bird will be visually dark grey......grey is dominant. No bird, male or female, can be split to grey either. It either IS grey, or it isn't. Either way, your 2 parent birds m...
by willowisp71
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2371

Re: Mauve- to buy or not to buy?

Hi guys and gals,

Can I ask a really novice question, please - what mutation would the parents be to produce mauve offspring? If I ever come across a mauve for sale here in WA, I'd like to know what to look for in it's genetic background etc. Cheers :)
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Need help to Id Chicks
Replies: 13
Views: 1544

Re: Need help to Id Chicks

Where would the mauve violet and cobalt violet be coming from? Are the cock and hen split to something else maybe? When I entered a grey green cock and (possibly) dark green hen into GenCalc this is what it said: 1.0 grey(sf) green x 0.1 D green % from all 1.0 25.0% 1.0 grey(sf) green 25.0% 1.0 gree...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: Grey Green

No worries Fi, In the meantime, here's 2 site's that have lots of pics of different coloured IRN mutations...... http://www.thomasriver.co.za/ringnecks/ Click on the links in the panel on the right-hand side to see different colours, male/female, and wing colours. http://home.wanadoo.nl/psittaculawo...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2180

Re: Grey Green

Hi Fi,

If it helps at all, this is a pic of a Grey Green IRN;

Image

as opposed to the normal green you can see at the top of Forum page :)
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My Indian Ringneck Parakeet sleeps a lot
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: My Indian Ringneck Parakeet sleeps a lot

Hi Bella, I can't really offer you any advice about your IRN, except to say that my 3+yo male is mostly active first thing in the morning and then later in the afternoon early evening. He has lots of cat-naps during the day, and is only a little active between times. As for the out of breath-ness af...
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: IRN Video Forum
Topic: Why wont it let me put a Youtube link in my post?
Replies: 2
Views: 4021

Re: Why wont it let me put a Youtube link in my post?

Hi kybill4,

You have to have been a member for more than 5 days, and made more than 10 post's before you can post pics, vids and links in the forum. Security measure put in place by admin's to stop spammers :)
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mutation Dictionary
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

Re: Mutation Dictionary

Hi Willy,

Thanks for the above break-down and clarification....that actually makes it alot easier to understand.....although I've had to read it twice through just to make sure I got my head around it :lol:
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: help ..mutation
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: help ..mutation

Everything I've learnt about how to use the Genetic Calculator has come from the thread I've posted below, that Lushen started to help newbies like me understand at least the basic's of how IRN genetics work....once you've got your head around the basics, it's not too hard to advance up to the more ...
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: help ..mutation
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: help ..mutation

If your cock was split to blue ino (rather than just lutino) and your hen was split to blue, you could get blue and green cocks, and blue, green, Lutino and albino hens. Blue is recessive, so it needs to be present in both male and female, whether visually or split to (unseen), to get VISUALLY blue ...
by willowisp71
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ID and suggested outcome please
Replies: 39
Views: 2797

Re: ID and suggested outcome please

Nope!!! I take that back......forgot your white chick is a hen not a cock....and can't make that calculation work anyway to get a pallidino from 2 blue parents.

Will have to put my thinking cap on!
by willowisp71
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ID and suggested outcome please
Replies: 39
Views: 2797

Re: ID and suggested outcome please

Yes, if the white chick starts showing a developing blue tinge to those parts McMillanBirds mentioned, then it will alter the genetics of the parents a bit - I think. Don't quote me on this, as I'm still learning the ropes myself, but I THINK Carmen might be wondering if your Albino chick is in fact...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2.5 month old ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: 2.5 month old ringneck

No worries, and yes, please, let us know how you get on :D
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: 2.5 month old ringneck
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: 2.5 month old ringneck

Hi, I'm not very experienced with IRN's, we have only had our mature boy for a few months now. But I can maybe answer a few of your queries, and hopefully someone else will chip in with some info for you also. 1) I've heard that can you mix in the pellets with the seed, start off with a small amount...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Question about price and tameness! (Pet store IRNS)
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Question about price and tameness! (Pet store IRNS)

Thanks for your reply :) And good luck in your search for your feathered friend. We still have 2-3 weeks to go before we can pick up our baby....the day's are just DRAGGING by so slowly :| lol! But we'll get there eventually! :D
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13307

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Thanks Lushen, for the clarification! (I might just be getting the hang of this genetics thing :) ) I, too, will be very interested to see how these 2 work out for you. Keep the photo's coming :) It will be interesting to see the albino when it's a little older, and how the tail and wing feathers de...
by willowisp71
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: 6 week old buttercup IRN, tips advice please?
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: 6 week old buttercup IRN, tips advice please?

Hi there, I hope someone with more experience than me can give you a more informed answer, but I would agree that 2 x dessert spoons per day is DEFINITELY not enough, (the nibbling at your mouth could possibly be your IRN asking for a feed?). At a guess, and this is only what I have learnt from read...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Hello

Welcome to the forum Jac. Look forward to seeing some pics of your new FID when you are able to post them (5+ days as a member and 10+ posts required first). I'm also new to IRNs, and have had much fun learning about all the different colours and mutations the last 2 months. Pastel Blue is an old te...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hellow from Queensland
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Hellow from Queensland

Welcome to the forum Rebekah and Mr Smith. Look forward to hearing more about your adventures with your new FID! :D
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

I think Lushen should give us some homework, each get's a different pairing to try and work out, and then submit for marking :lol: :lol: :lol:
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: What is the difference between Silver and Grey?

Thanks Charlie and King Kong, we think she's just gorgeous.

Still have a few weeks to wait before we can bring her home......it's seems to be taking FOREVER :lol: Not long now :)
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mutation Dictionary
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

Re: Mutation Dictionary

:shock: lol, my brain just did a somersault, then a backflip, reading that last post, Willy :lol: :lol: :lol: I've still got a long way to go before getting my head totally around homozygous, heterozygous, alleles etc...........I understand the basics of it, but find, when I come across a reference ...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My pairings for the 2012 season
Replies: 186
Views: 13307

Re: My pairings for the 2012 season

Hi Lushen, Thanks for the updates, it's been lovely to follow your progress, and interesting to see your stats for this years breeding season also...... And just do I can test out my GenCalc knowledge, thus far, would this be the correct calculation for your Pair 3?? 1.0 blue edge_dilution(sf) cinna...
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Yay!! I get a gold star!! And a pat on the back :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks again Lushen! :D
by willowisp71
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator
Replies: 101
Views: 40234

Re: Basics of how to use the Genetic Calculator

Thanks Lushen, hope your studies are going well! Look forward to seeing the next lesson (when you can, no rush), and making sure I got the correct results :D :lol:
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: I really do need help please (first time IRN owner)
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: I really do need help please (first time IRN owner)

Hi there, Firstly, can I say, I feel your pain! :D We also have a mature (3+yo) second hand IRN, who I believe had recently come from an aviary situation, but had obviously been tame early on in life, and now is not. After 2 months, and ALOT of effort and patience, Skittles will now accept treats (a...
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mutation Dictionary
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

Re: Mutation Dictionary

Ok, so can I get the experts to clarify/correct these for me? Violet Green = green violet (sf) = <modern name>? Violet Turquoise = turquoise(parblue) violet(sf) = <modern name>? Violet blue = blue violet(sf) = <modern name>? Violet = blue violet (df) = violet Where do the terms indigo, cobalt, mauve...
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mutation Dictionary
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

Re: Mutation Dictionary

Thanks guys!! :D

Willy - I think what Rod means is that YHYT and WHWT are the OLD terms that some people still throw around, but the new UPDATED terminology is, as you mentioned, CHCT, or "Cleartail" :D
by willowisp71
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: cage size dispute
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: cage size dispute

Big "Like" !!!! :D