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by rod038
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to breed violet pied
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Re: How to breed violet pied

If your in Australia I doubt you will find a Recessive Pied. Best way would be to buy a young Blue Pied Hen and put her to a Mature Violet Cock bird and you could be breeding some this coming season.
by rod038
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: how to breed creme ino
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: how to breed creme ino

An Albino Cock bird can breed you Cremino Hens and Albino Hens with this Hen of yours.
by rod038
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: UK breeding season? shall i put up my nest boxes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2016

Re: UK breeding season? shall i put up my nest boxes?

About 5cm to 10 cm or 2 to 4 inches deep. The hen may remove all or some of this and you may need to keep adding more if this happens. She will certainly arrange it to suit herself. If you find that she has removed too much and starts laying her eggs on the wooden base of the box. I would gently rem...
by rod038
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Purple Ringy
Replies: 11
Views: 2082

Re: Purple Ringy

This bird was bred by Maxine Boaden and the photo was on an Indian Ringneck Group on Facebook. This is what she said when someone asked if it had been photo shopped. "I show these birds around the sales in the flesh so again for the 1000000th time , no camera tricks !! These are not just violet , th...
by rod038
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Please help my answering it..
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Please help my answering it..

It is usually after 2 years or can be 3 years.
by rod038
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Potential offspring from new pair
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Potential offspring from new pair

It will be Yellow (Lutino) as will all the Hens with Ino in them as that masks all the other mutations. The problem you will have is that these Lutinos genetic make up may not be the same but you wont know for instance which one is carrying Violet or which one is just Cinnamon and so on as they all ...
by rod038
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Have a Guess
Replies: 38
Views: 2803

Re: Have a Guess

Thanks for everyones replies. So next season should I split the parents up and if I do what should I pair them too? The pair had 8 young in total over 2 clutches. The first clutch were fostered out and there was a problem with the nest box becoming really damp and the birds seemed to be really delay...
by rod038
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Have a Guess
Replies: 38
Views: 2803

Re: Have a Guess

The bird I was talking about came from a European Cobalt Cock I got off Wayne Prestwidge in Orange. I dont know if he had any Deep birds. The hen was a Violet Blue from Philip Highland in Perth. I had bred the Violet Blue before to another Violet Blue but nothing out of the ordinary appeared. Same b...
by rod038
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Have a Guess
Replies: 38
Views: 2803

Re: Have a Guess

The second photo was of interest to me as I bred 2 similar this year out of a Cobalt Cock and a Violet Blue Hen. The Cobalt Cock was bought as a European Cobalt and this was its first time breeding. They bred 8 chicks in total and 2 which I were sure were normal Blues have turned out to have an almo...
by rod038
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: where to get leg bands from in South australia
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: where to get leg bands from in South australia

Chapman Rings - 02 9533 3785
by rod038
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest Box
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Nest Box

You can leave them in or take them out. I usually remove mine and give them a good clean making sure to mark them so you know which pair uses which box. I find if you leave them in then mice and spiders can move into them.
by rod038
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Grey Green

A Grey Green Cinnamon is also known as a Golden Olive which is a very nice looking bird.
by rod038
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey Green
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Grey Green

Grey Green is a common and easy to breed mutation. It is the Green Series bird and the Grey is the Blue series bird.
It is possible that it came from the pairing the Pet Shop told you and there are a number of other ways to breed one too.
It will appear alot darker than a Normal Green.
by rod038
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep Blue - New Mutation Information
Replies: 32
Views: 3328

Re: Deep Blue - New Mutation Information

Thanks for the reply Willy. Next year I will put my Cobalt Cock to a DF Violet Blue Hen.
by rod038
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: new to breeding...who goes with who?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: new to breeding...who goes with who?

You dont want to be breeding your Violet to the Lutino at this stage as the Ino babies they produce can mask Violet meaning the babies could be Lutino and also be Violet but you wouldnt be able to tell by looking at them. My first choice would be put the Violet Cleratail with the proven Blue hen, Th...
by rod038
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: help ..mutation
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: help ..mutation

You can get Green in Cocks and Hens as well as Lutino Hens. Some of the Cocks could be split to Lutino.
by rod038
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep Blue - New Mutation Information
Replies: 32
Views: 3328

Re: Deep Blue - New Mutation Information

Would a European Cobalt, a Violet Blue and a Violet European Cobalt be easy to identify in the nest and also once they leave the nest. What would be the things to look for when comparing each?
by rod038
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Price for cobalt and violet
Replies: 4
Views: 1546

Re: Price for cobalt and violet

The price of Violet Blues this year in Australia for this years young birds would be $250 to $300. I assume you mean the European Cobalt which would be around $500 to $600 and a Violet Cobalt under $800. For mature birds add about a $100 to $200. Be carefull when purchasing Violet Cobalts as they ca...
by rod038
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Cleaning secondhand cages?
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Cleaning secondhand cages?

The one I use in Australia is called Avicare and it is made by Vetafarm. But I am sure if you went to your local Pet Store or Vet they would have a similar product on the shelf.
by rod038
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mutation Dictionary
Replies: 12
Views: 2789

Re: Mutation Dictionary

Yellow Head Yellow Tail (YHYT) and White Head White Tail (WHWT) = Cleartail
Rainbow = Turquoise Blue Pallid
by rod038
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: first babies hatched. first breeding season.
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: first babies hatched. first breeding season.

Generally they are taken at around 2 weeks of age for hand raising, but if this is their first time it is best to let them raise their first lot of chicks to prevent problems with the pair in the future.
by rod038
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: What mutation is this?

Its a Blue.
by rod038
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ID and suggested outcome please
Replies: 39
Views: 2848

Re: ID and suggested outcome please

Your Cock bird must of been split to Ino. The white bird you bred would be a hen.
by rod038
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Three birds, one nestbox
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Re: Three birds, one nestbox

Best to seperate and just have a pair in the breeding cage.
by rod038
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Odd baby in the group, thoughts on why or the gender??
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Odd baby in the group, thoughts on why or the gender??

If the Mother is a Normal Green and the Father a Normal Blue to look at and your Chick is in fact a Lacewing then the only way this could happen was if the Father was split to Lacewing. Your chick will be a Hen and it will also be split to Blue
by rod038
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Calling IRN breeders from Australia
Replies: 22
Views: 3247

Re: Calling IRN breeders from Australia

I am in Central West NSW. I pair my birds up at the end of June and I have my first eggs laid by the end of July / early August. I havent had an Egg laid after the end of Sept. But having said that a breeder up the road has a Hen laying a second clutch right now. By December I am moving all my Pairs...
by rod038
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: IRN fluffed feathers n looking very sick
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: IRN fluffed feathers n looking very sick

Keep the bird warm. Make sure it is still eating and drinking and if not you may need to get a syringe and force feed it. These are the most important things for now. It may still be recovering from its infection but it sounds like you are doing a good job so far.
by rod038
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

I understand what you are saying as I see the wrong names used quite often. In most cases it is just a misunderstanding. I still use the Lacewing and Pastel names as most people do in Australia. I here alot of people say they have got an Olive Ringneck which would most times be a Grey Green. Its the...
by rod038
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacewing?
Replies: 42
Views: 14403

Re: Visual Difference between Blue Lacewing & Sky Blue Lacew

I would imagine it would be an almost white bird, alot lighter than just a Lacewing. I had a Cinnamon Grey Lacewing and it was almost white. Not a good combination in my opinion.


Cinnamon Grey Lacewing Hen

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h32 ... ingHen.jpg
by rod038
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Mutations
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Mutations

You will get Violet Blue, Blue and Double Factor Violet Blue which is an overall deeper Violet colour than a Violet Blue.
by rod038
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Suitable in same aviary?
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Suitable in same aviary?

If they are all young birds and the aviary is large enough they may be alright but birds like people have different personalities and they may get on or not. At breeding time they would all be best in their own cages.
by rod038
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: is there a visual way to tell if an albino is a male?
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: is there a visual way to tell if an albino is a male?

Do you know what the parents of this bird were?
by rod038
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue vs Aqua??? How to tell the difference???
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: Blue vs Aqua??? How to tell the difference???

In gencalc you would just use the Turquoise Mutation as it would breed the same way and just substitue Aqua where it says Turquoise. In person they do look different and are still quite rare. Known in Australia as an Emerald. The turquoise mutation gives a Blue bird a greenish colour over head and w...
by rod038
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Aonther genteics question
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Aonther genteics question

Being a Female Lacewing you would be best to get a Male Lacewing otherwise any birds bred wont be Lacewings. I would get a Pastel Grey Lacewing or if you cant find one a Pastel Blue Lacewing. The Pastel Grey will breed you Pastel Grey, Pastel Blue, Grey and Blue Lacewings in both sexes. The Pastel B...
by rod038
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: How do you breed Creamino?
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: How do you breed Creamino?

An Albino, Lutino and Creamino are all the same Ino mutation. The difference being is the Lutino is a Green series bird and an Albino is a Blue series bird. For instance if you had a Lutino and added the Blue mutation it would be an Albino. Then if you took that Albino and added the Turquoise Mutati...
by rod038
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Help pls
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Help pls

The amount you are feeding sounds pretty good and that should be every 4 to 5 hours from morning to night. Last feed around 10pm first feed around 6am. I dont generally hand raise but was in your situation as well and had to pull 2 chicks from the nest the third one unfortunately died before I pulle...
by rod038
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Question about Albino Ringneck....
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Re: Question about Albino Ringneck....

It could be a Blue Cinnamon Pallid as they are very light almost white but should still have a pure white head. That doesnt explain the Blue eyes though.
by rod038
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Silver/cinnamon x sky blue lacewing???
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

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

http://www.gencalc.com/gen/eng_genc.php?sp=0PsitIR

Just click on the link and it is all entered for you.
by rod038
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First time breeder. please help answer my questions
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: First time breeder. please help answer my questions

She will generally start sitting on the eggs once she has laid her second or third egg. It would be better if she wasnt in a busy location but it may still be ok. You will find once she starts sitting that she will be in the box more often. First of all if its 10 days before you move by that time yo...
by rod038
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What would these babies have been
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: What would these babies have been

Some would of been split to Turquoise and some to Blue.
by rod038
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

A Hen cant be split to Ino either they are or they arent. A cock bird that is carrying the Ino mutation can breed Ino Hens. Was the Cock Bird Green in colour? Because if it was then it could of been a turquoise pallidino but you wouldnt know this by looking at it. This bird could of breed a Creamino...
by rod038
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

Yes like a normal green.

Blue and Turquoise Blue Hens. Blue split to Ino and Turquoise Blue split to Ino Cocks.
by rod038
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

That pairing will give Turquoise Blue split to Ino Cocks and Turquoise Blue Hens. The Turquoise is a Green series bird and the Turquoise mutation is not visible but carried. With the Turquoise Blue it is a Blue series bird and will give the Blue bird an overall green colour to its feathers. When com...
by rod038
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

If it is a Lutino Cock bird and a Turquoise Blue Hen then the young Cock birds will be Green split to Turquoise Ino or Green Split to Albino. The young Hens will be Lutino split to Turquoise or Lutino split to Blue. Thats if you are using a Turquoise Blue Hen. If you are using just a Turquoise Hen t...
by rod038
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

You wont any Lutino bird you use to be Split to Blue. To get your Turquoise Blue split Ino you could pair a Turquoise Blue Cock to a Albino Hen, this way all young Cock birds would be split Ino.
by rod038
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you produce an Albino male
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: How do you produce an Albino male

The only other way if you dont have one would be to breed a Lutino split to Blue Cock to either an Albino or a Lutino split Blue Hen. This will give you Albinos and Lutinos in both sexs and you might get a male. Better chance with the Albino hen.
by rod038
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: New breeder Query
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: New breeder Query

I give each of my pairs 1 third of a cup of seed and a couple of pices of Fruit or Vege each day. Once they have chicks and as the chicks grow I increase it to a cup of seed, half or a full corn cob and a couple of other pieces of Fruit or Vege per day. They always seem to have plenty of seed in the...
by rod038
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this true???
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Is this true???

This pairing wont produce visual Lacewing Cock birds.

A Silver Pallidino would appear almost white.
by rod038
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gencalc results-not quite a match
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Gencalc results-not quite a match

Do you know what the parents of your Lutino Hen are? She could be an Ino Cinnamon. I have never seen one and do not know if they apear lighter than a normal Lutino but I guess it is a possibilty because the only way to breed a Cock bird like you did from that pairing was if she did carry Cinnamon.
by rod038
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st time breeder, 2 IRN eggs in box WOOHOOO
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: 1st time breeder, 2 IRN eggs in box WOOHOOO

If your nest box is easy access then you could check every second day as that is how often they lay eggs usually. Sometimes though it may be 3 days in between. From what you said and not knowing if there are any other splits your pair could breed Lutino Hens as well as Green Hens and Cocks. If this ...
by rod038
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is Goku?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: What mutation is Goku?

You can post photos through Photobucket.
by rod038
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Is this true???
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Is this true???

Yes but only in the Cock bird. They are called Pallidinos.
Albino Hens and Grey Green and Green Pallidino Cocks.
by rod038
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: 1st time breeder, 2 IRN eggs in box WOOHOOO
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: 1st time breeder, 2 IRN eggs in box WOOHOOO

Increase the Seed and Fruit as it gets closer to the chicks hatching. They should hatch about 28 to 30 Days from first egg being laid.
by rod038
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Tail feathers don't seem to be growing back?
Replies: 10
Views: 5066

Re: Tail feathers don't seem to be growing back?

There could be a number of reasons he lost them but I would be confident they will grow back next moult which will be around January in Perth. The other tail feather will fall out then too and the overall appearance will become very rough looking for a month or so. They always moult at the same time...
by rod038
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Shell Grit
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Shell Grit

You could if you wanted too. Ringnecks dont spend alot of time on the ground. Something that you find easy to clean works best. Also be sure to have a regular worming program in place.
by rod038
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Blue
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Violet Blue

Being a pallid will lighten her Violet Colour.
by rod038
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ..
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Grey(sf)ino ?

I would use a Turquoise Blue Pallid to produce some nice coloured young.
by rod038
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet Blue
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Violet Blue

There are Violet Greens and Violet Blues. Sometimes if it just says Violet it can mean Violet Green but other times people call Violet Blues just Violets.
by rod038
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What colour hen should I choose for my blue IRN cock?
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: What colour hen should I choose for my blue IRN cock?

There would be a few different colours that you could use and I will assume that he has no splits. Another Blue hen would give you all Blues. A Grey hen would give you Blues and Greys. A Violet Blue Hen would give you Blues and Violets. Now if one of those Hens you used also was a Pastel or Turquois...
by rod038
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen wont start setting
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Hen wont start setting

I did a check this morning when I was feeding them and all her eggs were warm so maybe she was just a late starter. I will leave her to it now. Thanks again everyone for your help.
by rod038
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen wont start setting
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Hen wont start setting

Thanks for the replies. She laid another egg this morning and seems to be spending more time in the box today but still comes out alot of the time. She has laid 5 eggs now over 11 days. I havent got an incubator only a hospital cage and all my other hens have either got chicks or full clutches of eg...
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to come up with Violet mutation?
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: How to come up with Violet mutation?

It doesnt work like that. Violet is its own mutation and to breed them you need a Violet of either Sex.
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: HELP !! i need some help with a new pair of indian ringnecks
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: HELP !! i need some help with a new pair of indian ringn

Assuming the bird you refer to as Olive is a Grey Green. Olive has been used to refer to a few different mutations. It is meant for a Green series bird with a dark factor. You will get Lutino, Albino in Hens. Some of them will be split to Blue and in Cocks Grey Green and Green all split to Ino. The ...
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Handraising 2 week old IRN's?
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Handraising 2 week old IRN's?

It sounds like you are doing a great job. Yes you can definately try introducing other foods for them to try and as they get a bit older they will start to pick at it themselves.
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Hello from New Zealand

They may need a bit more time. If nothing has happened by the end of the season it could be worth changing the pairs around but only keep one breeding pair per cage.
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: please help with ringneck eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: please help with ringneck eggs

Yes this is very possible if he has done it before. You can remove him next time before the eggs hatch and the hen is able raise them on her own.
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: worms
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: worms

You usually worm them twice a year. Buy the smallest amount you can from the pet shop as it does have a use by date on it. Follow the directions on the bottle. Always best to worm any new birds you aquire.
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen wont start setting
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Hen wont start setting

Thanks Molossus for the reply. This is her first time that she has ever bred. Unfortunately I dont have any other hens with eggs that can foster for her and I dont know if they are fertile as she hasnt started to develop them as yet. I think I might just have to leave her and see what happens. Would...
by rod038
Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hen wont start setting
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Hen wont start setting

I have a Hen that has bred for the first time this season as a 2 year old and is paired with a 2 year old Cock bird. She has just laid 4 eggs each of them 3 days apart and hasnt started setting on them. She has only gone in the box to lay. I have never had a hen do this before. Any Ideas?
by rod038
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: temperature

I live in Australia in what would be described as a Cold climate. During Winter just about every night is below 0 degrees Celcius and they do fine. They do need to get used to it so moving them in and outside wouldnt be a good idea.
by rod038
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Need some help with my new pairings.
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Need some help with my new pairings.

So your Turquoise is a Tuquoise Green. If it is Split to Blue then you have a good chance of Breeding Turquoise Blue from that pairing. It is alos known as Pastel Blue. Here is a link to a calculator that may help you. I have entered your Pair for you to see the outcome. http://www.gencalc.com/gen/e...
by rod038
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Need some help with my new pairings.
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Need some help with my new pairings.

I forgot to mention that Hens cant be split Ino, either they are or they arent so it is more than likely a Blue which will give you Grey and Blue young.
by rod038
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Need some help with my new pairings.
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Need some help with my new pairings.

A Sky Blue Lacewing would appear almost white with just the slightest hint of Blue on the body. Its head would be pure white. It is a Combination of Cinnamon and Lacewing and Blue. It is a Sex linked Mutation like your Lutinos. Pairing it to a Turquoise Blue Cock bird would give you Blue and Turquoi...
by rod038
Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nest box materials
Replies: 6
Views: 5244

Re: Nest box materials

You dont want to use shredded news paper. Pine shavings are fine as long as they are from untreated timber. You could mix them half and half with peat moss. Pour water over the mixture and then grab handfulls and sqeeze out the excess water. Pack in into the base of the box about 5 to 8cm deep. The ...
by rod038
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: First Eggs Of The Season
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: First Eggs Of The Season

Any of those choices would be ok except for the Cleartail if the Cock turns out to be a split Lacewing as you would be mixing 2 similar looking mutations.
by rod038
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Need to know what BLue Hen with Lutino Male would produce
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Need to know what BLue Hen with Lutino Male would produc

If it bred an Albino for the previous owner then it has to be split Blue. If not split Blue then Lutino and Green. The Lutinos will be Hens.
by rod038
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Need to know what BLue Hen with Lutino Male would produce
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Need to know what BLue Hen with Lutino Male would produc

Should be closer to 25% Lutino 25% Albino 25% Green and 25% Blue.
by rod038
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Need to know what BLue Hen with Lutino Male would produce
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Need to know what BLue Hen with Lutino Male would produc

Yes the Lutino Cock must be split to Blue. All Lutino or Albino Chicks will be Hens. The rest will be Cocks.
by rod038
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: how long do feathers take to grow back?
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

Re: how long do feathers take to grow back?

If the feathers had been pulled out and not just bitten off then they should start to grow back strait away if there was no other damage caused. If they were broken off then they will be replaced when the bird next moults out and gets all new feathers.
by rod038
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: what is this mutation?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: what is this mutation?

Green if hen not split to blue.
by rod038
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: dna certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: dna certificate

If you are talking about DNA sexing then all you find out is the Sex. The other information was provided by the Breeder when they sent the Sample in. Finding out what they are split to can be done over many years with selective test breeding or from knowing what the parents were. Even knowing the pa...
by rod038
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Could my girl be sitting on eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Could my girl be sitting on eggs

Maybe or she could be getting ready to lay eggs. Take a look if she will let you or wait till you see she is out the box and check then. The Hens do start to spend more time in the box when they are ready to lay and it is breeding time where you are.
by rod038
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violets
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Violets

Sorry I was thinking it was a Violet Blue and not Violet Green. I just re read it.
by rod038
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violets
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Violets

A bird cannot be split Turquoise, either it is or it isnt.
by rod038
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Genetic Calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Genetic Calculator

Blue Ino.
by rod038
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What would I get with Lutino Male and Albino hen
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: What would I get with Lutino Male and Albino hen

If your Lutino isnt split to Blue then you wont get any Albinos at all. If it is split to Blue then there is a chance of getting an Albino Male.
by rod038
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eggs have not hatched
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Eggs have not hatched

Get yourself one of those little LED torches and you hold the egg against it at about 10 days old and you will see red veins inside the egg showing it is fertile. If you check them now and they are fertile they would appear very dark. If you can see the yolk or they appear clear then they are not fe...
by rod038
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Eggs have not hatched
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Eggs have not hatched

What date were they Laid? Did you check to see if they are fertile?
by rod038
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: ? fertile eggs or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: ? fertile eggs or not?

I would give them another week. The first egg can hatch up to 30 days from being laid then the rest can hatch over the next few days.
by rod038
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

If it is Split Blue you could. Creamino is a Blue series Mutation.
by rod038
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Perches?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Perches?

The best is around 25mm up to about 40mm. The bigger the perch the more chance their droppings foul the perch.
by rod038
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hi IRN breeders. Can anybody tell me if my parrot Blue is...
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Hi IRN breeders. Can anybody tell me if my parrot Blue i

Pallid is also known in some parts as a Lacewing. It is one of the many Mutations in Indian Ringnecks and yours is a combination of 2 Mutations, Blue and Pallid or Lacewing. I am in Australia and they are very common here as I would say they would be in most places. If it is a Cock bird it will deve...
by rod038
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: How do you get Turquoise and Creamino Mutation

Creamino is a Turquoise mutation. It is a Turquoise Albino. There would be a few ways to breed them. One way would be to get a Turquoise Blue Hen and an Albino Cock bird or a Turquoise Blue split Ino Cock and an Albino Hen.
by rod038
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hi IRN breeders. Can anybody tell me if my parrot Blue is...
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Hi IRN breeders. Can anybody tell me if my parrot Blue i

It appears to be a Blue Pallid Indian Ringneck from your avatar.
by rod038
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: silver + cremino
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: silver + cremino

A Creamino is a Blue series bird and it isnt a mix of Cinnamon. It is an Turquoise or Pastel Albino.
So an Albino with turquoise would be a Creamino.
by rod038
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF VIolet Green
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: DF VIolet Green

There is a 25% chance that it is. Again you will learn more about your bird when you breed it.
by rod038
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF VIolet Green
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: DF VIolet Green

It is not 100% that this bird will be split Blue but pairing it to a Violet Blue will tell you the same as pairing it to a Blue so you may as well use a Violet Blue.

What makes you think it is a Double factor Violet Green?
by rod038
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Genectic Calculator / Color
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Genectic Calculator / Color

Just select Grey and Cinnamon. Its also known as a Grey Green Cinnamon and is a very nice looking bird.
by rod038
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue and Green
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Blue and Green

All Green split Blue unless your Green is split Blue and then it will Green and Blue.
by rod038
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Ringnecks- Thoughts on mutations
Replies: 46
Views: 8809

Re: My Ringnecks- Thoughts on mutations

I would say that is right. What state are you in? Im in NSW.
by rod038
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Ringnecks- Thoughts on mutations
Replies: 46
Views: 8809

Re: My Ringnecks- Thoughts on mutations

Most times are just called Cobalt as they are the most common. The Aust Cobalts or Deep Blues are being sold by a few breeders and seem to be a bit dearer. If you breed to European Cobalts you can get a Mauve which is 2 dark factors and this doesnt happen is the Aust Cobalts I believe. Yours looks l...
by rod038
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My Ringnecks- Thoughts on mutations
Replies: 46
Views: 8809

Re: My Ringnecks- Thoughts on mutations

Young Double Factor Violet on left and Single Factor on right



Image



Heres a young Cobalt. What they call European Cobalt in Australia.



Image
by rod038
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Serious Molting ???
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Serious Molting ???

Yes it can take over a month. They can look quite messy for a while thats for sure.
by rod038
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: pastelgrey cock x blue lacewing hen
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: pastelgrey cock x blue lacewing hen

Pallid is the correct term for Lacewing. Turquoise is Pastel. You can get Blue, Grey, Pastel Blue and Pastel Grey. The young Cock birds will be split Lacewing.
by rod038
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Genectic Calculator / Color
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Genectic Calculator / Color

Yes thats right.
by rod038
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Genectic Calculator / Color
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Genectic Calculator / Color

Select Split to Blue, Visual to Turquoise, Visual to Pallid.
by rod038
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: x1 x2 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: x1 x2 ???

Yes they will be the same for 1 mutation but when you have a bird with multiple sex linked mutations there are chances of what they call crossing over and that is where this comes into the calculations. Its rare and its complex.
by rod038
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: x1 x2 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: x1 x2 ???

From what I understand it depends on where the Sex linked split came from. Which parent gave the Cock bird the split. X1 means split was from father and X2 means split was from mother. Doesnt mean much until you start talking multiple splits and then its possible for what they call crossovers. Examp...
by rod038
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help!! Violet or Blue?
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Help!! Violet or Blue?

What were the parents of it?
by rod038
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Help!! Violet or Blue?
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Violet or Blue?

Blue I would say.
by rod038
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this right
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Is this right

1.0 green cinnamon
x 0.1 green

% from all 1.0
100.0%
1.0 green /cinnamon

% from all 0.1
100.0%
0.1 green cinnamon
by rod038
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this right
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Is this right

If it is a Blue Cinnamin Cock and a Green Lacewing Hen it is right but not for a Cinnamon Cock and Green Hen.
by rod038
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: breeding behaviour

1) Yes 2) Not necessarily but keep your eye on the Hen. 3) No, The hen may not stay in the nest boxe till she has 2 or 3 eggs then she will rarely leave as she will start setting on them. 4) I wouldnt change the mulch at this point but once she has finished laying you could add some pine shavings or...
by rod038
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: breeding behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: breeding behaviour

Just because you havent seen them doesnt mean they arent mating. Being both first time birds it always takes longer. It can take a month or more before they lay. I have had birds doing this for 6 weeks before they get eggs. It just depends. I have had 2 year old pairs raise 5 young but I have also h...
by rod038
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: what would be an ideal nesting box for australia?
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: what would be an ideal nesting box for australia?

For ease of cleaning and inspection and aquiring it would have to be a nest box. I use a medium boot style now but have used boxes that are 300mm x 300mm by 600mm high as well, Ringnecks arent that fussy. What area are you in as you see them advertised on Petlink as well as most Pet shops should sel...
by rod038
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Hi New to this site
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Hi New to this site

They can mate as soon as they are put together if it is breeding time or they may want to bond first so you dont really know. Sounds like yours are ready. Change the boxes as Budgie boxes are way to small plus there is a chance of disease by letting pairs share nest boxes. The nest boxes should go w...
by rod038
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Colour flow chart
Replies: 3
Views: 11503

Re: Colour flow chart

There are some books out that explain it. Asiatic Parrots and their Mutations by Bastiaan is probably the best and has the most examples and comes closest to what you are talking about. It is over 500 pages so you can see there are alot of combinations. The Indian Ringneck Breeders Handbook by Phil ...
by rod038
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: violet x green/blue
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: violet x green/blue

25% Blue
25% Green/Blue
25% Violet Blue
25% Violet Green
by rod038
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When to place nest box in
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: When to place nest box in

Put it in now.
by rod038
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IRN breeding info please
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: IRN breeding info please

Yes it can make it more compact but also the eggs need a certain amount of Humidity to hatch so dampening them and also having a large enough bowl for the parents to bathe will help.
by rod038
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: IRN breeding info please
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: IRN breeding info please

If you want the best set up then you dont want the minimum cage size but a cage they will be comfortable in and that is the biggest you can afford. I would suggest if they are in this cage all year round that it is at least 2.4m long by 1.2 wide and 2m high. or even a suspended cage half the height ...
by rod038
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Ringneck Mutation Help
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Ringneck Mutation Help

The Ino or Albino and Lutino is sex linked so to breed an Albino from this pairing would suggest that the cock may be a Silver Pallidino and the hen is split Blue. A Silver Pallidino can appear almost white but will develop a lighter neck ring. Also know as a Cinnamon Grey Pallidino.
by rod038
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how many pairs in 1 aviary during breeding season?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: how many pairs in 1 aviary during breeding season?

Best 1 pair per cage with double wire between to prevent fighting.
by rod038
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: how can I get albino?
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: how can I get albino?

To breed Albinos you only need an Albnio Cock and he will breed Albino Hens and split Albino Cocks if he is breed to a Blue or Grey Hen or a Hen split to Blue Also if you had a Lutino split Blue Cock and bred to a Blue or Grey Hen or a Hen split to Blue you could get Albino and Lutino Cocks. Albino ...
by rod038
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: sky blue rainbow and grey
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: sky blue rainbow and grey

Theres no way of telling till they are older or are DNA or surgically sexed. If your pair was the other way round and the cock was the rainbow and the hen was grey then you would of known.
by rod038
Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: my first babies
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: my first babies

Unless of coarse the hen is a Double Factor Grey, then all young would be Grey. One round would be too early to confirm this. Knowing what her parents were may help to tell as well.
by rod038
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue hen x Lutino/Albino cock
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Blue hen x Lutino/Albino cock

With an Albino Cock you will get Albino Hens and Blue Cocks. With a Lutino Cock you will get Lutino Hens and Green Cocks. If the Lutino Cock is split Blue then you will get Albino and Lutino Hens and Blue and Green Cocks. The numbers should be pretty even. I would go the Violet Cock and breed Violet...
by rod038
Sat May 19, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet SF or DF?
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: Violet SF or DF?

The links didnt work. If you copy the IMG code down the bottom of the photo Bucket image it should place the photos directly in the post.
by rod038
Fri May 18, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: DF violet cobalt?

Thats right Madas. William sent me the pic when he was selling the bird as I had never seen one and I was wondering what it looked like.
by rod038
Thu May 17, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: DF violet cobalt?

Here is a Mauve and Cobalt.

Image
by rod038
Thu May 17, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: DF violet cobalt?

I think it was a Grey on the left.
by rod038
Mon May 14, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 3022

Re: DF violet cobalt?

Violet Mauve on the right.

Image
by rod038
Sat May 12, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: my irn
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: my irn

I have had young females display like males in their first year but they can grow out of it. You will need to catch it up to look at the band properly.
by rod038
Fri May 04, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Colouration
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Colouration

It may just be a Pastel Blue which can a get a green colouration as it matures.
by rod038
Tue May 01, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Gender help.
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Gender help.

No way of knowing without Surgical or DNA sexing if you want to know now.
by rod038
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lacewing Genetics question
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Lacewing Genetics question

The hen may of been a Creamino based on the offspring and not a Lutino. They are simlilar to look at.
As to the sex of the chicks, the Pallid chicks would be Hens and the Blue no way of telling.
by rod038
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: possible colours from torquise cobalt /buttercup
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: possible colours from torquise cobalt /buttercup

Not possible to get Violets. The dark chick could be a Double Factor Cobalt. When you add 2 dark factors together you can get a Mauve which is like a dark Grey coloured bird.
by rod038
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: indigo blue/lacewing cock to double factor violet hen
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: indigo blue/lacewing cock to double factor violet hen

I think the current pairing are ok because the pairs are bonded and there wont be alot to gain by swapping them over. The percentages of what you get are an average on thousands of chicks so you might get a whole nest of them eventually to even it up.
by rod038
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lutino hen x ???
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Lutino hen x ???

I would go with a Blue Lacewing and get some variety.
by rod038
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: indigo blue/lacewing cock to double factor violet hen
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: indigo blue/lacewing cock to double factor violet hen

As far as I can see in Gen Calc it doesnt differentiate between the different Parblues and only has the Turquoise listed. I would say just use that. Check Turquoise and Split to Blue as well split to Pallid for your Cock bird. Then when you look at the results where it says Turquoise assume Indigo. ...
by rod038
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: best possible pairing for violet opaline hen ?
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: best possible pairing for violet opaline hen ?

Your next best bet if you can't get a Violet Opaline or a Violet split Opaline would be Blue Opaline or Blue split Opaline or use a Violet Blue and that will give you Violet split Opalines that you can then use to get your Violet Opalines Cocks.
by rod038
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: split birds or full cleartail
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: split birds or full cleartail

Pairing a Violet Split Cleartail to a Blue Cleartail will give you either Cleartails or Split Cleartails in both Blue and Violet. Pairing 2 splits can give you Cleartails but the birds that arent Cleartails you will have no idea if they are Split or not to Cleartail.
by rod038
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Another Breeding Question
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Another Breeding Question

She will also come out if disturbed or just for a stretch.
by rod038
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Violet Buttercups
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Violet Buttercups

Its a recessive mutation. Would take a few years to get a Violet Buttercup if you do it that way.
by rod038
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Violet Buttercups
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Violet Buttercups

That combination will give you young split to Buttercup. If you cant find a Violet/Buttercup or a Violet Buttercup then that is the way you will have to go. Hopefully you will get some Violet young and they will be split Buttercup which you can then pair to a Blue Buttercup and breed Violet Buttercu...
by rod038
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation are the parents?
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: What mutation are the parents?

Like everything there are exceptions. Leave them together and see how she goes once breeding season starts.
by rod038
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation are the parents?
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: What mutation are the parents?

I pair my birds up a couple of months before the breeding season starts. This includes braking up previous pairs. Ringnecks tend to not bond as much as some parrots do. Either one of those pairing would be ok. It depends on what you want to breed more of. If its Pallid go with the Pallid Hen or Luti...
by rod038
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation are the parents?
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: What mutation are the parents?

Yes they will be very pale blue. I had a Grey Cinnamon Lacewing once and she was almost white too. The Lacewing lightens the bird and the cinnamon does as well.
by rod038
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation are the parents?
Replies: 15
Views: 1630

Re: What mutation are the parents?

I would say the second option you put in looks pretty right as it explains the Light Blue or Cinnamon Blue. You can see that you have 3 sex linked mutations there so some of the young you will be able to nest Sex.
by rod038
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Confused!

This still confuses experienced breeders as to what its called. As far as I know there are more than one Parblue. These have been given different names over the years with not all breeders agreeing. In Australia one type is called Pastel which is also known as Turquoise. Indigo is another as is Emer...
by rod038
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Our first eggs ever!!!! Any idea what color they'll be?
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: Our first eggs ever!!!! Any idea what color they'll be?

The Green Pallid is a very common bird now days. If she was a Clear Head Clear Tail bird she wouldnt have a clear head as only the Males get the clear head in this mutation. Also the Clear Head Clear Tail mutations maintains the depth of colour of the Normal bird and isnt lighter like in your bird. ...
by rod038
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Where to get bird bands?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Where to get bird bands?

Most breeders once they band a bird will write the number in a bird register and once the Colour and Sex are known add that to the register too. There are a few different codes for the bands. The basic one would be just a ring with a number for instance you might get 10 bands numbered 01 to 10. To t...
by rod038
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Green Cock and Yellow Buttercup Hen
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Green Cock and Yellow Buttercup Hen

When you say Yellow Buttercup do you mean a Lutino or a Lutino Masking Buttercup?
by rod038
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet - Greygreen
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: Violet - Greygreen

You will get Grey Green, Grey Green Violet, Green, Green Violet all split to Blue.
by rod038
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Is it possible to Dna a bird bofore buying ?
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Is it possible to Dna a bird bofore buying ?

Yes it is possible but it depends on the person you are buying off. They may say its fine if you pay for it.
by rod038
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Creamino cock Albino Hen
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Creamino cock Albino Hen

Think of your Creamino as an Albino with the Turquoise mutation. So in effect you have Albino to Albino, 1 with Turquoise. It wouldnt matter which one was the Creamino the results would be the same.
by rod038
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Creamino cock Albino Hen
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Creamino cock Albino Hen

Yes its possible
by rod038
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: cleartail and lacewing(pallid) combination?????
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: cleartail and lacewing(pallid) combination?????

There is a Breeder near me that has breed a Cleartail Dominant Pied which was meant to be the first one bred. There are alot of birds with Multiple mutations that are nice looking birds. The only problem when you start to breed some mutations together is actually knowing what mutations the birds are...
by rod038
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: cleartail and lacewing(pallid) combination?????
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: cleartail and lacewing(pallid) combination?????

I am sure someone would have done it. There are 3 of the Clear Head Mutations. The Pallid, Clearheaded Fallow (Buttercup) and the Cleartail. The Cleartail is the only one of these mutations that keeps its full colour while the others lighten. Some mutations mix well and some not so well. Try it and ...
by rod038
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: cleartail and lacewing(pallid) combination?????
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: cleartail and lacewing(pallid) combination?????

Is the Cock bird a Green split Blue split Cleartail or a Green Cleartail split Blue?
by rod038
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: blue indian ringneck turnign yellow.?
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: blue indian ringneck turnign yellow.?

Possibly is a Turquoise Blue Lacewing or Rainbow as some people call them. The Turquoise factor can be noticable from the start or get darker as the bird gets older.
by rod038
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Too young to breed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3684

Re: Too young to breed?

If it is the start of breeding season where you are then you could put a box in and see what happens although the Cock bird may be too young still. I have had 1 year old cocks breed before though. Pallid to Cleartail is not really a good mix as they are similar mutations. The good thing about the Cl...
by rod038
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: ring color..
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: ring color..

ADM Pieds dont either. Hence the name.
by rod038
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My cremino female has no tail feathers!
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: My cremino female has no tail feathers!

They are moulting now in Australia.
by rod038
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: turq/ino male to a 'violet' female, with odd results
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: turq/ino male to a 'violet' female, with odd results

If you have a Turquoise Blue Cock bird you need to enter it as Turquoise split to Blue in GenCalc to give you the right results. When you do this you will see that what you got was possible. However some Turquoise young can take a while to get there turquoise colouring as well. I had a 3 month old h...
by rod038
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: My cremino female has no tail feathers!
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: My cremino female has no tail feathers!

They generally moult once a year and it takes about 8 weeks. No way of knowing how old she is unfortunately. She may have mites which can effect her feathering or it could be bad nutrition. Get her checked by a vet and they may be able to tell you whats wrong. I would keep her well away from your ot...
by rod038
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Size For Breeding Cage?
Replies: 5
Views: 6060

Re: Size For Breeding Cage?

Your second option would be better for a pair if you wish to leave then in the same cage all year round. Just use some 25mm x 25mm mesh and J clips to hold it togther. It would be good to have a safety walkway at the back with access to the doors of the cages to help prevent escapes. You could then ...
by rod038
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: When to band the babies
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: When to band the babies

Around 10 days. Some may be a few days older. I check to see if the ring slides off and if it does I wait another day or 2.
by rod038
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: confused at pairing results
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: confused at pairing results

For the Turquoise Blue bird you need to check the Split Blue as well as the Turquoise.
by rod038
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Nine Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Nine Eggs

Are the perches in the cage solid for them to mate on? If the eggs are sliding around the base of the nest box then she may not be keeping them warm enough to develop. If my hens remove the nest material I wait till they have start laying lift the eggs out and fill it again making am indentation for...
by rod038
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??

Turquoise Blue around $60 and Turquoise Violet around $350.
by rod038
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What could be expected?
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: What could be expected?

The young will be Green/blue cinnamon ino Cocks and Green Cinnamon/blue Hens.
by rod038
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Getting my first pair
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Getting my first pair

From your other post I am assuming you mean pairs but the way you have written this looks like you are talking about 4 split Birds. It would be better to put it down as Turquoise Blue Cock and Green Hen if thats what you meant. When you use the / it means split. For example Green/Blue is a Green bir...
by rod038
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Green cock and Albino hen offspring mutations
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Green cock and Albino hen offspring mutations

Still just Green unless the Green bird is split Blue which is very possible as alot of Green Birds are split Blue. Then from the first pair you could get Blue, Green and Turquoise Blue and the second pair Blue and Green. Only way to tell if it is split Blue is by pairing it up with one of those bird...
by rod038
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Green cock and Albino hen offspring mutations
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Green cock and Albino hen offspring mutations

Just normal green if parents not split to anything. With the other pair you can have a Green/Blue but not a Blue/Green as Green is Dominant over Blue and if its present the bird would be Green.
by rod038
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Does anyone have a mature turquoise male??

1st photo are of young Turquoise Blue Cocks. 2nd and 3rd photos are of a mature Turquoise Cock. http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/rod038/IMG_4112.jpg http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/rod038/IndigoBlueCock2.jpg http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/rod038/IndigoBlueandVioletBluePair...
by rod038
Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: help with breeding whwt (clear tail. & opalines
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: help with breeding whwt (clear tail. & opalines

Cleartail is a recessive mutation so if you wanted to use your Blue Female you would need to use a Cleartail Cock that would give you split Cleartails. Then you would need to buy a Cleartail to breed with it in a couple of years. By breeding a Normal bird to Split Cleartail there is no way of tellin...
by rod038
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Is this right?

The Male Chicks will be split Cinnamon.
by rod038
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Some prices from Petlink in Australia

COBALT M $700
COBALT /CINNAMON M $700
COBALT VIOLET M $900
COBALT VIOLET F $1000
VIOLET F $350
VIOLET /CINNAMON M $350
VIOLET MAUVE M $2500
by rod038
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

wstobart@bigpond.com
This guy has some Cobalts, Violet Cobalts, Violets and a Violet Mauve for sale. I am noit to sure where he is in Austrlia but he Freights birds.
by rod038
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Albino babies
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Albino babies

Yes he can just be Lutino which is Green Ino or just Ino. To know if he was split Blue you would need to know what his parents were and this could possibly tell you or Breed him to a Blue hen and if you get any Blue or Albino birds he would be split blue. If he isnt split Blue then you cant get Albi...
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Mauve and a Cobalt. These are not my birds. Just showing you these to give you an idea of what I mean when you add the Mauve to Violet. http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/rod038/MauveCobalt.jpg Normal Grey and a Violet Mauve http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/rod038/GreyandVioletMauve.jpg
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Cobalt about 6 months old
Image
Violet Blue Mature Cock and Hen
Image
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Yes they are very similar. In the nest the Violet Cobalt and DF Violets will stand out from the normal Violet as a much deeper violet colour as they grow and you look at them in different light they can appear the same. It can be satisfying breeding them but you need to know what you are breeding. N...
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Albino babies
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Albino babies

The Turquoise is dominant over the blue series birds. So it if it was present in an Albino it would show and therefore be a Creamino.

If the Lutino Cock is split blue then you can breed Albino hens from that pairing.
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

In Australia Cobalts go for between $600 and $800 for a young bird. Where abouts are you located? Albino masking Violet means that the Albino bird bred could also be Violet but you cant tell because it will appear White. The only way to tell is when you breed it with another bird that is not a Viole...
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Albino babies
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Albino babies

It would either be Creamino or not but cant be split.

If you want to breed Creaminos I would get a Albino Cock and pair it to a Turquoise Blue Hen. That will breed you Creamino hens.

Or you could get a Creamino Hen and pair the Albino cock with that.
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Most times when you see mentioned a Violet Ringneck it will mean Violet Blue. Yes Violet Blue to Cobalt can breed Violet Cobalt. 25% Violet Blue 25% Blue 25% Cobalt 25% Violet Cobalt. The Blue bird you already have if it is either sex you could breed to a Violet Blue and get 50% Violet Blue and %50 ...
by rod038
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 14738

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

You may be some what dissappointed in a DF Violet Mauve as it is pretty much a Grey looking bird. The bird you are after would be a DF Violet Blue Cobalt. To breed one of these you will need a Violet Cobalt and and either a DF Violet Blue or a Violet Blue. The Violet Blue refers to the Violet in the...
by rod038
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What is a lacewing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: What is a lacewing?

Lacewing is also known more broadly as a Pallid. If you seach this you may find photos that will show you. Can you post a photo its hard to tell froma description in this case.
by rod038
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Genetics color question
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Genetics color question

Not always will the splits show up. If he is split to a recessive Mutation, for instance he could be split Cleartail and it will only show up if the Hen is split Cleartail or a coloured Cleartail as well. Also the percentages shown are the average from 100's of Chicks not just a few. In other words ...
by rod038
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: What tree for IRN?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: What tree for IRN?

You can put branches like Gum trees but planting a tree in the aviary is not a good idea as the birds will strip it to nothing and kill it.
by rod038
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: outdoor temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: outdoor temperature

They can put up with quite cold temperatures. I am in Australia in a cooler region and mine are outside all year round where temperatures can go from -6c (21f) to 38c (100f). As long as there are no drafts they are very adaptable.
by rod038
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Size For Breeding Cage?
Replies: 5
Views: 6060

Re: Size For Breeding Cage?

I use breeding cages that are 180cm long 90cm wide and 90cm high. This is a good size for a pair to breed in. I move them into a larger cage for the rest of the year when they arent breeding.
by rod038
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: colour expectations
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: colour expectations

If no Splits then all young will be Blue.
by rod038
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Grey
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Grey

It could be a Turquoise Grey which would account for the Green tinge in the Wings. You could breed it with a Blue Hen which would give you Turquoise Grey, Grey, Turquoise Blue and Blue. If you bred it with a Green hen split blue then you could add Green and Grey Green to the possibilities.
by rod038
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: What mutation is this?

Bernard the Photo is on its side so the birds are actually on the side of the cage and not the floor. I know what you mean it looks like they are looking to the ground.
Looks like a normal Grey to me, mine are the same with the dark, almost black flight feathers.
by rod038
Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Can an african ringneck and indian ringneck mate?
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Can an african ringneck and indian ringneck mate?

They can breed but it shouldnt be encouraged. Best to let them breed with their own species.