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by Skyes_crew
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please confirm mutation
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Please confirm mutation

Can I get a confirmation on mutation of these two birds? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image.jpg3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image.jpg2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image.jpg1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/image....
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 98
Views: 4749

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Hi allair,

The bird in the pictures is a 4 month old IndigoTurquoise hen. I expect her color to change a lot over the next couple of moults. Keep us posted with pics of your bird as He/she matures :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 98
Views: 4749

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Allair, does your baby look like this... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-14.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-20.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-18.jpg Blue for reference in front http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 98
Views: 4749

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Allair...do you happen to have a pic of the mom? You said she was a rainbow, which I believe is a turquoise pallid. Could she possibly be an indigo or emerald pallid? I'm interested to see the outcome of your photos. :)
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 98
Views: 4749

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Hi allair, Please don't feel like you have to prove anything to anyone. There are some people that aren't real great at being diplomatic in their responses here. That being said, I have a few par blue birds that also display the yellow/cream underside of tail and wing, but they are not emeralds. I w...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 98
Views: 4749

Re: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutat

Lee...can you refresh my memory on the ages of the above pictured Alex's?
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 4607

Re: Deep green revisited.

Paul, beautiful Hen. Looks a lot like mine. I keep thinking it may be the last season for my hen because she's just turned 14...and she keeps on surprising me :) I have plenty of her offspring, though none are the same as the original. I hope to pair one of her great grandsons to an indigo next year...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 4607

Re: Deep green revisited.

Paul...I would be interested to see your light violet hen. I have a first generation violet hen from the original violets produced here in America. But an interesting thing happened to the color of the offspring over the years when combined with a certain blue line we have in Hawaii.
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: What is it?

My thought is Indigo Grey Cleartail
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 4607

Re: Deep green revisited.

Can I join in this one. I want to test myself. In pic 1 I see a slight lightening if the tail and flights and a slight darkening of the head. Light feet? Pic 2 is a bit more challenging, and the only thing I can pick out is the scalloping effect across the back. Pic 2 is more difficult. I have the ...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 4607

Re: Deep green revisited.

Can I join in this one. I want to test myself.

In pic 1 I see a slight lightening if the tail and flights and a slight darkening of the head. Light feet?

Pic 2 is a bit more challenging, and the only thing I can pick out is the scalloping effect across the back.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What am i? (again)
Replies: 25
Views: 2915

Re: What am i? (again)

Recio...tail in top left corner.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Thank you Kappa...I truly appreciate your help :)

I am currently tracing the family tree back. Since I still have this hens parents and their parents, I'm working to get all my ducks in a row before I post all the info.

Thanks again to everyone who shared their thoughts and experience.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Green baby suddenly scared of me ?

Hi Ernie, How old exactly is your baby? Is he still being handfed or is he weaned? What kind of foods was he weaned on to? Is he clipped already or is he still flighted? I did some experimenting this year on the pros and cons of handfeeding vs. co-parenting. With the handfed clutch I noticed a few i...
by Skyes_crew
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 4607

Re: Deep green revisited.

Hi Kappa, thanks for the reply, I have a green hen, that I'm still trying to figure out what she is cos she doesn't look like a normal green, here is a pic of her right wing under UV light, tell me what you think http://s20.postimg.org/bxv70il9p/IMG_20140307_00165.jpg Thanks Lushen Lushen, Just cat...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Paul,

can you possibly provide me with an example, for my own visual reference, of a df and sf indigo? Because everyone's color perception is different, a visual would give me a much better concept of what you are describing.

Thanks
Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Recio, Yes, she displayed that same, what I call, sea foam green, type color at fledging. She didn't develop any of the patches until her juvenile moult. I have another of her offspring from last year, a hen, that I'm going to catch up and take a closer look at this week. If I remember correctly ...
by Skyes_crew
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Paul,

Excellent information! Thank you so much. This girl will be paired up with a blue next year. Looking forward to the results.

Melissa
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Paul, Thank you so much for your input. I've had many questions about indigo, but once again, not a mutation found easily in the US. Maybe you could answer some questions for me. Do you find in your indigo birds a similar marker of the yellow underwing and under tail? Do you find that indigo, maybe ...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Recio, There was not a single blue in the clutch...but the pair only gave one clutch this year, so IMO it's not conclusive. Most of her body, exclusive of her head and wing patches, is an even color. Different to any other parblue I own. She has a light yellow strip in the underwing, and under th...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Hi Recio, I unfortunately can not confirm her phenotype. I can't even find a breeder with emerald in the states to compare this bird to. I only know what I see in a few of my parblues and the family tree from them. I also have two brothers of this hen and they too have similar markers. I have read t...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Ben...I'm not going down the yellow brick road to emerald city just yet. :wink: But I am curious to know why the general consensus is violet cobalt turquoise. Not arguing that it isn't, but just want to know why. I have both a violet and a violet cobalt and neither of them have ever been this dark o...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

John, I would have agreed with you a couple of weeks ago, but I have my doubts now.

Farzz1...I think you're close.

Here is the mom w/ the clutch mate I already showed you guys.

Image
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Wow...nobody brave enough to offer an opinion? I will reveal the parents in time. I've given all the clues necessary for an educated guess at least.

Thank you Ben for your response. Cobalt is a factor, but not slaty.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Interesting thing about this bird...the base of the feather, near the rachis, and only where there are psittacin deposits, is cream colored instead of white. What would cause that? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-3.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejp...
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Not ready to show the parents just yet...but here is one of the clutch mates http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/imagejpg1-2.jpg
by Skyes_crew
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Another Puzzle...What am I?

Interesting Lee...But....can not be df violet based on the parents.

Does anyone else have any thoughts they'd like to share? :)
by Skyes_crew
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Another Puzzle...What am I?
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Another Puzzle...What am I?

Thoughts and opinions Please

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by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Moustache Parakeet
Topic: Young moustache
Replies: 7
Views: 3600

Re: Young moustache

Smick, moustache are all hatched with orange beaks. Both male and female will then change to black, and at maturity males will then change again to that dark reddish orange color. Two babies in the middle are moustache. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/Mobile%20Uploads/image-16.jpg
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: A blue puzzle
Replies: 40
Views: 2130

Re: A blue puzzle

I thought of that Ben, so pulled the bird just to be sure. Here is what I found http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/Mobile%20Uploads/image-14.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/mbingham/Mobile%20Uploads/image-15.jpg I originally removed my posts because I thought maybe I was aski...
by Skyes_crew
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Spangle Mutation in Indian Ringnecks
Replies: 21
Views: 5152

Re: Spangle Mutation in Indian Ringnecks

The spangle pattern is very similar to what occurs naturally in malabars, moustache, Derbyans, and the Philippine blue nape.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 2312

Re: Baby alexandrine

Thanks Peter :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Aloha, we are new

I looked around too...such contradicting info lol. I found one website that listed Ti Plant as toxic too...my birds and all the local ones around here eat it too. :roll: maybe it's toxicity is regional.
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Aloha, we are new

MissK...monstera is on the safe list. It's in the philodendron family. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Aloha, we are new

They are beautiful...:) we have a bird club that meets once a month if you'd like to attend. It's called the Hawaiian Feathered Friends Network and our next meeting is coming up on the 16th. Pm me if you'd like to try to attend. We have a lot of fun :D
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Baby alexandrine
Replies: 24
Views: 2312

Re: Baby alexandrine

It is lol...I used my daughters youtube account :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Aloha, we are new
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Aloha, we are new

That's monstera MissK.

What island are you on Ramana? I am on oahu :)
by Skyes_crew
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Houseplants

Plant therapy is my favorite way to unwind...it used to be shoes...that was before the kids lol. I can't wait to see pics...I LOVE orchids. And bromeliads grow wild here...I have a few varieties in the garden. Sounds like you're turning your living room into a hot house...the air quality will be sup...
by Skyes_crew
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: resigning as moderator for a bit

Ok...how about this...the voice that sometimes-usually breaks up our pointless bickering :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Newby: is it worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1036

Re: Newby: is it worth it?

Any news on the eggs hatching?
by Skyes_crew
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Always infertile 4th egg
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Always infertile 4th egg

Most likely after the hen lays the first egg she won't let the male breed her again so by the time the fourth egg makes its way down there is nothing to fertilize it.
by Skyes_crew
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: resigning as moderator for a bit
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: resigning as moderator for a bit

Thank you for all the scrapes you've gotten us out of Ellie...you've always been the voice of reason. :D life always seems to sneak up on us doesn't it? Good luck with all that you have going on.

P.s....please send a strong replacement for Lee...you know how much trouble he can cause :wink:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Houseplants

You may be able to get away with just misting it every couple of days and water once a week. I have one pony that was the size of a walnut when I got it. It was so pathetic looking lol. Now ithree years later it's the size of a coconut. I'll send you some pics tomorrow by email. :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Houseplants

Looks great!! I have that variety as well as a few others. And spider plants all over lol...they love the new baby off shoots :D just be careful not to water the dracaena too much. Did you mix the dirt with mulch or pebbles?
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Houseplants

by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Houseplants

Ok...here are two sources...dracaena and all sub sp. are safe as are all sub sp. of sansevieria. They both fall into the family name of Lily. http://www.multiscope.com/hotspot/safeplants.htm http://www.parrotislandinc.com/articles/aplants.htm Can we get a pic of the window box...pleeeeease :mrgreen:
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Where is Sapphire now?
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Where is Sapphire now?

I almost didn't see her in the second pic...she's a sneaky one :D
by Skyes_crew
Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Houseplants
Replies: 17
Views: 1912

Re: Houseplants

Im thinking they mean cats and dogs. I keep both varieties and my cockatiels and ringnecks love the dracaena. Ill research this a bit more though because I know there are many sub species of dracaena and maybe not all are safe.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 962

Re: Should he be weened by now?

See if you can find a local breeder to mentor you. It really makes a big difference.
by Skyes_crew
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Should he be weened by now?
Replies: 39
Views: 962

Re: Should he be weened by now?

Don't be too hard on yourself. You tried your best. I had to put one of my chicks down this morning...it's all part of nature and keeping caged birds. Please don't stress yourself about it...it's not good for that baby you're carrying. You're not a bad mummy.

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