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by Molossus2
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding imported birds
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Breeding imported birds

It is highly unlikely that you will breed in the current season.. not many breeders are aware of the fact that adult birds from one hemisphere require to become acclimatised to the new zone.. this may take one season(if you are lucky) or two or more.. sometimes not at all.. good luck with your birds...
by Molossus2
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Help me Identify this bird
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Help me Identify this bird

from the pic.. it appears that you have a fully adult cock bird.. and if its currently wild then its likely to remain so and be stressed under such a confinement.. suggest you let him into a bigger flight aviary .. he may calm down but never to a point where you will see him engage in a conversation...
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

Kappa.. well was I right or was I right??? :(|)
by Molossus2
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Molting. Is that normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Molting. Is that normal?

sounds like an abnormal condition...pics pics pics
by Molossus2
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Rescued Bird - trying to identify mutation
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Rescued Bird - trying to identify mutation

Looks like a normal blue mutation.
by Molossus2
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Any Alexandrine mutation collectors out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 6125

Re: Any Alexandrine mutation collectors out there?

many years ago I posted the exact same question on these forums..I run a facebook forum on alexandrine mutations..you can join us on this..
I have been an alex mutation collector and breeder for a few decades..pause to hide just how many to appear younger.. :mrgreen: how can I be of help?
by Molossus2
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Feather issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Feather issue

Can you spread open his wing..I would like to look at the extent of feather damage..perhaps then I may be able to help..
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Dark Green vs Deep Green. Comparison photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Re: Dark Green vs Deep Green. Comparison photos

Kappa, if you can do some pics of the parent birds iro the deep green .. we must bear in mind the depth of green inherited from the original wildcolor bird that produced your parent stock of deep..and you may need more sample deep greens to confirm the range of shades..from my experience the deep bl...
by Molossus2
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: breeding results
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: breeding results

you probably will breed: green and blues,,all cocks will be / ino.
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Anyone know what type of mutation my Yoshi is?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Anyone know what type of mutation my Yoshi is?

sometimes juvenile plumage can show shades of colour..but the birds a normal green.
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet ID
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Violet ID

Kappa is right...ADM pied
by Molossus2
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

growing really well..
by Molossus2
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

Kappa I am not sure about the platinum .. I would think that the platinum wouldve been supported by breeding results and a detailed report substantiating its status..I have not seen this ..not sure if Tienie Carr can shed some light on this // I know he claimed to have this mutation.
by Molossus2
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

Kappa not a poor colored pallid..the red eye and light hue = pallid ino..you will not be the first to breed pallid ino hens...the problem lies with those that theorise that its impossible..there is either a new theory to argue the old one or a new mutation name for these pallid ino hens.
by Molossus2
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

Kappa,
I give you 10 to 1 . Keep the youngster..breed her and produce pallid cocks..
you wont be the first.
by Molossus2
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

Looks like you have some pallidinos there ..
by Molossus2
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: does anyone else in the world have a jet black beak at 4 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1812

Re: does anyone else in the world have a jet black beak at 4

the black beaked indian ringneck is not a commonly found bird..often hybrid krameri to manilensis produce black beaked birds..and there are samples of pure manilensis with black beaks in India and in Phillipines..no know mutation has been produced from this..
by Molossus2
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Biallelic expresion
Replies: 27
Views: 4126

Re: Biallelic expresion

Recio I have always understood the turquoise to be a different form of blue for want of a better description,,and not a combination of blue an other. Therefore blue is not needed for turq to express itself in sf ie..heterozygotically...Hence a green/turq to like paired produces this hetero turquoise...
by Molossus2
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: RINGNECK MUTATION IDENTIFICATION
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: RINGNECK MUTATION IDENTIFICATION

I do not want to bring bad news to you but..this bird displays classic symptoms of a bird infected by pbfd...I suggest you isolate this bird..take blood samples and submit for viral testing..once that is clear you can consider the mutation option. I hope you were not sold this bird as a mutation for...
by Molossus2
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: The saddle is back
Replies: 35
Views: 4680

Re: The saddle is back

Recio, I have seen turq parblue develop from almost blue to a saddleback turqblue to a completely turq blue...add this to dom pied then you have an almost blue bird develop a yellow sadddle and then a turq dom pied at maturity.. I believe this is true in some cases of emerald too..ie an almost norma...
by Molossus2
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: The saddle is back
Replies: 35
Views: 4680

Re: The saddle is back

Madas the only problem with this one is the typical trend of moult will eventually see the bird being enveloped in the cream emerald blend..so in this case the saddle temporary. or the brightness of the saddleback which is a typical pied with intense brightness of color( now being called a d p ) tha...
by Molossus2
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: The saddle is back
Replies: 35
Views: 4680

Re: The saddle is back

Madas you are right . I maintain that we should just keep the old name until we know exactly what mutation we are dealing with here..until then,, to call it anything else would be misleading .. This reminds me of the incorrect naming of the south african deep. It was wrongly assumed to be the same m...
by Molossus2
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: molossus
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: molossus

hello everyone..glad I made some impression on at least a few of you...My apologies for apparently forgetting you...I am on the facebook site posted up by Ellie.. My greetings to you all..Missy , Ellie and the rest of you are dear to me..as is Dexter the alexandrine... Unavoidably I am spending less...
by Molossus2
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Underwing patch
Replies: 34
Views: 3545

Re: Underwing patch

I dont believe its the breeders that are 'causing confusion'. It is the uninformed breeder that is confused. The breeder often is the source of information that is used badly. Should the breeder not provide information as practically and honestly as possible? or lets deny what is seen and submitted ...
by Molossus2
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Underwing patch
Replies: 34
Views: 3545

Re: Underwing patch

Chris, Your observations on the saddleback underwing patch is a pioneering piece of work...I did a test on my own saddleback and a turq pied born at about the same time...the turq pied has little or no patch of yellow...I attach a pic of my own saddleback chick...not yet on its first moult .. I beli...
by Molossus2
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Underwing patch
Replies: 34
Views: 3545

Re: Underwing patch

Paul the name saddleback has long been accepted as 'uncharacteristic ' or not-representative of the true description. Consequently a name change is fitting.. I am not certain that much thought was given in naming the bird ADM...It would appear that those involved in the naming did not consider the c...
by Molossus2
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: feathers from green to white
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: feathers from green to white

Mary dont beat yourself trying to figure why people respond in the way they do...I have long concluded that our concern for the well being of birds isnt exactly shared by all.
People want a tablet answer for their pets health issue.
by Molossus2
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: feathers from green to white
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: feathers from green to white

IMO the vet does not know what he is talking about..I wager the 'mite problem" deteriorates..hope to God I am wrong and the lil feller recovers.
by Molossus2
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Garry has some messy wings!?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1867

Re: Garry has some messy wings!?!?

get that bird on a collar immediately. then maybe he has a chance..or he is doomed to suffer for a long time.
only an accomplished avian vet will do.
by Molossus2
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: feathers from green to white
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: feathers from green to white

thank goodness the vet was able to help. how is the bird progressing.
by Molossus2
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: feathers from green to white
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

Re: feathers from green to white

Hi ,, not wanting to be a bearer of bad new...but.. the bird looks far from being in moult. the previous members gave good advice on isolating this bird..it may be infected with PBFD or Polyoma Virus...touch wood that it isnt ..and that I am wrong.. in the event that it is sick then you will comprom...
by Molossus2
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: saddleback emerald
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Re: saddleback emerald

Chris the 2 emerald do look like euro cobalt to me,, the underwing of the 'saddleback' do differ from emerald and turq ..are the black shades consistent in all of this phenotype? can you do pics of other saddleback underwing ..I would like to keep these for my own reference. When I saw Babus chicks ...
by Molossus2
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this....?
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: What mutation is this....?

Jazz,
I suspect that this is either pbfd or a related viral anomaly.
Get the bird tested..then if clear of diseases,, breed and if it is a mutation you can reproduce it in many different colors.
by Molossus2
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Emerald, einmal
Replies: 67
Views: 6447

Re: Emerald, einmal

Recio , Mike , I have an emerald green alex cock bred from emerald green to g/blue parents .. I am gonna pair him to a g/b or blue..depends on what I have available .. only next year..I have a similar hen only a year old this season..can only pair them together in 2016.. that will be emerald green t...
by Molossus2
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Emerald, einmal
Replies: 67
Views: 6447

Re: Emerald, einmal

Recio I calls it as i sees it...Parblue= partial blue.
if i am not mistaken that was the intention of the name in the first place...
by Molossus2
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

grumbach..calibrated off by -2.5 deg.
by Molossus2
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

Recio ,, Madas et al... of the 2 pairs of alex : pr 1 emerald green /blue - Albino pr 2 Emerald green/blue - green/blue I have been breeding emerald blues , emerald greens and greens. I lost 3 red eyed offspring and perhaps 6 other chicks D I S due to bad incubator controls... this season I have a c...
by Molossus2
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

Chick 2 pin feather = green...aaarrrggghhhhhhhhhhhh :cry:
by Molossus2
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

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heres pics of the hen...her mate is normal blue..she was bred out of an emerald grey to a dark green. that makes her /blue.
by Molossus2
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

Madas with my luck...all will be emerald...lol. and I knew you'd see it my way...more lol..
On the other side .. my averages with harlequin to violets are throwing lousy odds...go figure..
by Molossus2
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

Madas the green emerald hen is paired to a blue normal cock.
4 chicks..still to feather.
by Molossus2
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

Mike,Willie ,,, my emerald green harlequin irn (the one i posted pics of sometime ago) produced what appears to be an emerald blue..it is the first of four chicks, and its pins are just pushing out. Whadya know? The green harlequin I stated to be an emerald green appears to be just that. I will post...
by Molossus2
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Any ideas on what this is.
Replies: 20
Views: 2627

Re: Any ideas on what this is.

Buks hi. Welcome to the forum.. More importantly welcome to the hobby. My own advice to anyone who would begin by acquiring stock.. 1. Buy from a breeder of good repute.This must always be after you satisfied yourself that the breeder has clean stock. 2. Buy birds tested and certified free of pbfd a...
by Molossus2
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What am i? (again)
Replies: 26
Views: 4213

Re: What am i? (again)

Madas the barrings are typical of Misty..it has been also suggested that such barrings are caused by the inclusion of sl edge in the combo...there is a distinct difference in the edge markings...and sl edge is certainly not a part of this specimen.
by Molossus2
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: COLOURATION QUESTION! White, Albino or Palladino?
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

Re: COLOURATION QUESTION! White, Albino or Palladino?

Jo yo,
re 1 its a hen... nooooo???really ? I thought it was a hen. my mistake. :evil:
by Molossus2
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: COLOURATION QUESTION! White, Albino or Palladino?
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

Re: COLOURATION QUESTION! White, Albino or Palladino?

it has a white head. no red eyes (not albino) .washed blue white body...(not pallid)..since the pallid ino mutation emerged and no females were bred,it was theorised that this was a sex linked phenomena peculiar to cocks alone. I have seen more that one hen that fits the pallid ino description. next...
by Molossus2
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

Shady, as promised heres your pics..grey series misty cock. head appears blue .. is actually grey. http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o698/Roodekrans/20140722_161957_zps9a456c6c.jpg http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o698/Roodekrans/20140722_161555_zps3633831b.jpg http://i1338.photobucket.com/albu...
by Molossus2
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

not cinnamon
by Molossus2
Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

Shady something for you to remember. about misty blue: one allele (grey body bird such as your pic bird) is actually grey bodied with a blue head and rump. I have a misty grey that has a light grey body and a darker almost blueish head...this is a grey type. the head is actually grey , but appears b...
by Molossus2
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

Ringo,why violet?
by Molossus2
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

shey could he be a deep grey...deep tends to show an almost green shimmer on the secondaries...df sl edge .. could be
by Molossus2
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

saw the dark feet in the earlier pic.. it could be an allele of edge similar to the fusi...bright head and pale body...or it is an edged misty.
by Molossus2
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 275
Views: 27423

Re: SL Edged

Shady some close ups on this cock?? wing and flights extended..feet...thanks
by Molossus2
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere
Replies: 27
Views: 3269

Re: 2014 breeding in the Southern Hemisphere

Looks as if eggs are starting to make appearance in reasonable number..imo in about 10 days we will peak in egg production...
btw my first alex eggs laid from the 14 June... one egg pipping and another fertile . one infertile..
Good luck y'all .. breed em in bucketloads
by Molossus2
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: NEW FB DISCUSSION GROUP ON IRN MUTATIONS AND GENETICS
Replies: 4
Views: 3324

NEW FB DISCUSSION GROUP ON IRN MUTATIONS AND GENETICS

Hi friends,

I have set up a new fb discussion group on breeding new mutations and genetics discussions...feel free to join me there.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/indianr ... mutations/
by Molossus2
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hi Breeders,my birds wont eat, need a little help please :)
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: Hi Breeders,my birds wont eat, need a little help please

every time you feed the one try to feed the other...since they were parent reared they have an inbred fear for humans...
you must be gentle and patient in handling the other chick. it will realise you are the mom now...eventually
by Molossus2
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Can (turquoise/emerald) Parblue ever be a Dominant Mutation?
Replies: 99
Views: 8757

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

these are last seasons young. born arnound about oct 2013
by Molossus2
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Blue Male/ Dilute Violet Female?
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Blue Male/ Dilute Violet Female?

keeping mutations is a matter of personal preference...ie if you realise you like then you focus..but this only occurs once you spend time understanding what is out there .. including color / inheritance / rarity/ diseases and husbandry/and anything else that will take away your valuable time and mo...
by Molossus2
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: What is it?

Paul is this ex pied cleartail a cock? if yes then theres an explanation for the disappeared markings.
by Molossus2
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Deep green revisited.
Replies: 135
Views: 8361

Re: Deep green revisited.

Benjamin post a pic of the bib(front).
by Molossus2
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Fighting?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Fighting?

Pity about that. Killer hens are hard to correct. Can you id the culprit...perhaps by traces of blood on the beak and cheeks...if yes I advise that you remove her from the breeding plan and keep her as a pet.
by Molossus2
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: 1 cock and 2 hens, interesting situations....
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: 1 cock and 2 hens, interesting situations....

If the cpck is olive then all the offspring will be dark green. The blue mating will produce all /blue offspring and the lutino mating will produce /lutino cocks. The acceptance of two hens isn't uncommon among irns and alexandrines. The harmonious co existence among females is tricky and new introd...
by Molossus2
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Too young to breed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3528

Re: Too young to breed?

If they delay the molt then you could be lucky.
We hold thumbs for you.
by Molossus2
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Too young to breed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3528

Re: Too young to breed?

When do your birds normally come into moult?
by Molossus2
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this cleartail a normal green or dark green?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Is this cleartail a normal green or dark green?

I say a rising 2 yr old dark green.
by Molossus2
Thu May 31, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this cleartail a normal green or dark green?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Is this cleartail a normal green or dark green?

Pic is a bit blurred. Looks a dark green. Send better pic for confirmation.
by Molossus2
Thu May 31, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Broken Beak!!
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Broken Beak!!

This will not occur as a result of vigorous feeding. The chick was hurt by accident or has a health condition.
by Molossus2
Thu May 31, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Blue lacewing hen dancing to cock
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Blue lacewing hen dancing to cock

This is not uncommon Alyce. Especially at onset of the breeding season.
by Molossus2
Thu May 31, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet IRN SF or DF dominant pied ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Violet IRN SF or DF dominant pied ?

The fading on the bib is also a rec pied indicator. Are both violets in the pic related? They both show this trait.
by Molossus2
Wed May 30, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: the parrot is pricking his feathers
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: the parrot is pricking his feathers

Are you sure the bird is doing this? Could this not be a health condition?
Suggest you take the bird to a vet. A pic may help us diagnose the problem...
by Molossus2
Wed May 30, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet IRN SF or DF dominant pied ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Violet IRN SF or DF dominant pied ?

Ps I always wanted to say this ... Here goes...COkeguy...DO A FULL FRONTAL PIC TOO.. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Tue May 29, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet IRN SF or DF dominant pied ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2403

Re: Violet IRN SF or DF dominant pied ?

Single factor. The head will be a lot darker in df. The bleach effect puzzles me..I mean the Dom pied has light almost white flight feathers...ditto with the tail feathers too. I think you may have an edged bird instead of a Dom pied...??? Madas are you out there? What do you think? Johan? Someone??...
by Molossus2
Thu May 24, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Misty Indian ringnecks
Replies: 30
Views: 4915

Re: Misty Indian ringnecks

Madas,
The khaki bird in Terrys book page 251...is that the same mutation as the one Martin and Markus are developing?
by Molossus2
Sat May 19, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Lilac hen x violet cock
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Lilac hen x violet cock

Alyce you can expect: violets , cobalts and cobalt violets. All the cocks will be /cinnamon. Hope this helps.
by Molossus2
Sat May 19, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: DF violet cobalt?

Madas the rump on the grey shows blue even up to where the flight coverts meet.
Must be my eyes playing tricks :roll:
by Molossus2
Sat May 19, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet SF or DF?
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Violet SF or DF?

Pith about the tail feathers. This helps id violet from cobalt. Certainly it is a single factor of either violet or cobalt.
by Molossus2
Sat May 19, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: moulting, & wing clipped feathers
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: moulting, & wing clipped feathers

Molting is a gradual process. He should molt from around December. Normally this is just after breeding season In the Southern Hemisphere.
by Molossus2
Thu May 17, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: DF violet cobalt?

The bird on the left is a mauve and the one on the right is the violet mauve. The violet cobalt is less grey compared to the violet mauve. It's the dbl fctr violet cobalt you are looking for. The pairing I advised you should produce 50% dbl fctr violet cobalts.
by Molossus2
Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: moulting, & wing clipped feathers
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: moulting, & wing clipped feathers

Kimi, Irns molt annually during summer. If the clipped flights are absent then you can flex the wing and inspect the wing to confirm your suspicion. I doubt that the wing was damaged given that the bird was practically a baby when you got it. You wouldve noticed the injury through bleeding or see th...
by Molossus2
Wed May 16, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: price of dom. pied (harliquin)
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: price of dom. pied (harliquin)

Kimi,
I have some friends who may help. Msg me privately.
by Molossus2
Wed May 16, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Psittacosis!! >:(
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Psittacosis!! >:(

The advice of seeking direction from an avian vet is good. Psittacosis can recur at anytime....if an avian vet cannot tell you much....msg me privately.. A word of caution...if your birds are not sick do not antibiotic them...rather give probiotics and stuff such as grape seed extract/echinacea etc ...
by Molossus2
Wed May 16, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Setting up my IRN pair
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Setting up my IRN pair

Hammed, It probably is breeding season where you are.irns are not difficult to breed I advise that you look up local breeders to learn the ropes. Babies are not difficult to hand rear. Patience and the right nutrition is all you need..but Experienced breeders are your best teachers. Find one near yo...
by Molossus2
Tue May 15, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Setting up my IRN pair
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Setting up my IRN pair

Hammed hi,
Where are you located?
by Molossus2
Sun May 13, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: DF violet cobalt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: DF violet cobalt?

Violet does not mask cobalt. The problem is in variants of violet and cobalt which cause confusion because of similarities. What is needed is a show standard for these birds. This will prompt breeders and organizations to take color breeding to a whole new level. A dbl factor violet is distinguishab...
by Molossus2
Fri May 11, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Misty Indian ringnecks
Replies: 30
Views: 4915

Re: Misty Indian ringnecks

@ Madas.What mutations does Martin have?
by Molossus2
Wed May 09, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: What mutation is this?

Yes.
by Molossus2
Wed May 09, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Misty Indian ringnecks
Replies: 30
Views: 4915

Re: Misty Indian ringnecks

Yes. I spent 6 days with him in December. Why do you ask?
by Molossus2
Tue May 08, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Misty Indian ringnecks
Replies: 30
Views: 4915

Re: Misty Indian ringnecks

I hope to move them shortly.
by Molossus2
Tue May 08, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: global communtiy
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Purple ringneck

Depends on how you see the violets..ie as a shade of blue.
And purple as a shade of???
by Molossus2
Fri May 04, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How To Breed Lavender IRN?.
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: How To Breed Lavender IRN?.

Yes that is true. Blue cinn aka sky-blue cock to a blue violet hen will produce..
Blue and violet blue cocks ... All /cinn
Blue cinn and violet blue cinn hens.
If you can get hold of a cobalt blue cinn cock you can Bree two more blue cinn color types.
by Molossus2
Fri May 04, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Opaline pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: Opaline pallid?

Hey Johan,
Amazing what a little curry wors can do huh? I am inclined to believe that she's possibly hit a dbl jackpot on both birds. But we shall see. Good to have met you at long last. See you at the auction.
by Molossus2
Fri May 04, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Misty Indian ringnecks
Replies: 30
Views: 4915

Re: Misty Indian ringnecks

Kevin hi,
In london lives the world reknowned breeder of mutations. His name is Babu Chawhan. He can possibly help. Markus Ehrenbrink of Germany specializes in this mutation. Try to get incontactwith them.I have their contact info at work and can help on Monday.
by Molossus2
Wed May 02, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Kindly Help Me on this matter
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Kindly Help Me on this matter

Is the down feathers falling too? ie cam you see the skin? If yes then you could have a problem. Post pics as it will help.
by Molossus2
Wed May 02, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Opaline pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: Opaline pallid?

Carmen e mail me privately and we can look closer at the birds.
by Molossus2
Wed May 02, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Am I doing the right thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Am I doing the right thing?

Look up effects of paratyphoid. It will give you another perspective.
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Question regarding DF violet cinnamons
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Question regarding DF violet cinnamons

The possibility of dbl fctr violet cinn already bred are likely but you will find difficulty finding them unless breeders are in this forum. You need to help us by keeping careful pic records from pin feather to adult plumage of these beauts. As easy as it is to differentiate s fctr violet from dbl ...
by Molossus2
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lacewing Genetics question
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Lacewing Genetics question

Madas you're right. Hens cannot b / for a sex linked mut. A blonde moment for me.
by Molossus2
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Lacewing Genetics question
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: Lacewing Genetics question

What if the dam is lut/bl/lwing?
by Molossus2
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: What mutation is this?

The coloration you refer as pied isn't. The variation is normal pigmentation and not an indication of pied in anyway.sorry.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: WHAT MUTATION IS THIS
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: WHAT MUTATION IS THIS

Johan, the pied which is similar to the adm and gets a ring isn't dominant. The cocks I have seen displays a partial ring. This was incorrectly referred to as dominant and that error probably started out here at home. Most of these are aquired pieds which in my opinion breeds recessively.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Opaline pallid?
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: Opaline pallid?

Carmen post a pic. If she's opaline it would be fairly easy to verify.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: White indian ringneck
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: White indian ringneck

Post a pic. It will be an interesting bird to see.
by Molossus2
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: WHAT MUTATION IS THIS
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: WHAT MUTATION IS THIS

Skyboy, it's a recessive adm pied. One of the characteristics are the clear cap on the skull and nape. The bird is an infant not yet in it's adult color. The intensity will diminish as with most adms. But it looks as if you may have a bird with matching clear flights. A beautiful bird.
by Molossus2
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: What mutation is this?

Pic looks a little dark to be a pallid ino. Certainly not pied. If the parentage is correct then this defies genetics. It is probably a dark variant of a green pallid and likely the parentage makeup includes pallid somewhere up the family tree. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What mutation is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: What mutation is this?

This ones interesting.definite cinnamon....possible dark green or olive or violet green cinnamon?
Any other guesses?
by Molossus2
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: What babies can i expect?
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: What babies can i expect?

Ashley the only way the seller can state that the grey lacewing carries the violet factor is that the bird bred visual violet offspring. Did it? Assuming both birds are not carrying other colors then the offspring will be blue and grey offspring. All the cocks will be / lacewing. Let us know about t...
by Molossus2
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: gen calc question
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: gen calc question

Mutation naming is quite a detailed and collaborated process. Since it requires agreement and consensus you will find variations in naming precisely because of that challenge. Not everyone is in agreement and some are openly against certain names. Wild color green birds normally manifest blue mutati...
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: EGG laying problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: EGG laying problem

You need to be more observant and monitor the nest box regularly. It is possible that she laid her eggs and she or the cock bird could have eaten the eggs. This is not an uncommon problem with alexandrines.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: I have a pair of Indian ringneck hen just lay a egg what
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: I have a pair of Indian ringneck hen just lay a egg what

It is breeding season and your pair is doing what it ought during this time. Make brief daily observations on the laying and incubation process.good luck
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: What do you get when you cross...
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: What do you get when you cross...

Hello, Yours is a common request and I'm sure if you take some time to read previous articles you may at the very least get some idea of the expectations. That said: Is the lutino /blue.... If yes then you will breed lutino and albino in both sexes If no then you will breed lutinos/blue young. Hope ...
by Molossus2
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: indigo blue/lacewing cock to double factor violet hen
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

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

Since the sire cock is / lacewing then 50% of hens will be indigo violet and violet. Also half of the cocks will be / lacewing.
Hope this helps.
by Molossus2
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Please clear this up for me!
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Please clear this up for me!

The tail of the grey green is grey black as opposed to the olive that has a cobalt blue tail.
by Molossus2
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: How to get Lutino and Blue; possibly Ino
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: How to get Lutino and Blue; possibly Ino

You are correct.pairing a albino cock to a green hen or a lutino cock to a blue hen will give you...
Green/lutino/blue cocks and lutino/blue hens. These will have to be paired together to give you...
Greens,blues,yellows and whites.
by Molossus2
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to determine age
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: How to determine age

Too bad about import restrictions. I am in Durban so if are here you're welcome to visit us.
by Molossus2
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: alexandrine is not drinking water
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Re: alexandrine is not drinking water

Probably because he's been hand reared and does not know how. Or,,, he has not been socialized with other birds,,, or the present water containers are different. If you have older birds then these can show him how. Until then feed him with a spoon. He will learn on his own eventually. You can also p...
by Molossus2
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to determine age
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: How to determine age

Yoda hi,
I'm sure he will be with you a while. I always have been interested in colour mutations since the first blue budgie emerged into the world. I moved from budgie to ringneck to alexandrine mutations. I breed the color mutations available in pure alexandrines. Where do you live?
by Molossus2
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

Help them out if it's time.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pied mutation baby question?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Pied mutation baby question?

As soon as the crop empties.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Need urgent help
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Need urgent help

As long as you are with him 7 days a week there's no need for another bird to accompany him. This can hinder his taming and delay his bonding with you. He will be fine alone if he is taken good care of.
by Molossus2
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: How to determine age
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: How to determine age

I started keeping birds since the mid 60's when my dad brought home racing pigeons. I got my first pair of Alex in 1984. I have currently about 35 pairs of alexandrines of breeding age. When you find that guru...please let me have his contact info...man,those guys are really hard to find. My dear fr...
by Molossus2
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Pied mutation baby question?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Pied mutation baby question?

Red eyed birds bred from black eyed parents can mean that : 1. The parent cock bird is /ino or pallid ie sex linked . 2. The both parents are /nsl ino ie recessive albinism. 3. The both parents are /fallow ie recessive inheriting. Dom pied are normal black eyed birds unless mated to any of the above...
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Need urgent help
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Need urgent help

I am not sure but I do not think that it will a problem. As long as he gets attention daily ie feed,water and company he will be fine. You must observe his condition and pretty soon you will sense his moods. The bobbing and screeching is his feeding call. He has been handfed so that's understandable...
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hybrid Breed --- cant breed further -- experience sharing ..
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Hybrid Breed --- cant breed further -- experience sharin

When you say better offspring then you should not hybridise because you will never get better offspring. When you say new colors then you can are not alone in this as a lot of breeders of hybrid color Indian ring-necked alexandrines are out there. I always wondered what they did with hybrid hens tha...
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Need urgent help
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Need urgent help

If the pulses are dried then you can boil them. Add corn sunflower peas and sorghum to the pulses and boil some.you can do a pot and freeze, to thaw and feed daily. The Alex will eat any season fruit. Guava mango litchi grape apple etc. No avocados as this is toxic for birds. The bird could've lost ...
by Molossus2
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Need urgent help
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Need urgent help

Firstly you are a stranger to him. He isin strange turf.his behavior is completely understandable.
Give him time to settle and you will b surprised at his change. Change hisdietgradually.this will help him get over the new environment.
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Hybrid Breed --- cant breed further -- experience sharing ..
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Hybrid Breed --- cant breed further -- experience sharin

Why hybridise the alexandrine with the ringneck anyway? Both breeds are uniquely beautiful. It is not good for the species. What will you do with the offspring? Some of these birds end up with newbies who cannot see the difference and can be put off? Preservation of pure species in captivity becomes...
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Best possible pairings??
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Best possible pairings??

Hi Scb and Mac,
Good to hear from you. I do not have many ring necks and favor the alexandrine to them. You can check out my website www.alexandrinemutations.co.za and can contact me thru this.
Regards andGodbless.
by Molossus2
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Please help with breeding....
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Please help with breeding....

Not always , if they are not mating.
by Molossus2
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!
Replies: 51
Views: 3453

Re: all 5 are alive... youtube of what we had to do...

21 days are fine. This will give mom a chance to recoup. I think the problem you face is the age gap of the five. If the youngest chick is too small it may be better to pull it as the others start hogging the feed. You will pick this up thru observing the crop and it's stunting growth. If it's ok pu...
by Molossus2
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Too young to breed?
Replies: 45
Views: 3528

Re: Too young to breed?

There is no set time. Some go down early while others don't. Keep records for reference purposes and ask neighbor breeders of their own times and record these also. This will aid in the testing of fertility at one week of incubation and time hatch date of fertile eggs in case help is needed. It is l...
by Molossus2
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!
Replies: 51
Views: 3453

Re: all 5 are alive... youtube of what we had to do...

Madas is right. Ring necks are rung at two weeks of age. It's been a while since I bred with ring necks so I will have to brush up on my routine. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Best possible pairings??
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Best possible pairings??

Macbirds,
Come over for a visit and we can discuss breeding plans.
Regards,
by Molossus2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!
Replies: 51
Views: 3453

Re: all 5 are alive... youtube of what we had to do...

Do it at 17 days
by Molossus2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

I know what you mean. Here too there is only one avian vet that comes to our area once a month. If you can start earlier to assist the hatch then you can beat this problem. The sticky residue can be overcome .... First dry with a swab...then complete with careful use of a hairdryer. You have got to ...
by Molossus2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

I will ask my vets advice. Don't give up. Check if tha chick are alive by removing them carefully. This is also important practise. Are you counting the days as the sticky condition may be because of late hatching. When are the next batch due to pip?
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

They shud b fine. Let me know what happens when you place them back. do it early in the morning.
Good luck.
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Please help with breeding....
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Please help with breeding....

Looks as though the male may have lost the knowhow. 19 yrs can do that to a man youknow. Let the season progress and if the eggs are infertile replace him. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

Put one back with the mother now and keep one in the incubator. You will be surprised at what she can do for a weak chick. It may be the strain of trying to crack a very hard shell that inflates the back and will probably go away.
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Best possible pairings??
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Best possible pairings??

Can you get your hands on cobalt and violet greens this will give you anentire world of colors to work with.you will breed a myriad of colors through pairing these with the two birds you have.
I live in S A too. Durban and practically your neighbor :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

When I said mark a point at the head mean the beak of the chick. If you can pinpoint this area you are off to a great start. You won't hurt the chick the picking of shell runs across the width of the shell. Try to leave the soft inner shell for the chick to break thru. Talk to me....good luck ... Yo...
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

Mark the point of the head. Make a small abrasion on the outside of this point and do this deliberately and slowly...in stages. Use a tweezer.Once the beak protrudes clear the external shell around the half the circle. This should be about just under half a centimeter wide. This will give the chick ...
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Ringneck Stories
Topic: Please help with breeding....
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Please help with breeding....

Hi,
Two questions...
Is it breeding season there?
How old is the male?
:!:
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Best possible pairings??
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Best possible pairings??

Problem with such a query is the personal preference factor and the range available to you. What can you tell us ?
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: NEW Video we had made OF THE BABEIS!
Replies: 51
Views: 3453

Re: 4th baby just hatched! 1 more to go! :) PICTURES UP!

Things starting to get crowded in there. Nice going.
Hey Johan,
Looks as though we can start our own south African team.lol
by Molossus2
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Turquoise IRN chick, Darwin! NEW UPDATES 5/15/12
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: New turquoise IRN chick!!

Man that's a neat job of hand rearing. My daughters have being doing this for many years now and you should see their work. I swear more food gets on the feathers than into the crop.
Well done on that. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this a deep blue aqua ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Is this a deep blue aqua ?

Johan hi,
Yes I was referring to the turq pallid not the deep blue. Send new pic on this bird.
by Molossus2
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this a deep blue aqua ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Is this a deep blue aqua ?

The green overlay which increases over the next molting sessions indicate this is a turq and not an aqua. Since the green does not appear dark I believe this is an oz cobalt turq. Personal opinion.
by Molossus2
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Introducing a female for the first time to my male
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Introducing a female for the first time to my male

You are right to keep them apart until they get used to each other. When you are comfortable with them settled then place the hen into the cocks cage and not vice versa. The hen is usually the dominant one so it's better that the cock is on home turf.
by Molossus2
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: difference between irn and alexandrine parrot babies
Replies: 3
Views: 1943

Re: difference between irn and alexandrine parrot babies

The alexandrine has a broad copper red shoulder band while the ringneck has none. The alex is also a lot larger.
by Molossus2
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: confusion

Since the hen is a df then all the lutino offspring hens will be lutinogreygreen. You will find that the flights are either off white or yellow brown and not yellow as in the lutino. The tail should appear similarly. The rump will not have a green hazy sheen.
Hope this helps.
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Confused!

It kinda gets to you after a bit. After that there's no hope ... It's addictive. I need rehab. My wife would kill me if she knew what I hide in my closet because of my addiction. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My website
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: My website

Dhani green is a curiosity to say the least. I saw this at Babu Chawhans home and I bought the bird. Babu says that's it's dominant in it's inheritance. It looks like a Khaki but i can only confirm this when the bird arrives home.I am told that the blue mutation looks a steel grey. I want to breed d...
by Molossus2
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: Bad beak condition
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Bad beak condition

Can you post a pic to assess the overall health of the bird?
by Molossus2
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

Increasing humidity will help only if levels are low. What are the neighbors experiencing here? What are the levels recorded? I don't think its a bacterial or health related issue as all of these chicks completed their development cycle.
Go back to my advice on helping the chick hatch if this recurs.
by Molossus2
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Late dead in shell.
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Late dead in shell.

Take your eggshells to an experienced breeder and ask for them to also check if the shell isn't too hard or thick. Eliminate calcium supplementing for a few months. Also help the chick if too much time lapses from pipping. You will notice the rate and develop a feel for this over time. Here again yo...
by Molossus2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Confused!

Sherjil hi,
Yes you will produce random color types as the parentage possess variants in their lineage. Do a trial
By holding a batch of offspring from hour pair and see for yourself. This is my own opinion though.
Regards,
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Confused!

Sherjil it is as you laid it out ABC darkest to lights. Let me know if you observe differently. Par blue occurs in two known types ie turq and aqua. Blues are known in three known types ie blue cobalt and violet. We now know of a fourth blue called the oz cobalt. If you like the turq then try to get...
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My website
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: My website

I have imported a few more dominant pied irns and will update pics page next week.
These colors are stunning and in my opinion the best thing to happen to irns.
by Molossus2
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Confused!

Damn right. You should see pics of these birds. Only breeders of these birds can be certain of their mutation.
by Molossus2
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My website
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: My website

Lorenjo,
Thanks for the feedback . I can't wait for the next breeding season in august.
Regards,
by Molossus2
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Confused!
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Confused!

As far as the experts go there are two known par blue types...viz the turquoise and the aqua. The variant in shades of normal blue causes the turq to express itself in more ways than one. This has now given rise to naming of variants in the turquoise mutation. Johan there will be more confusion once...
by Molossus2
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: grey x greygreen
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: grey x greygreen

It's because the cock is split ino. His parents passed this on to him.
by Molossus2
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: grey x greygreen
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: grey x greygreen

If the greygreens hen is / blue then it's possible to breed albinos and lutinos. And now for the looooooong wait. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: pairing outcome help please
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: pairing outcome help please

Blovekhi,
Let's assume the green hen is not carrying the blue gene. Your first pairing will result in 50% green/blue cocks and hens and 50% greygreens/blue cocks and hens.
The second pairing will result in all grey green/ blue offspring.
by Molossus2
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this a deep blue aqua ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Is this a deep blue aqua ?

Sherjil,
Please scroll back to a topic .... How to achieve the color purple...this will be found if you scroll down a bit. I gave a website address that shows pics on these mutations for comparison. This should be of interest.
Regards,
by Molossus2
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: My website
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

My website

Hello Alex lovers.
My website is now up an running. You may access my site on www.alexandrinemutations.co.za
Please let me have your comments
Regards
by Molossus2
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: My website
Replies: 8
Views: 878

My website

Hello everyone,
My website is up.if you are interested you may access my site on www.alexandrinemutations.co.za
Please let me have your comments.
Regards
by Molossus2
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: double factor violet blue hen
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: double factor violet blue hen

Comes with age. :mrgreen:
by Molossus2
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: cock sleep in nestbox..
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: cock sleep in nestbox..

Observe the birds closely. Is the hen chasing the cock into the box? Is the cock not surgically sexed if not sex it ASAP. Once this is confirmed make sure the birds are both mature and in a breeding age. Very Young cocks are often fearful of hens.A vet can help here.
by Molossus2
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: loyality
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: loyality

I find that Alex bond a lot better and are a lot less aggressive than irns. A well cared for Alex compares favorably against the larger parrots.
by Molossus2
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Red or Black Ringneck
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: Red or Black Ringneck

I recommend a violet green hen. Best to steer away from blue factor. Since you will pair the visual Dom pied to a sex linked opaline hen . You will need to pair brother to sister offspring as you will need to ultimately breed this red factor into opalines to enhance this color. If you really do have...
by Molossus2
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Red or Black Ringneck
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: Red or Black Ringneck

Then you must pair this cock to an opaline hen. Of you can get an opaline/pied hen better still. Bear in mind that red will only show on yellow and the various green mutations. You will need to breed an opaline pied with red markings. The opaline factor will magnify the red and You could be on your ...
by Molossus2
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this a deep blue aqua ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1813

Re: Is this a deep blue aqua ?

It's a deep blue which is a name coined in Ozzie land. This is another form of dark factor blue which is also dominant in inheritance . It could be an aqua but pics are not easy to confirm. The bird is worth working on it's own....ie if you enjoy breeding darker colored birds as i do. I suggest you ...
by Molossus2
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: double factor violet blue hen
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: double factor violet blue hen

If you can ,,,, get a violet rainbow cock. Breeding dbl factor violet rainbows is not common.
by Molossus2
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Red or Black Ringneck
Replies: 13
Views: 3793

Re: Red or Black Ringneck

You need to debate on the following recessive or dominant or sex linked. Then debate cocks or hens...eg opaline cocks will produce visuals at first mating whilst hens won't.what do you aspire to breed as the ultimate irn. Mine is the dbl factor violet mauve Dom pied in dbl factor.
by Molossus2
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Violet - Greygreen
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Violet - Greygreen

Tell your friend it's not a good pairing. You will get 50% greygreens of which a portion will mask green violet. To determine which carry the gene you will have to test mate all greygreens offspring.that's a big task. Better to even use a normal green hen . Iif you can preferably get an olive green/...
by Molossus2
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: my bird wanting me to mouth to mouth feed him?
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: my bird wanting me to mouth to mouth feed him?

It's not hygienic. For the bird. Wean him off now.
by Molossus2
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Female laying eggs but wants to eat males!
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Female laying eggs but wants to eat males!

You need to also be more vigilant in your observations. Some hens are male killers and it is important you ensure the safety of your birds. In any case if she continues to chase the cock there is little to no chance of eggfertilisation. If she stops and
Settles down you may get lucky.
by Molossus2
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: which mutations?
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: which mutations?

Because even the normal green irn possess a range of colors( which enhance it's potential for as much a range in mutations) it is not a good practice to determine the specific mutation by analysis of a minor part of it's anatomy. Post a full pic for a safer guess. Yes green irns can even have violet...
by Molossus2
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Comments/Questions
Topic: a few questions
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: a few questions

Gives meaning to the saying "an eye er a nail for a nail"
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Any Alexandrine mutation collectors out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 6125

Re: Any Alexandrine mutation collectors out there?

When I come over to visit mutation breeders there I will call. Feel free to visit anytime.
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: confused at pairing results
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: confused at pairing results

Just to add to what Johan is describing in dbl ftr turq often the degree of green is so dominant you may confuse this for a normal green. The tinge of blue is often overlooked and the bird proves it's factor through test mating. The variability of green and blue in blue turqs is a cause of much deba...
by Molossus2
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: Breeding age
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Breeding age

Yes. A two yr o cock will breed. They develop the neck ring about 4 to 6moths later. Hens mature earlier and have been known to breed at 1 yr . Not a good idea as the birds still young at 1yr.
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Breeders of Alex mutations in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Breeders of Alex mutations in the US

Try to look up Roger Bringas. I chatted to him recently and he may be able to help.
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: please help me with this color..
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: please help me with this color..

The clear head fall is recessive in it's inheritance. It's eye is a dark wine red and lacks the white iris.the cock will develop a clear head at maturity. Lacewings show color at outset and have albino pink eyes.
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: skyblue hen paired with lutino cock?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: skyblue hen paired with lutino cock?

Blue cinnamon
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: confused at pairing results
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: confused at pairing results

Don't really use gencalc but I know that you can expect 50/50 blue and turq.
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Breeding IRNs
Topic: What would be the RESULT
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: What would be the RESULT

You can expect violets and dbl factor violets in normal & /clear tail & clear tail.
The dbl factor violet clear tail is a stunning bird.
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Alexandrine Parrot
Topic: Any Alexandrine mutation collectors out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 6125

Re: Any Alexandrine mutation collectors out there?

Hello Myrka,
Yes I do breed with them. The last season I bred an aqua out of a green/aqua and an albino & a dark green. The rest of my pairs come into maturity in the new season. I am in Durban South Africa.
Now it's your turn.ie do you breed with alexs and where are you located?
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: IRN Breeders
Topic: Do ringnecks eat their offsprings?
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: Do ringnecks eat their offsprings?

Possible canabilism occurs with newly hatched young. Once the habit develops it's hard to eradicate.
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 13876

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Kiki,Johan, the site you need is www.fabulous parrots.com
You will find pics of the oz cobalt In single and dbl factor against violet and cobalt for comparison.
This opens a lot of combination possibilities.
Regards,
by Molossus2
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Taming troubles.
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Taming troubles.

The line in immature plumage birds do not mean they are cocks. Often hens have this neckline too. Hens will display to demonstrate affection or dominance.
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 13876

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

I will checkout a site where You can see all three dark factor birds ie cobalt,oz cobalt and violet.
Regards.
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Weird behavior.. I'm worried
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Weird behavior.. I'm worried

It could be molting season where you are. Here in south Africa it's that time. Feathers falling and birds looking a little scruffy.
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: opinions on breeding mutations
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: opinions on breeding mutations

Mutation breeding can benefit preservation of our natural species. Mutations that occur in the wild are handicapped to survive and mostly succumb to predation. Mans intervention in capturing and preserving these have assisted in taking away focus in continued trapping of birds to a degree. The combi...
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Is this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Is this right?

Yes.
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: White Indian ringneck
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: White Indian ringneck

The albino is. An established mutation with a wide gene pool thus the birds are relatively strong. Aside from sunburn repeated albino to albino or red eyed to red eyed birds will result in eye/vision problems.
by Molossus2
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 13876

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Hi Johan, The deep blue is another dark factor blue aka the oz cobalt. When paired together the resulting dbl factor is a darker than cobalt(not violet or mauve). I suspect this mutation has occurred here in South Africa but is lost among the rest of the known cobalt mutation. The combination of dbl...
by Molossus2
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?
Replies: 36
Views: 13876

Re: different mutation terminology & how to achieve purple?

Kimi, I am also trying to Breed the deepest purple bird and introduce this color depth into selected mutations. I suggest you try to get : violet cobalt to breed dbl factor violet cobalts Dbl factor deep blues paired to the above with the aim of breeding a dbl factor violet deep blue(dbl factor)coba...