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by Molossus2
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Feather Plucking / Feather Mutilation
Topic: Molting. Is that normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 360

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: 322

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: 14
Views: 5365

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: 747

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: 1409

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: 438

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: 380

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: 532

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: 12
Views: 1229

Re: Platinum or Pallid?

growing really well..
by Molossus2
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: Platinum or Pallid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1229

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: 12
Views: 1229

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: 12
Views: 1229

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: 12
Views: 1229

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: 1204

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: 2693

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: 670

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: 3346

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: 3346

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: 3346

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: 996

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: 2733

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: 2733

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: 2733

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: 2596

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: 2596

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: 9
Views: 1281

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: 2596

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: 2596

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: 9
Views: 2077

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: 1267

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: 4823

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: 4823

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: 98
Views: 5084

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: 98
Views: 5084

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: 98
Views: 5084

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: 98
Views: 5084

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

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o698/Roodekrans/20140620_095656_zps72e7d773.jpg http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o698/Roodekrans/20140516_082834_zps77327c96.jpg 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: 98
Views: 5084

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: 98
Views: 5084

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: 98
Views: 5084

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: 2191

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: 25
Views: 3091

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: 16
Views: 1153

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: 16
Views: 1153

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: 273
Views: 20068

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: 273
Views: 20068

Re: SL Edged

not cinnamon
by Molossus2
Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 273
Views: 20068

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: 273
Views: 20068

Re: SL Edged

Ringo,why violet?
by Molossus2
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Mutations/Genetics
Topic: SL Edged
Replies: 273
Views: 20068

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: 273
Views: 20068

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.

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