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New Bird...Thoughts please

Post by Skyes_crew » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:38 pm

Went to pick up a new hen and the woman asked me to take a 4 year old green male off her hands. Brought him home in the dark so I didn't notice until the next morning a few things. His eyes are solid, they don't dilate. And his lower mandible is red. Any thoughts?

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Re: New Bird...Thoughts please

Post by blueindianringneck » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:16 am

He's cute. :)
Even when you talk to him the eyes don't pin? That's odd!

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Re: New Bird...Thoughts please

Post by MissK » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:11 pm

Nice catch. Is he behaving normally?
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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Define normal lol. He's completely untamed. Has never felt human touch except to be caught and placed in a cage. He's amazingly wild and I love it :)
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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:17 pm

blueindianringneck wrote:He's cute. :)
Even when you talk to him the eyes don't pin? That's odd!
No...I spent 20 min trying to get him to change emotion and pin. Nothing. I always attract the unique cases for some reason lol. :D
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Post by MissK » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:23 pm

Could be be kind of in shock? Jaded to happenings around him? Did you try the peanut butter?
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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:27 pm

He's been here 3 days now. So I'm not sure shock would do that for so long. He views my hand as if its a machete lol. Peanut butter won't do the trick this time :wink:
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Post by blueindianringneck » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:33 pm

Play "marnie" for him on repeat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB52iP2a_MY

My flock loves him lol

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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:07 pm

67 views and not one person with an opinion??? :shock:
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Post by InTheAir » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:15 pm

Skyes_crew wrote:67 views and not one person with an opinion??? :shock:
Ok, since you asked for it, Your new bird is a freak!
Does that help?
I'm interested in hearing what someone who actually knows about such things has to say. ...

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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:20 pm

As always....a well thought out response from Claire :lol:
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Post by trabots » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:22 pm

Skyes, I have had a couple of IRNs of different mutations which have a 'black' eye unrelated to the mutation. You won't see the pupil in such an eye. The bird is a normal green IRN with a 'black' eye which cause is yet to be determined. Good on you for pusshing for an answer. We humans are an apathetic species except when it directly concerns us.

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Post by trabots » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm

PS: the red lower mandible is not unusual and I have often seen black or red in the same mutation.

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Post by InTheAir » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:32 pm

So I was right :mrgreen:

I am even more interested now. Does having different eyes affect their social relationships with other birds?

Sorry for the random question on your topic, Melissa.

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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:26 pm

Trabots...Thank you for the response. Now I can put it to rest and move on.

Claire...ill let you know his social responses during breeding season...will he get his hen??? :wink:
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Post by Skyes_crew » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:55 pm

Yes...such a tragedy. Wish I could overcome such an affliction. Well...not really. I must dissect everything :D
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Post by Johan S » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:43 pm

Melissa, we have discussed such birds on the forum in the past, but I can't find the link. :( Prodigy has some of them.

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Post by Skyes_crew » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:24 am

I'll try to search for it. Thanks Johan :)
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Post by MissK » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:31 am

Trabots, I hope you're not lumping me in there!
We humans are an apathetic species except when it directly concerns us.
Some of us just don't have anything to contribute, so we're trying not to run our yaps......... :?
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Post by InTheAir » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:40 am

Please don't dissect your new bird :shock:

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Post by Skyes_crew » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:22 am

I think ill refrain from dissecting him directly lol. :D
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Re: New Bird...Thoughts please

Post by Mad Max » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:55 am

I have a similar bird that splits for Cleartailed and it is a blue bird , I know that there is a dark eyed cleartailed mutation out there . It however has no effect on the mutation , It simply has a dark eye .

Yours might also be one of them

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Re: New Bird...Thoughts please

Post by Skyes_crew » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:16 am

We don't have cleartail here on the island :( it's a nice thought though. Wish it were true. The woman told me he came from her uncles aviaries and he breeds pallids and Lutino's. so I have no clue. I'm putting him to my creamino hen so I guess I'll have some answers soon enough. :)
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Re: New Bird...Thoughts please

Post by komodo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:58 am

that's going to make it hard to read the birds body language when you can't tell if the eyes are pinned

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