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Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:47 am

I have searched about IRN's getting their ring but i cant really find the information that im looking for.
at what age can IRN's get their ring? can they start getting it before they are 1 year old?
i have a 7 month old ringneck, she has a very dark "ring" that both males and females get (the darkish grey/black around the neck area)
hers is darker then her 2 siblings and i was wondering if it was because she eats pellets and they dont?
she also looks to be getting red feathers on her neck, but i may be imagining it.
if anyone could help i would much apreachate it

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Re: Ring?

Post by doipac » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:57 am

Hi there,

My IRN is 15 months old and looks like this:
http://pbckt.com/sR.rX5
http://s36.photobucket.com/home/doipac/set/1462

Maybe it helps.

One small suggestion: If your IRN will have a well defined ring, it's definitely a "he", not a "she" :)
Have a nice day!

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:46 pm

yeah if "she" does develope a real ring she will be a he.
thanks for the pics
mine doesnt have much of a ring, just the really light one they all get

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Re: Ring?

Post by smallworld » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:03 am

If you're not 'imagining it', this would be the 2nd post I've seen on this forum with a bird younger than a year, displaying signs of a ring :) . About the ring at the age of 1, I'd say its theoretically possible. Practically, I'd say you and the other poster are the only people I know with a bird less than the age of 1 year having a ring. Thats intriguing. I dont think that the pellets would make a difference to the intensity of the ring. As that is a pigment question and the pellets would have to alter the natural pigment for it to be darker. But why'd you put her/he on a different diet?

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:22 pm

i only own her.
her siblings are at my dads shop because he is trying to sell them but their not friendly at all

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Re: Ring?

Post by dog_glenn123 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:29 pm

I have a 8 month old Blue cinnimon who has just molted and he too has a ring showing already,
its getting darker every day.

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:23 pm

i thought it was just the ring that they all get, the lighter one
but every photo i have seen of an IRN the same age as mine dont even have that yet

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Re: Ring?

Post by julie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:59 pm

I have a definate hen that has what looks like a ring, she is a rainbow and has a fluro looking green ring. I have seen several threads with this question and think maybe we should have a revisit thread to see what the birds ended up being. Sheena what color is the bird you are talking about?

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:41 pm

cinnamin green

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Re: Ring?

Post by julie » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:04 am

ahh thats one of the colors that hens get what looks like it could be a ring :lol: I think you may have to wait too :P

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:04 pm

im thinking about getting her DNA sexed
the breeder told me she was female, he doesnt DNA sex any of his bird and he hasnt been wrong about the sex of any yet

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Re: Ring?

Post by julie » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:39 pm

If you know what color the parents are, try posting in the breeding section and see if anyone can calculate what color babies and what sexes they would be.

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:16 pm

i remember what they look like but not what color they are called

here are some pics of "her" "ring"

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the light black bit looks darker then it does in the pics

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Re: Ring?

Post by smallworld » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:20 am

Shes a mysterious lil one isnt she? The good old breeder could be wrong about this lady :lol: Yeah I'd get her DNA sexed to be 100% on the safe side.

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Re: Ring?

Post by julie » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:45 pm

will see if i can get or find a good pic of my hens ring.

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Re: Ring?

Post by xx_sheena_xx » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:20 pm

lol yeah he could be cause he only had her for 6 weeks before i got her :)
dont mind if she is male, just i dont no if i can keep calling her Sakari because is sounds more like a girls name even though its ment to be unisexed :lol:

a pic of your hen would be great Julie

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Re: Ring?

Post by leo » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:10 am

hi
i have a friend who have confirm female, with a very thick black ring

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