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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:46 am 
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hello i am about to buy a indina ringneck.
the guy told me he was 3 months old but it looks closer to a year or 9 months.
i cannot provice a picture but i can describe it for you.

its beak is not fully orange still pink.
its feathers look fully feathered with no little fluffs
its tail is realy long but has a single tail feather
its feet are still white.
and there is no ring...

with all that i am looking for a young bird so i can raise him myself. the bird is friendly so maybe it is past its bluffing stage but i still cannot tell how old it is..and the guy told me he was 3 months which is hard to belive because its feathers look fully feather...he might be saying its a young bird because they live so long but i want a young bird so i can raise him myself from young. you must understand .


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:30 pm 
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Hi,
What you have asid there sounds more like a 3 month old but try and post some pictures of him and i could give you a more accurate answer.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:24 pm 
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yeah and by the looks of it hes feather r fully grown that means they are molted already..for the first time im guessing? so how does that facor in his age..and his tail feather is really long but his beak is pinkish..


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:47 pm 
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what color is the bird your looking at getting?


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:59 pm 
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yellow


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 5:05 am 
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yellow IRN's beaks usually dont go red
their feet also stay white
does it have the orange/yellow circles around its eyes? if it does its atleast 6 months old


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:33 am 
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i cant remember i dont think it has any color around its eyes..but its tail looks fully feather and he has no fluffs..and his beak is like pinkish with black mix it..the guy said hes baby cus hes beak isnt fully red..and he also said he bought it from a pet store but apparently he threw away the papers :? i jus dont wana buy an old bird...and the bird seems really friendly with strangers he even steped up on my finger so maybe hes past his biting stage i uno..


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 1:32 pm 
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Hi,
Is it possible to get a picture of it? It doesnt really matter too much if its old as they do live around 30 years if they are treated well. :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 2:21 am 
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lutinos (yellow) get red beaks.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 4:21 am 
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Yep .. Julie is right Lutino (yellows) get very red beaks indeed. IRN also are fully fledged by approx 10 weeks, therefore, as early as 10 weeks + will be fully feathered. The beak will also be rather red by 10 weeks once weaned onto good fruit and veg, so it sounds like the bird may need some good nourishment. Some breeders will only wean onto soaked seed, but these birds are predominantly fresh foods (fruit, vegi's, nuts, etc.) and only supplemented with a seed.

If they told you the bird is 3 months, that is all you can go by. IRN's will only show a ring approx 2 years of age but can be as early as 17 months or as late as almost three. So if by three years from now there is no ring you have a female. If in the mean time a ring comes in you have a male. If the ring does come in this is another way to estimate the age of your bird. (give or take a few months really is no matter)

Bluffing stages are varied, but usually happen around 10 months, they also get very niggly and can be bitey in breeding season, or when moulting.

It does sound like the bird is somewhere between 10 weeks and three months and if it is stepping up is very well tamed. I myself would take it if that is the case and start to feed it nicely and give it a loving good home :-))))

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:47 pm 
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I know this post is a bit old but I thought it would be helpful for others searching the forums

but Here is my Green IRN when I got her @ 3 months old

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close up of her face

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and here she is now at 1 year and 1 month old she came to me with a butchered wing clip and just now getting them back, but because of it she broke her tail off , which is now growing back as well

Close up of her Face

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there is not much of a difference between her when she was 3 months old to now being a year old, she still has black on her beak, just a little bit less than she did as a 3 month old. . but other than that if the pictures didn't say how old she was most wouldn't know how old she was and would assume she was the same age in all the pics
and her beak comes out more red in pictures than it is in person its not that dark at all


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