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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Agreed. Really wierd.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by ellenant View Post
    There is lots of crossbreeding for macaws going on in NZ,
    because there are not enough macaws in the country
    and new imports are forbidden.
    So they crossbreed military macaws with blue and golds,
    because there are not enough blue and golds.
    The outcome parrots are still fertile and can breed with each other,
    and as far as I know there are no bad genetic effects.
    I think the reason for the possible preeding is that several
    macaw species/ subspecies are very closely related to each other.

    Oh, I also have red in a book that it is possible to crossbreed
    sulfur crested cockatoos with galahs and the outcome
    is something looking like a Major Mitchells Cockatoo.
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    the galah/corellas are digusting! you can see where the random genetic selection has worked on them, one has the body form of a corella and the horrible diluted pink and grey. the rest just dont look happy at all. and the galateil is shocking! at least im glad the teil was a male! imagine the eggs if it was female and galah was male!! i shudder at the thought.


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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Oh the poor tiel getting squished by the Galah...lol
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I think the Galah tiel is a very pretty bird, but I hope people don't start breeding them to sale. we already have way to many irresponsible cockatiel breeders out there, just breeding to sale with no care about bloodlines and health.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Some of those birds are down right freaky looking. If it happens in the wild that is one thing obviously nature took it's course but to mate them intentionally is just wrong IMO.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by sammit View Post
    the galah/corellas are digusting! you can see where the random genetic selection has worked on them, one has the body form of a corella and the horrible diluted pink and grey. the rest just dont look happy at all. and the galateil is shocking! at least im glad the teil was a male! imagine the eggs if it was female and galah was male!! i shudder at the thought.
    Thats what I said before. The galah was daddy, the tiel was mommy. But cockatiels can only lay tiel eggs, no other size, no matter how big the other parent is.


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    Re: Cross-breeding

    The macaw hybrids make me so, so sad, especially when people are intentionally breeding them. I mean, what's better, having a few pure blue and gold macaws who will slowly build up the population and keep it pure or having tons of cross macaws until there's no such thing as a blue and gold?

    For some reason the macaw hybrids bother me the most, maybe because I see that happening more often then a galah/tiel or "sunday."

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I totally agree with you Cricket. For some reason, macaw hybrids are totally acceptable. No one is breathing down their backs, they even give them fancy names "Camelot", "Shamrock" etc. etc. I mean, people have fits if you cross breed lovebirds, which have way more babies and clutch more easily than macaws.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    The only plus side of hybrid macaw breeding is that I have never heard of any health defencts, or personality problems. And in macaws, in north america atleast, the pure population is not dwindeling. Which makes me beg the question, why not? i am not sure what I think about this myself, so I am just throwing this out there. But these birds are completly healthy, have a nice mix of the different macaw personatlies, and is a little different colored. Now if we get the whole 'hybrids are evil' notion out of our heads, because really we shouldn't care if they are hybrids or pure, we should just care about having a happy healthy bird thats personality suits us, then certain hybrids are actually fine. Obviously some are not fine, like lovebirds who can be unhealthy are confused, but there is actually nothing 'wrong' with hybrid macaws. And they live together in the wild, so I am sure there are some wild hybrids to. What do you guys think?


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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Everything I read about hybrid macaws says that they tend to get the best from both parents in temperament. I am a huge fan of keeping everything pure but if this is true we will lose purebred macaws in captivity.
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    i'm with mell here, there are reasons against hybridising lovies, many of which can be seen in my sparks... a runt, smaller and lighter than a normal healthy lovie, psychological problems like she just cant understand how to get on with other lovies

    and chances are a shorter than i would like lifespan.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    This is odd... I will stick with my tiels.
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I think that a lot of those birds are REALLY pretty! But some...well...yuck.
    But, you know. I bet that's how we have so many species of birds out here now is because of cross-breeding. That's how we determine bird families and ect.
    Am I right? Purposely doing this to try to sell them I agree is bad. But I don't cross breeding macaw because they are running out is that bad. As long as they are happy and not confused. We're pretty much forming a new species. Although we as humans probably should not be playing nature/god. But I don't know. A lot of these birds are really pretty. And them cross-breeding is bound to happen sometime in the near future anyways. Do you get what I'm saying? Or can someone change my mind? I AM only 14 years old you know

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    The Galahtiel is cool; I wouldn't mind one if they were smaller.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    This is a pretty darn old thread....

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Please check dates before responding to threads, Carolina.

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