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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by kito109654 View Post
    Well that's the hybrid, dear.
    I know, I liked the Galah/Bare eyed toos.
    Tiels: Janeeva (Lutino Pied), Rahz (Cinnamon), Peter (Pearl), Micah (Grey), Kiz (Cinnamon Whiteface)
    Budgies: Sprite (Light Green Recessive Pied), Rosella (Violet Opaline)
    Equines: Ramblin' Rose (Running QH), Life's Shadow (Appendix)
    Felines: Nicki (Silver Tabby), Eliza (Maine Coon) and Orion (Calico)
    Canines: Asher (Border Collie/Heeler)

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Oh, Mell those birds are just gorgeous!
    Tiels: Janeeva (Lutino Pied), Rahz (Cinnamon), Peter (Pearl), Micah (Grey), Kiz (Cinnamon Whiteface)
    Budgies: Sprite (Light Green Recessive Pied), Rosella (Violet Opaline)
    Equines: Ramblin' Rose (Running QH), Life's Shadow (Appendix)
    Felines: Nicki (Silver Tabby), Eliza (Maine Coon) and Orion (Calico)
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Those macaws are beautiful! I love the seagreen one, it even looks happy!

    (I've noticed as well that macaw hybrids are not looked down on, how odd.)
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Quote Originally Posted by kito109654 View Post
    Well that's the hybrid, dear.

    The last cockatoo pics I posted were BE2 (bare eyed or corella)

    Cross Galah

    not galah/tiels.


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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Okay, thanks for clearing that up!
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Yeah, macaws are really amazing. I like the milicynths (sp?), the seagreen one. This one is a buffons/B&G macaw.


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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I just don't understand why you would take some of the rarest birds in the world, and dilute the gene-pool like that. Hyacinth just not "unique" enough for you? I personally think it is irresponsible, myself. These are things that most likely would not happen in the wild (why would they, there are and abundance of mates of the same species around) and a simply a bi-product of forcing two species to live together in too close of quarters. Of course they are going to breed, they can't help it!

    I do think they are pretty, and unusual, but should not be bred on purpose.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I am in an area with both galahs and cockatiels, mind you, with the wild flocks around, mostly seen when travelling, doesn't give much time to look for mutations.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    nearly all aussie cockatoo crosses are sterile..
    corella X galah
    corella X sulpher
    galah X sulpher
    MM2 X galah
    MM2 X corella
    MM2 X sulpher

    i have not seen or heard of any black cockatoo X's.. or gang gang X's.
    i have seen pic's of a wild all yellow , yellow tailed black cockatoo.

    ellen :
    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.
    this is true..! normally they are closer to the size of a sulpher and from memory i think they a crest like a MM2 .

    here is a pic of a sulpher X corella ( the bird on the right )
    it is a wild bird, no human interfered in this outcome.. it is a natural hybrid.
    identifying features.. short straight yellow crest, physically smaller than a sulpher and if you look at the eye's there is blue around the eye..





    this is LUCKY.. lucky is a galah X corella



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    Re: Cross-breeding

    So can they only cross if they are in the same family such as cockatiel and cockatoos? SO would it not work with other familied(i have no idea if that is a word) birds such as ringnecks and cockatiels and budgies and lovies?

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Apparently there was an article in an old Bird Talk magazine about a Sun Conure/ Black Headed Caique clutch that lived. They didn't have pics, but said that all the babies were adults and still going strong.
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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I totally agree with SunbirdX, if there are not very many birds avaible why on earth would you waste a breeding opportunity to make a hybrid. It took millions of years for a breed/species to develop, who are we to create a abboration? As pretty as some of them are it's not a good enough reason.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    I think purposeful, human-forced hybrids are generally irresponsible. However, crosses of species that are extremely closely related but result in infertile offspring or offspring that are surgically desexed are forgivable.

    Many birds will accidentally hybridize in the wild (for example the sulphur x corella that Matty posted) or in captivity (the galah x cockatiel). These birds will generally live a close to normal life and pose no threat of diluting the gene pool because they are infertile.

    If you keep many species of birds, it is probably better to keep them separated for the most part to ensure that they don't end up interbreeding. Any babies that do result still deserve the same love, attention and respect afforded to purebred birds.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    Do we actually know if all of these cockatoo crosses are sterile? Has someone done the experiments? I wouldn't be so sure, frankly. Considering you can get fertile hybrids from all of the macaws, and even something as distance as a hooded siskin and a canary, I woudln't be surprised if some of these hybrids were fertile.

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    Re: Cross-breeding

    a musk lorikeet X rainbow lorikeet


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