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    What type of conure is this?

    I was originally told Green Cheek, but the tail doesn't look maroon by the pictures, and it has that red around the nares... Maroon Bellied? Gosh. I'm stumped! Perhaps just a GCC mutation of some kind?









    (BTW, not my bird, a friends... just not sure what it is)

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    I think it's a GCC X Black Capped hybrid. It's very cute, but you are right, it looks nothing like any of the pure blood conures.... Well, maybe it's a Maroon Belly? But it doesn't look like any I have seen before....
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Oh wow that is beautiful.
    Hatori has the red above the nose like that.

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Looks like a hybrid to me too, I wish people wouldn't do that...


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    It could be a brown throated conure but I think they are brighter so it maybe a hybird between a brown throated and green cheeked. Or it might be something different.

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Whats wrong with hybrids? Not being mean just curious.


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    I found an image doing an image search and it looks similar to that bird but it has a red tail and a bit more red on the front they are claiming its a yellow sided I believe... http://image04.webshots.com/4/9/29/6...6iJauRL_ph.jpg

    People don't like hybridising because it creates "impure" blood lines and "corrupts" the gene pool...essentially creating a different species. There are chances that the offspring have failures internally and apparently heightens the risk of deformities(haven't found research confirming that so I'm saying apparently) and can cause "mule" or infertile offspring.

    It has been done widely through different species to get species that we have today some canaries where crossed with finch to get what is today the yellow canary, pigeons are essentially a man made bird as they where purposely hybridised from rock doves with other doves species to get what we currently have as the common pigeon, lovies were hybridised to get different mutations generations ago...but on the whole its taboo and seems to be a touchy subject for some overzealous people.

    I hope that doesn't sound like I'm snapping or anything Im not, its a subject which I think people should educated not condemned as they tend to be.

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Oh I see. Thanks for explaining that! (not sarcasm I'm being serious)


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    No problem at all, I'm sure there are reasons I missed so someone will probably add some more info.

    LOL Nikko is my pigeons name, you name thief!

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    AHHHHH! I am not! lol. actually Nikko is the name of my favorite character in a series I read. haha. I'm glad you have a pigeon named nikko. Idk why but it made me smile haha.


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Because a lot of the time (most of the time) it's done with either no thought or it's done only taking looks into consideration. A good example of breeding like that is the English Budgie, half the lifespan of the 'American'. Due to poor breeding, breeding that was only done for looks.

    So it's generally done for looks, without regard to the health of the new bloodline you are creating.


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Give me your good old fashion native aussie budgie anyday I think they are cuter but then they are smaller .

    Just a question about Gccs are they meant to have the red above the nose? Hatori does but Hana doesn't one of the many differences between them.

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    No generally they don't have the red. At least not that I am aware of

    Not sure what it means though. Because I used to have a GCC who had orange feathers on his shoulders, which is not a standard GCC thing.


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    I think he is very cute, regardless of his mutation.

    I didn't know that hybridising (sp?) was bad. It does make sense though. It's the same reason certain dogs don't live as long and are known for having certain diseases ans whatnot.


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    No generally they don't have the red. At least not that I am aware of

    Not sure what it means though. Because I used to have a GCC who had orange feathers on his shoulders, which is not a standard GCC thing.
    Hmm Im going to have a look at some other pics and see if I can find one that does as well...Hana has black spots on her wings though I have seen that before.

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