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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by BareFootAviary View Post
    I think it's a GCC X Black Capped hybrid. It's very cute...
    That's what I thought, too. The markings on the head look SO much like a black-capped.

    I don't think that it looks like a YS GCC or brown-throated. It doesn't look like any of the maroon-bellieds that I've seen, either.

    Definitely a cutie, though.
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda85 View Post
    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.

    My new YS babe does.... Dad is a Normal/YS/ Cinn split and Momma is YS. The only pics I have are blurry (from the breeder).... but it's def. ossible:




    You can see the red and yellow around his eyes here





    Check out all that red even around his beak!





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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    The red on your ys will fade with molting. It is normal to have that much, just don't get to attached to it.
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    actually they are breeding yellow sided and pineapples to have more red on them. my friend has a pineapple that has gotten redder with age. so they do not all lose it
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Maybe a cross of a pearly conure and something else?

    Although, reading the description, my GCC Dee Dee looks more like a pearly conure than a standard GCC. She has so much blue on her, I just never thought about it.

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Holli View Post
    The red on your ys will fade with molting. It is normal to have that much, just don't get to attached to it.
    Odd, we looked through so very many breeders and not a one had this much red, we even tried googling after finding this one, and though some have a really light dusting of red, we have yet to find more than just a very few with that rich vibrant red at 8 weeks that extends up right over the top of the beak.

    All that being said, in all honesty the color really isn't important to us, it's the personality as we are not breeding we're just adding to our family

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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    im against hybridising. but then im against most types of breeding heh.

    hybridising usually involves the crossing of 2 species, or subspecies, like hillari said, to get a pretty outcome, or to be just plain nosey and muck around with nature. you get left with an intermediate offspring that is half way between the 2 parental types. the offspring may be infertile due to chromosomal differences between the 2 parental species. this often leaves the offspring confused around mating season... what to do when you are half and half... and really cant do anything coz your gametes dont form

    hybrids arent meant to be in nature, there are a number of ways inwhich they are favoured against, the ones that go full term are the unlucky ones i have to say.

    hybrids are not strong then parental species, and are essentially useless, they screw up genes for others if they can breed, they are locked into a world of confusion if they cant.

    i wont deny that they are cute, but i think all animals are cute... and irreguardless, its not the offsprings fault that some selfish human brought them into existance.

    on a side note, even I, with little knowledge of conures think that that is a hybrid, agree that is is most likely black capped and GC


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by mserin View Post
    Odd, we looked through so very many breeders and not a one had this much red, we even tried googling after finding this one, and though some have a really light dusting of red, we have yet to find more than just a very few with that rich vibrant red at 8 weeks that extends up right over the top of the beak.

    All that being said, in all honesty the color really isn't important to us, it's the personality as we are not breeding we're just adding to our family

    Take a look at this breeder. She has the red-yellow sides. And your right - not all loose the red, some are bred that way. My yellow side was almost all red until she molted. She has so much red - I was worried something was wrong with her.

    http://www.pamperedpeeps.com/yellowsidedgcc.htm
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    cant it be said that pretty much all the green cheeks kept as pets are hybrids though. there are several subspecies of green cheek conure and in the 70s and early 80s they were bred seperately. but not anymore. meaning that the gcc we have today are crosses of several subspecies. (well at least most are). not trying to condone hybrids just throwing this info out there
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    here are the five subspecies.
    Green-cheeked* - 5 subspecies
    Pyrrhura m. molinae (Green-cheeked Conure)
    Pyrrhura m. australis (Argentina Conure)
    Pyrrhura m. phoenicura (Crimson-tailed Conure)
    Pyrrhura m. hypoxantha (Sordid conure; [Yellow-sided Conure mutation])
    Pyrrhura m. restricta (Santa Cruz Conure)
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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Holli View Post
    Take a look at this breeder. She has the red-yellow sides. And your right - not all loose the red, some are bred that way. My yellow side was almost all red until she molted. She has so much red - I was worried something was wrong with her.

    http://www.pamperedpeeps.com/yellowsidedgcc.htm
    Yeah her's are red, now google it LOL..... I would thinbk her's are red factor though as I said color really isn't inportant to us

    Here is a pic of one of her parents I'm pretty confident she'll keep the red as both the parents seem to have it in abundance


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    Re: What type of conure is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by javi View Post
    cant it be said that pretty much all the green cheeks kept as pets are hybrids though. there are several subspecies of green cheek conure and in the 70s and early 80s they were bred seperately. but not anymore. meaning that the gcc we have today are crosses of several subspecies. (well at least most are). not trying to condone hybrids just throwing this info out there
    I've also red that green-cheeks and maroon-bellieds were often hybridized accidentally due to misidentification.
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