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Re: breeding greys

Posted by Lisa on 9/10/07
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    On 9/10/07, Miriam wrote:
    > On 9/10/07, Lisa wrote:
    >> does anyone know if there is a higher demand for congos or
    >> timnehs? I know congos are slightly superior and cost a
    >> little more than timnehs, I'm trying to decide which one
    >> to begin breeding with. thx
    >
    >
    > Lisa, I can tell you are inexperienced when you make a
    > comment saying that Congos are superior to the Timneh.
    > As a breeder of both of these birds I can ASSURE you that
    the
    > Congo is in no way superior to the Timneh. They are just
    two
    > different sub species and BOTH have their redeeming
    qualities.
    > I can tell you this, and this is only my opinion, the Timneh
    > is far less neurotic than the Congo.
    >
    > If this is your first attempt at breeding any bird, I would
    > tell you that you are in for the ride of your life. Greys
    > are not "starter" birds when it comes to breeding.

    Superior can also refer to the size, or in this case, the
    coloring of the bird as well. Everywhere I have read, and from
    personal experience, the Congos are generally larger than the
    timnehs. Aditionally, timnehs, are generally darker than the
    Congos, and do not have bright red tails. Yes, I could have
    worded it differently if I wanted to, but please do not my
    judge my breeding skills based on your synonym-knowing skills,
    thanks!
    Any answers pertaining directly to my original question
    would be greatly appreciated! thx