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
If I can offer my opinion. It depends on what your
intentions are when breeding. Do you want a more family
oriented bird (Timneh) or do you want a one person bird
(Congo)? There truly is no difference other than coloring
and minimal size. They both have the same speaking
capability. Personally I myself and friends of mine have
Congos, but prefer to have the Timnehs due to the more
family orientedness of these birds.
Our birds are from Rescue situations, so had no preference
in the matter when acquiring them, but still prefer Timnehs
over the Congos. Many people we have talked to about the
Congos also prefer Timnehs.
Congos have somewhat nasty attitudes towards others than the
person they have bonded with. Timnehs are easier going.
If I had my choice in Breeding, Timnehs would be my choice.
Yes, they don't bring as much as the Congos, but sometimes
personality / compatability outweighs the almighty dollar.
Just my opinion once again.