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Post: Feather Mutilation Genetically Inherited

Posted by Rocko's Mom on 3/07/06

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    In 1995 when I purchased my Moluccan my breeder talked
    about selective breeding and how he selected against
    aggression and feather mutilation. I cannot believe it took
    12 years for that to be scientifically verified.

    ----"This is exciting because with the strong heritability
    of feather picking that we found, it might be possible to
    breed parrots that don't have the propensity to develop
    this behavior."-----

    After reading this article, I am so glad my breeder was
    knowledgeable enough to think outside the box and go
    against the norm.


http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html4ever/2005/051221.Garner.parrots.html



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  • Feather Mutilation Genetically Inherited, 3/07/06, by Rocko's Mom.
  • Re: Feather Mutilation Genetically Inherited, 3/07/06, by paul.