Re: cherry headed/peach front conure
Posted by Denise on 7/19/10
I agree with GreenLady - I would be very surprised to hear
that the eggs are fertile. Many, many hens will lay eggs even
without the benefit of a male anywhere close by.
As for creating hybrids, most people do this out of
convenience or laziness, without a thought to the rarity of
all these little birds. It has been predicted that the
majority of conures will disappear from the US within 20 years
if people do not make a concerted effort to breed the harder
to find Aratinga and Pyrrhura conures. Same thing goes with a
lot of the larger parrots.
People need to understand that not all handfed baby parrots
turn into good breeding stock. Congo greys and cockatoos are
just a few of these. Will breeders make the effort to
raise "parent-raised" birds to see that some species don't
If your little peachy is the hen, then you should RUN and find
a male (which is the easiest of the two to find by far!) and
allow them to set up household.