I agree with you 150%. You are totally right, you and Greylady.
Whats soooo wrong with keeping the species the same???????? Hello.
People are so friggen greedy and yet there are so many poor poor
birds out there who are getting abused or who aren't appreciated.
So damn sad
On 5/13/07, Don't Get Ripped Off wrote:
> GreyLady, You make a VERY Good point!
> One vendor, in the past year or so, just one, has poisoned the
> market with absurb claims and trumped up prices, not on even
> pretty, but ordinary and even HOMELY hybrid macaws! Before them,
> this wasn't particularly an issue as the average prices of tame,
> weaned baby hybrid macaws were as follows, starting at the bottom
> of the heap of desirability:
> Miligold - (garbage hybrid macaws) $700 to $750
> Calico - (garbage right down there with Miligolds) $750 to $800.
> Shamrock - (nasty & nippy - the worst of both species) $850 to $900
> 2nd generation of any of the above - not worth a dime more
> Harlequin (better temperment then the 3 above) $1,000
> Catalina - $1,000 to $1,200
> Ruby - $1,000 to $1,200
> Verde - $1,000 to $1,200
> Milihy - $1,000 to $1,200
> 2nd Generation
> Camelot (red) $1,000 to $1,200
> Camelot (orange) $1,500
> Camelot (yellow) $1,800 to $2500 (yellow color affects price)
> Rubalina - overpriced no matter what
> Catalina - $1200
> 3rd Generation:
> Capri - color depends on color of parents - same as Camelots
> Same goes for the rest.
> the risk you take is putting a 2nd generation back to a pure
> species and having the offspring turn out looking like the species
> they were bred back to. This is WRONG!
> Have Fun!
> Gotta Run
> On 5/13/07, GreyLady wrote:
>> The difference here is it can
>> be big money for the irresponsible, low life, money grubbing
>> breeders who do. There is still no long term study into how this
>> kind of mixing might affect health and behavior, down the line.
>> I also think it's irresponsible to allow these breeders to make
>> money from this practice. The the demand for them would dry up,
>> there would be no reason for them to continue doing it. And it
>> gets even worse. There are breeders who are breeding hybrids.
>> These are not people who care one whit about anything beyond
>> lining their pockets.