On 5/16/07, Barb P. wrote:
> On 5/16/07, electra wrote:
> Nice to meet you Miss Electra. Nice to meet ANYBODY possessing at least
> some semblance of a NAME here. All these strong opinions & harsh
> words.......voices of authority......a regulatory board establishing
> prices.....making assumptions & stating them as facts....... All this from
> behind silly pseudonyms. Hiding! Evidently thay're not proud enough (or is
> it, certain enough?) of what they have to say to put their name on it.
> I'm afraid I'm gonna find one of you guys crouched behind a Rhodadendron in
> my garden one of these days! Oh yeah.......the Rhoda's are DEFINITELY HYBRIDS!
> Barb the Old Bird Lady
> and as the lyric goes in SPAMALOT, "I ain't dead yet!"
To make an analogy of dog "mutts" to bird hybrids is absurd!! Dogs are a
species in of itself with different "races" or "breeds" The parrots are of
different species - it's like putting a poodle with a hyena! Yes they are both
canine in the grouping but are of different species. Another example is mating
a horse with a donkey - one way you get a mule the other way an ass - and
aren't they sterile?
Would you put a Macaw with an African Grey? I hope not!! The closest I can
think of to a "mutt" in dog terms is the different colorations of cockatiels
and budgies - but even they are more akin to a white tiger. Naturally
occurring, but in the wild they would be killed and eaten early in life.
To me - the species is the species and should not be tampered with. Why do we
as a species have to "improve" everything nature has given us?