On 4/09/05, Phillip wrote:
> Thank you Michael for the picture. I still have a few of
> questions. 1) What color are the eyes of a Baby RB before they
> turn red/orange? Are the eyes the same color of the Senegal's?
> 2) What about the color pattern of the RB as compared to the
> Senegal's? Does Senegal lose the V-pattern of the yellow/orange
> on it's chest and then look like a RB's? I am new to these to
> the RB and Senegal so bare with me, I just want to learn more
> about the differences so I can tell one from the other before
> buying. Thanks again.
This is a picture of an eight week old Red Bellied. I think you
can see the eye color?
The Senegal does not lose the V-pattern as it matures. The Red
Bellied does not have a v-formation on the body but a generalized
wash of orange if it's a male, and very little orange, if any, if
it's a hen.
I can tell you this...there is absolutely no mistaking a young RB
from a Senegal. They are distinctly different birds no matter how
young they are. Senegals have green feathers on the head and body,
whereas the RB has a slate gray coloring.
Maybe I don't understand you? Is there some doubt as to two birds
that you are looking to buy as far as identity?