Re: funny coloring-Linda C. per Michael's suggestion
Posted by Kristen on 12/14/05
I'll try to get a good pic of him.
Thanks for telling me about the re-direction of the posts...i
was thinking I mighta gone a little crazy!
Kiwi is getting a much better diet than she's been use too. And
the yellow is VIBRANT! It's beautiful.
She was missing quite a few feathers when I got her so maybe
I'm just now noticing them cuz' they're just now growing back
Anyways it's definetly a mutation of some sort, I couldn't find
a similar pic online.
On 12/14/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 12/14/05, Kristen wrote:
>> *Accidentally posted this on poicephalus board the other
>> night...i guess it was really late*
>> I have a new member of my family, an adorable elderly
>> quaker. Out of all the birds I have, I've never had a
>> quaker before so by default, I don't know tooo much abou
>> tthem. I want to know if you guys think the coloring is
>> weird. I think it's a mutation, just not sure if the
>> mutation has a name...
>> Kiwi (quaker) has the regular quaker green, bright blue
>> flight feathers and a bright yellow tail?
>> Has anyone ever heard of this?
>> Thanks for the responses in advance.
> First of all, you probably did post it on the Quaker Board,
> but the posts were being directed to the Poicephalus Board.
> Bob fixed it yesterday. So you weren't imagining it!
> I don't have Quakers since they are illegal where I live.
> Although as a kid I had one and did buy it from the pet
> store. The law changed many years later.
> Some times in other species of birds, unusually colored
> feathers don't necessarily indicate a "different" mutation,
> but rather a fluke within the mutation.
> Some would tell you that this migh indicate a "pied" gene.
> It could also indicate a vitamin deficiency during a moult
> and the feathers colored differently than the accepted norm
> for that mutation.
> There's probably many reasons and hopefully someone with
> Quaker experience will come along.
> Put a "Subject" out for Linda C. She has Quakers and used to
> breed them before her retirement.
> Can you post a photo of this guy?
> Michael L