Thank you Jessica. I understand now and you are right, they are
consider suffused I just read that :)
They sure are pretty though. Everything you said really makes
sense. Thanks for your input I appreciate it. Sorry to hear about
your bird, how sad :(
On 5/23/07, Jessica wrote:
> The second picture that you found is NOT a Danish redino (I know
> it is labeled as such). And the one you found in orange is also
> not a Danish redino. These birds are a different coloration and
> are called "suffused" or "red suffused" birds.
> Whether a "suffused" bird is red or orange in color dependson the
> color of the face. I did, unfortunately, once have an orange-
> faced lutino hen that turned into a suffused bird. Her body
> changed to mostly orange instead of yellow as a lutino should be.
> The thing about suffused or red suffused birds is that this is
> a "mutation" that is not really well understood. There has not
> yet been a genetic link found for it, as breeding them does not
> produce the percentage of offspring in the same color as one would
> expect with either a dominant, recessive, sex-linked, or co-
> dominant trait would (all of the known mutations are passed down
> in one of these ways). There is a lot of speculation about
> whether or not these birds are sick in some way. Liver failure is
> one of the primary concerns with suffused birds. Certain types of
> liver disorders will change the pigments of the feathers (as they
> will the skin pigments of a human -- ie. jaundice turns the skin
> tone a yellowish color).
> It does appear as though a suffused parent bird does have a higher
> percentage of suffused babies than a bird in the regular
> population (the occurance of this is still very low), however this
> would make sense if it were a genetic liver (or other type of
> physical) disorder and not just a color mutation.
> Lutinos seem to be more susceptible than non-lutino birds. I
> don't know why, but that's what I've gathered from other prominent
> My orange suffused lutino hen actually ended up being diagnosed by
> my vet with diabetes. She lived for several months after the
> diagnosis on medications, but eventually died. :(
> On 5/22/07, KB wrote:
>> I spoke to soon Jessica, here is a link to view a similar bird.
>> So pretty.
>> On 5/22/07, KB wrote:
>>> Thank you so much Jessica. I totally appreciate it. Boy its
>>> too bad it was the only of its kind, it was so beautiful! I
>>> looked up rare mutations and saw two birds, one was red and the
>>> other was orange, but I forget what they called it. However
>>> they were nothing close to this bird. If I find I will post
>>> the link.
>>> Again thanks for the info :)
>>> On 5/22/07, Jessica wrote:
>>>> I have this book at home and looked in it for you. This is
>>>> a color mutation of the peach-faced lovebird. The author of
>>>> the Colored Atlas of Lovebirds calls this mutation
>>>> the "Danish redino." According to her, the pictured bird
>>>> was hatched from a pair of lutino lovebirds in an aviary in
>>>> Denmark in 1990. It is the only one that has ever been
>>>> hatched and it died before it was old enough to breed and
>>>> pass this mutation on to any offspring. Therefore, there
>>>> are no others in existence.
>>>> On 5/20/07, KB wrote:
>>>>> Anybody know what kind of Lovebird this is?