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Re: Is this bird a Catalina or a Scarlet?

Posted by Tim on 11/23/08
(4) Comments

    On 11/20/08, Darrel wrote:
    > Good chance the bird could be a multi-generation catalina, or
    > camelot (catalina bred back to a scarlet). Telling tale of
    > wether its full scarlet or not are if it has facial feathers.
    > Scarlets do NOT, hybrids usually will.

    > Actually scarlets do have facial feathers, they are white and
    not noticable like blue n golds or greenwings.

    > On 11/09/08, Judy wrote:
    >> On 9/04/08, Jennifer wrote:
    >>> I bought a macaw from a lady who knows nothing about
    >> birds.
    >>> what I was told is that he is a Catalina Macaw who is
    >>> almost 2 years old. I don't think this bird is a Catalina
    >> I
    >>> think the bird is a scarlet. His name is Bubba. Here are
    >>> some weird little markings he has. His head is red but on
    >>> his neck he has little yellow tips on his feathers. The
    >>> tips of his wings are red with yellow bands around his
    >>> wings and are tiped with green then light blue and dark
    >>> blue. I am not really sure if this bird is a catalina or a
    >>> scarlet with different markings. Could it maybe be a Ruby
    >>> macaw?? I will post some pictures later.
    >> Hi Jennifer;
    >> If you go to this site:
    >> It is a macaw chat - and - if you post your picture on
    >> there - there will be many that will welcome your post as
    >> well as help you in distinguishing what breed of Macaw you
    >> have.
    >> Looking forward to seeing your post & picture of your baby
    >> real soon. Remember scarlet's don't have any red feathers on
    >> their face. As a matter of fact it looks like they don't
    >> have any hair on their face.
    >> Judy