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Re: Lovebird Mules

Posted by Kelly on 9/27/06
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    On 9/26/06, Clyve wrote:
    > They are not mules. They are hybrids. Frowned upon by
    > those who appreciate pure bloodlines, and are against
    > creating new mutations. Mainly because the lines are muddied
    > and color combinations not as striking on the norm.
    > However, it's happened in natural as well as controlled
    > environments for many years. Nobody has proven that these
    > combinations are not able to produce their own offspring.
    > Masked and Fischers have been put together by many.
    > What do you plan to do with the babies? Will you continue to
    > allow them to colonize and breed with the rest?

    We will keep them together as long as the babies are happy and
    healthy. Not nervous and skittish. We will probably give them
    to good homes, or if we can sell them, we will, but we will tell
    the new owners what their parents were. So, will my yellow
    masked that is mating with a peachface produce mules, or
    hybrids? Other than mules being steril, what's the difference
    between the two? We also have a Blue masked mating with a
    Fischer. Should that be OK? What would be the best matches if
    we switch them up? Our males are the Peachface, Blue Masked,
    and a Fischer. Our females are the Lutino, Yellow masked, and a
    fischer. Btw, we tried to get the 2 Fischers together, but they
    don't seem to like eachother! Thanks alot for your input. Tara
    at told me our babies were mules, so hearing from
    you brightened my day!