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Re: Beautiful Baby Camelot Macaw

Posted by Don't Get Ripped Off on 5/13/07
(34) Comments

    GreyLady, You make a VERY Good point!
    One vendor, in the past year or so, just one, has poisoned the
    market with absurb claims and trumped up prices, not on even
    pretty, but ordinary and even HOMELY hybrid macaws! Before them,
    this wasn't particularly an issue as the average prices of tame,
    weaned baby hybrid macaws were as follows, starting at the bottom
    of the heap of desirability:
    Miligold - (garbage hybrid macaws) $700 to $750
    Calico - (garbage right down there with Miligolds) $750 to $800.
    Shamrock - (nasty & nippy - the worst of both species) $850 to $900
    2nd generation of any of the above - not worth a dime more
    Harlequin (better temperment then the 3 above) $1,000
    Catalina - $1,000 to $1,200
    Ruby - $1,000 to $1,200
    Verde - $1,000 to $1,200
    Milihy - $1,000 to $1,200

    2nd Generation
    Camelot (red) $1,000 to $1,200
    Camelot (orange) $1,500
    Camelot (yellow) $1,800 to $2500 (yellow color affects price)
    Rubalina - overpriced no matter what
    Catalina - $1200

    3rd Generation:
    Capri - color depends on color of parents - same as Camelots
    Same goes for the rest.
    the risk you take is putting a 2nd generation back to a pure
    species and having the offspring turn out looking like the species
    they were bred back to. This is WRONG!

    Have Fun!
    Gotta Run

    On 5/13/07, GreyLady wrote:
    > The difference here is it can
    > be big money for the irresponsible, low life, money grubbing
    > breeders who do. There is still no long term study into how this
    > kind of mixing might affect health and behavior, down the line.
    > I also think it's irresponsible to allow these breeders to make
    > money from this practice. The the demand for them would dry up,
    > there would be no reason for them to continue doing it. And it
    > gets even worse. There are breeders who are breeding hybrids.
    > These are not people who care one whit about anything beyond
    > lining their pockets.