Re: Beautiful Baby Camelot Macaw
Posted by Victoria Johnson on 7/14/10
On 5/15/07, To Don't Get Ripped Off wrote:
> I agree with you 150&37;. You are totally right, you and Greylady.
> Whats soooo wrong with keeping the species the same???????? Hello.
> People are so friggen greedy and yet there are so many poor poor
> birds out there who are getting abused or who aren't appreciated.
> So damn sad
> On 5/13/07, Don't Get Ripped Off wrote:
>> 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.