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Re: Beautiful Baby Camelot Macaw

Posted by Victoria Johnson on 7/14/10
(34) Comments

    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.

    What makes you say the miligold Macaws are garbage Macaws have you
    ever owned one?? I have B&G Macaws and I find them all beautiful no
    bird is a garbage bird