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Re: What kind of lovebird is this/ Jessica

Posted by KB on 5/23/07
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    Thank you Jessica. I understand now and you are right, they are
    consider suffused I just read that :)
    They sure are pretty though. Everything you said really makes
    sense. Thanks for your input I appreciate it. Sorry to hear about
    your bird, how sad :(
    Thanks again,

    On 5/23/07, Jessica wrote:
    > KB,
    > The second picture that you found is NOT a Danish redino (I know
    > it is labeled as such). And the one you found in orange is also
    > not a Danish redino. These birds are a different coloration and
    > are called "suffused" or "red suffused" birds.
    > Whether a "suffused" bird is red or orange in color dependson the
    > color of the face. I did, unfortunately, once have an orange-
    > faced lutino hen that turned into a suffused bird. Her body
    > changed to mostly orange instead of yellow as a lutino should be.
    > The thing about suffused or red suffused birds is that this is
    > a "mutation" that is not really well understood. There has not
    > yet been a genetic link found for it, as breeding them does not
    > produce the percentage of offspring in the same color as one would
    > expect with either a dominant, recessive, sex-linked, or co-
    > dominant trait would (all of the known mutations are passed down
    > in one of these ways). There is a lot of speculation about
    > whether or not these birds are sick in some way. Liver failure is
    > one of the primary concerns with suffused birds. Certain types of
    > liver disorders will change the pigments of the feathers (as they
    > will the skin pigments of a human -- ie. jaundice turns the skin
    > tone a yellowish color).
    > It does appear as though a suffused parent bird does have a higher
    > percentage of suffused babies than a bird in the regular
    > population (the occurance of this is still very low), however this
    > would make sense if it were a genetic liver (or other type of
    > physical) disorder and not just a color mutation.
    > Lutinos seem to be more susceptible than non-lutino birds. I
    > don't know why, but that's what I've gathered from other prominent
    > breeders.
    > My orange suffused lutino hen actually ended up being diagnosed by
    > my vet with diabetes. She lived for several months after the
    > diagnosis on medications, but eventually died. :(
    > On 5/22/07, KB wrote:
    >> I spoke to soon Jessica, here is a link to view a similar bird.
    >> So pretty.
    >> KB
    >> On 5/22/07, KB wrote:
    >>> Thank you so much Jessica. I totally appreciate it. Boy its
    >>> too bad it was the only of its kind, it was so beautiful! I
    >>> looked up rare mutations and saw two birds, one was red and the
    >>> other was orange, but I forget what they called it. However
    >>> they were nothing close to this bird. If I find I will post
    >>> the link.
    >>> Again thanks for the info :)
    >>> KB
    >>> On 5/22/07, Jessica wrote:
    >>>> KB,
    >>>> I have this book at home and looked in it for you. This is
    >>>> a color mutation of the peach-faced lovebird. The author of
    >>>> the Colored Atlas of Lovebirds calls this mutation
    >>>> the "Danish redino." According to her, the pictured bird
    >>>> was hatched from a pair of lutino lovebirds in an aviary in
    >>>> Denmark in 1990. It is the only one that has ever been
    >>>> hatched and it died before it was old enough to breed and
    >>>> pass this mutation on to any offspring. Therefore, there
    >>>> are no others in existence.
    >>>> Jessica
    >>>> On 5/20/07, KB wrote:
    >>>>> Anybody know what kind of Lovebird this is?
    >>>>> Thanks!
    >>>>> KB
    >>>>> ebeadsA/