can you breed a severe macaw and a yellow collard macaw togather?

by jerry
(midland,tx)

just wondering if you can breed a severe macaw and a yellow collard macaw?

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Sep 27, 2010
Incest?
by: Debi

my friend is breeding brother to sister is that normal?

Editor's note: This is a terrible idea. You need to post your question as a new question under Parrot Questions so others can answer YOUR question.

May 20, 2010
breeding hybrid birds
by: The Avian Vet

Probably, but why would anyone want to? Hybrids are a bad thing. They should not be produced.

Dr B

May 20, 2010
can you breed a severe macaw and a yellow collard macaw togather?
by: Linda

Good Morning and thanks for writing. NO, YOU CANNOT BREED THOSE TWO TOGETHER. I don't know whether physically you can or not, but ethically, you must NEVER, EVER, EVER mix up the species in this manner. I KNOW you've seen hybrid Macaws, and thought "how unique is that", and what you are really seeing is the downfall of a perfectly good gene pool. The more hybrids bred the more hybrids will be used in breeding, and the genetic material for all species of Macaw get progressively weaker and weaker.

What has already started happening is the birds are born with weaker physical bodies, immune systems, and the ability to recover from or fight off illness. As this irresponsible breeding continues, it will get worse and worse. THIS IS NOT WAHT NATURE EVER INTENDED FOR THESE OR ANY OTHER SPECIES OF BIRD. They were each supposed to be what they are and serve a specific function in the wild in whatever regions and countries they lived in. Now, with everybody and their brother and sister breeding birds, it is becoming a horror show of how little work people are actually doing BEFORE breeding ANY birds much less hybrids.ANYBODY CAN BREED BIRDS, BUT ONLY A FEW CAN DO IT RESPONSIBLY!

I suggest you do some serious study on the consequences of irresponsible breeding in birds, dogs, cats, horses--any animal you can think of. With the birds, their temperaments will also be effected by hybridization. Most people like you and I should NOT BREED ANY PARROTS IN THE FIRST PLACE. So it follows that you and I definately should NOT BREED ANY HYBRIDS as this is adding to the already serious parrot overpopulation problem. You have no possible idea how many of these birds are in abusive and neglectful homes. People get them, breed them and they are sometimes moved over 10 times in their lives. A number of these homes aren't fit for an animal or child to live in, yet the senseless breeding goes on. We've seen it with the dogs and cats for years and years. Now and for a long time, it is also happening with the birds. The birds live so much longer which means many more years of suffering alone and in agony behind closed doors all over the US.

PLEASE ENJOY YOUR BIRDS AND TAKE A GOOD LONG LOOK AT FORGETTING ALL ABOUT BREEDING IN GENERAL AND HYBRIDS SPECIFICALLY. Be part of the solution, not part of the worsening problem for these birds.

Linda

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