Rosella gender question

Crimson Rosella Hybrid?

Crimson Rosella Hybrid?

Crimson Rosella Hybrid?



how do i know if my two rosella parrots are male or female,and are they the right species for breeding,,i had a bought rosella parrot,i got told he was a boy and he was 7 years old,,,he is green with only a little bit of red on its head,and only a little,,he has blue on the edge of his feathers,the back of his tail feathers are green,,his breast is green,,medium size,,anyway,,i then wanted to get a female for him,as he has allways been on his own,and this guy i know who sells finches and budgies got me a female ,,for £45,,the female has the same blue edge on the wing feathers,but her head id bright red,,she has the same pattern and the male,just different colour,on her back the pattern looks like a flame of fire,and her head is bigger than my males,,she has the same green on the outside of the tail,,the same hight as the male,i done a little digging on the net,,and came across a picture of a crimson hybrid rosella x eastern rosella
my girl looks just like the 1 in that picture,but im not realy sure it is a girl,i think the guy ripped me off,i think he gave me a boy on perpose,well thanks anyway oh i will add a picture of my 2 birds

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Aug 08, 2011
Rosella gender question
by: Linda

I will try be gentle. Do not breed hybrid birds for any reason. You have no idea what kind of problems are found with hybrid birds. You are diluting the gene pool when you do this, and birds can be born with various physical, mental and emotional problems from this kind of breeding.

The other issue, is you sound like you have not done all the work you have to do before breeding or even thinking of breeding. The markets are flooded with parrots who spend lives in misery with neglectful or abusive people. Also, unless you can afford high quality organic pelleted diet and regular trips to an Avian Vet, you should not be breeding. You will also have to learn how to handfeed in case parents can't or won't feed babies.

Breeding cage and nestbox have to be set up correctly. Parents have to be thoroughly examined by an avian vet BEFORE any breeding as any infections they have will be passed onto the babies who will die if not provided avian vet services.

As for sexing the birds, this has to be done with a DNA test at the avian vet's. Birds also have to be two years old at least before breeding as the female will die in egg binding if she tries to lay an egg before this, and I've had it happen, so it can and does happen.

I think you may need to study and learn a lot more before breeding birds. There is a lot of study and expense involved if it is done right, and if it cannot be done right, then please don't do it at all. This is a message for everyone reading this because too many birds' lives are lost because of poorly planned breeding programs just like this one. Know your stuff before you start on something as important as breeding any living creature as their lives are on you if they die.

Linda

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