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  • Abakan (2223 posts)
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    Haikugal here are your babies…

    Cute aren’t they?

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  • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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    1. Oh, be still my heart!

    They look like they’re going to be blue…do you leave them with their parents or hand raise them?

    Thank you!!!

    :hug:

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    • Abakan (2223 posts)
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      3. I just pulled them out of the nest boxes…

      I will hand feed them from now on. I left them in the box longer than usual

      so I can skip the every three hour feedings and go to four hours. This way I’m

      not so house bound. They are all going to be blue.

      I’m going to try to get the parents to double clutch this year, I really want a color

      mutation like Luna.

       
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      • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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        5. Could you post Luna's pic again…I know it used to be your avatar..

        I’ll look on your profile page…

        Do the parents mourn their babies when you take them? Do the parents know you have them and continue to show interest? I’m asking because they are such intelligent birds.

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        • Abakan (2223 posts)
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          6. I don't think they mourn their babies.

          They are intelligent but I think they are wired to feed open mouths

          when they see them and to sit on them to keep them warm. I think

          it is all instinct with little or no emotion involved.

          Luna

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          • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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            7. That makes sense Abakan.

            Luna was a rare bird…is her coloring the result of known pairings or are you having to experiment? My first horse was an Appy with all four color genes..she was a lineback buckskin, palomino with silver dollar spots on a white blanket…black points…

            Color is fascinating.

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            • Abakan (2223 posts)
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              8. Luna was what is known as a clear head, clear tail.

              She had a white head and a white tail the rest was a sky blue.

              For two years her parents had one in each clutch. This year all blues.

              I don’t know what the one who died in the shell would have been.

              My plan was to breed her with Rio, my plans have changed

              since now if I can’t get the parents to double clutch this year

              it would be at least three years before I could make that pairing.

              I’m not sure I will be breeding birds in three years.

               
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              • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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                9. I hope you're successful in your efforts at double clutching Abakan.

                :hug:

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          • Lord Thomas (876 posts)
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            12. What a beautiful companion.

            I have an African Grey, a Red Lord, 2 dogs and 8 cats.

            The Only Consistent Thing in Life is Change.

  • NVBirdlady (3774 posts)
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    2. Adorable!!!!! How old are they?

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    • Abakan (2223 posts)
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      4. They are about 2 weeks and 4 days

      Some hatched a little later but they all are about 2 weeks.

       
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      • NVBirdlady (3774 posts)
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        10. I can't wait to see photos of the babies as they grow older.

        Luna was gorgeous. Very unusual coloring. I hope you get one close to her coloring.

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        • Haikugal (4658 posts)
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          11. Me too NVBirdlady..I love watching the progress of Abakan's babies.

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