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Alexandrine neck ring

Discussion in 'Other Parrot Lane' started by KatieON, 12/31/18.

  1. KatieON

    KatieON Checking out the neighborhood

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    8CFD4B9A-B1B6-4F36-A13A-27F6263A0698.jpeg Hi all, looking for opinions.... I have this alexandrine. Not sure of age, but eyes and colour of beak indicate a young bird. Check out the neck ring though. Could a neck ring this dark be a shadow? Or the start of a real neck ring? What do you think?
     
  2. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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  3. sunnysmom

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    I'm afraid I don't know but he's really cute. :)
     
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    Probably a shadow ring, which young females and males can get.
     
  5. zoo mom

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    I don't know anything about Alexandrines. But I do know cute. That is one cute bird.
     
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  6. Les charlson

    Les charlson Meeting neighbors

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    Hi. How long have you had your bird? What diet is it on as that does make a difference to their feather colour I have found. I blew the pic up and it does look like the start of a ring although I have one who looks like this and is almost 3 yrs. He also has a couple of pink and black feathers now so his ring is finally coming in. I also have a baby with a shadow like yours, but is DNA male. As Monica said it could be a shadow depending on the age. Are those dark feathers on his cheek black or is it just the lighting?
     
  7. KatieON

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    He (she?) was predominantly on a seed diet at the pet store, not sure about before that. Since I have had him/her pellets, fresh fruit and vegetables with occasional seeds and nuts as treats only. I also give him/her boiled egg. Feathers have been brightening - has been molting around the head. No black feathers on cheeks only black and dark/grey in the ring. The darker spots in the cheeks are more grey - I think it is the fluffy underfeather showing through. No DNA testing where I live so it’s a guessing game really.
     
  8. KatieON

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    The little tufty bits across his beak and eyes are black though.
     

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