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Turquoise and purple ringneck?

Discussion in 'Ringneck and other Keet Street' started by Midna, 3/27/18.

  1. Midna

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    Saria is molting and I've noticed that she has a little purple around her crop and on her head. Is this a thing? Once she finishes her nap I'll post a picture.
     
  2. Midna

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    She kept moving around so the picture isn't a great quality. You can kind of see it around her crop.
     

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  3. tka

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    How old is Saria, and is she DNA tested? The reason I ask is because that looks a little like a ring coming through - young birds and adult females don't have them. Males only develop the ring as adults. Having said that, I don't have ringnecks myself and have only met feral ones, so may be completely off!
     
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    She's a year old and was tested before I got her, usually females get very light rings.
     
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    No knowledge here but just wanted to say she is goooorgeous!
     
  6. Denice

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    I have noticed some color variations after molting a few different colors. They seem to even out later.
     
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    No ringneck experience so I can't help out but she is a beautiful bird.
     
  8. cassiesdad

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    Quite correct.

    I've seen female ringnecks with very delicate ring coloring...very beautiful, in a understated way. This could be what you're seeing with Saria...

    And yes, she's beautiful...:)
     

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