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What are the parrots that can crossbreed with a indian ringneck?

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Imo you're probably not likely to see as major a visual variety in hybridising these guys as you may with, say, macaws. Maybe if you had a lutino IRN, but for the most part psittacula look very similar.
 

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Imo you're probably not likely to see as major a visual variety in hybridising these guys as you may with, say, macaws. Maybe if you had a lutino IRN, but for the most part psittacula look very similar.
They are basically the same birds that all turned up to a fancy dress party wearing very similar outfits!
 

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I believe most (if not all) Psittacula species can interbreed, but hybrid offspring are often sterile and shorter-lived.
I don't know about sterility... I mean, alex x indian ringneck hybrids are fertile... and african x indian... then again, african and indian are considered same species, separate subspecies. There are likely thousands of alex x IRN hybrids in Australia though because breeders wanted pretty colors in Alexandrines but didn't want to wait for the *natural* mutations to occur.... so they hybridized them.

Imo you're probably not likely to see as major a visual variety in hybridising these guys as you may with, say, macaws. Maybe if you had a lutino IRN, but for the most part psittacula look very similar.
Not even with a lutino!!! *UNLESS* that lutino was a male... then you'd get some lutino hybrid offspring... but a lutino female? Would be no different than pairing with a normal female...




Unless reports say otherwise, I would say that all Psittacula can hybridize, and offspring are *likely* to be healthy, fertile offspring. I could easily be wrong here... there's just not much info out there on these hybrids. Here's an older thread...




As for the hybrid with the red on the wing? Hard to say why that bird has it.... sometimes, hybrids show colors that neither parent species have. A jardines x timneh grey hybrid for example.... an odd looking grey bird with a jardines beak but a striking red rump and "pants"! Neither species are red, let alone a bright red, in those areas!

https://flic.kr/p/GrW8F4
 

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IMO I have never understood why someone would purposely breed to get hybrids.
Transmutation is used (particularly in lovebirds) to bring a specific mutation to another species, then bred back so that it is as close to ¨pure¨ as can be.
All Blue Agapornis Fischeri are a result of someone creating a hybrid. The mutation would not exist in that species without the hybrid bird. There are other mutations in lovebirds that have been created using transmutation.
 

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I can’t understand why people feel the need to change something that was already naturally perfect. I’ve never seen any hybrid or mutation that I think is more spectacular than what nature created, to be honest I find most of these mutations and hybrids much less amazing or appealing than what nature gave us. Humans just mess so many things up :(
 

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Many hybrids that have occurred were accidental in nature... i.e. the first galah x cockatiel, *many* green cheek x sun conure hybrids, likely caique x mini macaw (illigers?), probably some conure x mini macaw hybrids, conure x amazon hybrids, rosella x kakariki, rainbow lorikeet x king parrot, etc...

People weren't aware that these birds could hybridize, but had them in mixed aviaries or simply housed them together and chicks happened...


Of course, we have the people who see these hybrids and then turn around and intentionally hybridize for profit.... some may do so because it's difficult to find the exact species (or subspecies) of the animal that they have....

And yet many, many more were done accidentally... and continue to be hybridized unknowingly. This falls into the subspecies hybrids.... some people are against hybrids but are okay with separate subspecies hybridizing - eclectus parrots being a great example here! Some may be against eclectus subspecies hybrids, but are comletely unaware of the many other species with subspecies that we have already hybridized... some cockatoo and amazon species, green cheek conures, maroon bellied conures, mitred conures, senegals.... many of these birds have subspecies and we've already hybridized them! People either don't care, or they are simply unaware even if they have been breeders for *YEARS*!
 

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This is Cricket. He's a 16-year-old hybrid sun conure / nanday. I did not breed him. His colors are unique. I've seen one of his clutch mates, and she was more of a muddy brown with a little bit of red. He is loud and nippy, slightly nervous, and very independent. Even though they are part of the same genus, I would not create one of these hybrids myself.
 

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This is Cricket. He's a 16-year-old hybrid sun conure / nanday. I did not breed him. His colors are unique. I've seen one of his clutch mates, and she was more of a muddy brown with a little bit of red. He is loud and nippy, slightly nervous, and very independent. Even though they are part of the same genus, I would not create one of these hybrids myself.
I believe people call them “Sundays” (?)
 

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Also, while im not a fan of hybridizing, sometimes it can be used to “jumpstart” a species back to health if they are, for example, driven from their natural habitat by humans, and are going extinct.. so there is a good reason to hybrid, i just dont think it shoud be done by “normal people”
 
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