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What Kind of Bird Am I?

What Kind of Bird


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EarthToEcho

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My bird Echo was sold to me as a Jenday Conure, but as a couple people have pointed out, he doesn't completely look like one. He's ten months old, so he's not completely at his full colors, but he's close. I worked at Petsmart, which is where I met him, and though we sold him as a Jenday, he was listed as a "Fancy Conure", which makes he think he might be a hybrid? At the end of the day it isn't too big of a deal, since Echo is Echo either way, I would just like to know.
I'll include pictures below.
I'm not sure if it matters, but he likes to hang by one foot upside down, roll onto his back, is super cuddly, and (of course) super loud image.jpeg
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What do you guys think? Jenday, Sun, or Sunday? Poll at the bottom
 

Reggie

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He looks to me like either a Sunburst or Sunday conure (the hybrid between a Sun and a Jenday). I see a lot of these kinds of birds floating through the pet store that I buy supplies from. Either way he's so gorgeous! I've always loved the coloring of the sun/jenday conures! Their little orange eye circles kill me, lol.
 

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A pure jenday *should* have completely green wings, a yellow head (not all do... questionable heritage!) and a redder stomach.

There is no "waiting for adult coloration" here, he wasn't born with 100% (or near 100%) green wings, he's not a jenday! :) (some hybrids are born with completely green wings, but the other jenday traits are also off! and it might just be facial coloration!)



Being called a "fancy" conure instead of a jenday or a sun just seems to further cement the idea that he's no jenday! He's a Sunday!



Since he's a hybrid with closely related parents, he should, hopefully, be one healthy individual! :)
 

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A pure jenday *should* have completely green wings, a yellow head (not all do... questionable heritage!) and a redder stomach.

There is no "waiting for adult coloration" here, he wasn't born with 100% (or near 100%) green wings, he's not a jenday! :) (some hybrids are born with completely green wings, but the other jenday traits are also off! and it might just be facial coloration!)

Being called a "fancy" conure instead of a jenday or a sun just seems to further cement the idea that he's no jenday! He's a Sunday!



Since he's a hybrid with closely related parents, he should, hopefully, be one healthy individual! :)
Monica is a very smart and knowledgeable person with this mutation stuff. I'd be very comfortable with her info and advice on this matter :)

Echo is a beautiful conure! I too am glad he's out of petfart
 

EarthToEcho

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He looks to me like either a Sunburst or Sunday conure (the hybrid between a Sun and a Jenday). I see a lot of these kinds of birds floating through the pet store that I buy supplies from. Either way he's so gorgeous! I've always loved the coloring of the sun/jenday conures! Their little orange eye circles kill me, lol.
It looks like their wearing little masks! Haha and thank you for your answer!
 

EarthToEcho

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A pure jenday *should* have completely green wings, a yellow head (not all do... questionable heritage!) and a redder stomach.

There is no "waiting for adult coloration" here, he wasn't born with 100% (or near 100%) green wings, he's not a jenday! :) (some hybrids are born with completely green wings, but the other jenday traits are also off! and it might just be facial coloration!)



Being called a "fancy" conure instead of a jenday or a sun just seems to further cement the idea that he's no jenday! He's a Sunday!



Since he's a hybrid with closely related parents, he should, hopefully, be one healthy individual! :)
I wasn't sure about coloration since he's my first bird, so thank you for your answer! And so far he seems healthy and happy! He's still scared of fruits and veggies tho, and can't fly, but we'll get there!
 

EarthToEcho

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Monica is a very smart and knowledgeable person with this mutation stuff. I'd be very comfortable with her info and advice on this matter :)

Echo is a beautiful conure! I too am glad he's out of petfart
Thank you! He's a little shizz sometimes but at the end of the day, he's the one who I took home because of who he is!
 

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Thats the problem with petfart birds & many breeders. They don't always have a great interest in fruits & veggies or even pellets as they just never were introduced to them. Poor guy can't fly? Maybe he never fleged or had the space to do it.
Maybe his wings are clipped can't really see but in one pic looks like it. They'll grow back.

Eat fruits & veggies with him & show him they are yummy...Luckily he is a cuddler so that's :heart:
 

EarthToEcho

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Thats the problem with petfart birds & many breeders. They don't always have a great interest in fruits & veggies or even pellets as they just never were introduced to them. Poor guy can't fly? Maybe he never fleged or had the space to do it.
Maybe his wings are clipped can't really see but in one pic looks like it. They'll grow back.

Eat fruits & veggies with him & show him they are yummy...Luckily he is a cuddler so that's :heart:
He's on pellets now and eats them well! I'll try eating fruits and veggies with him to see if he gets interested!
And no he can't, but the one who arrived after him could so I think it's weird. His wings are clipped, and sometimes he'll jump if there's no other option, and he flutters (kinda) if he falls. Sometimes he'll act like he wants to by fluttering his wings slightly, but I still haven't gotten him to flap properly. He climbs around like a champ though. I definitely won't be clipping his wings when they grow back, unless something bad happens (like if he keeps hitting windows, though I have shades covering all of them so that shouldn't happen(

And cuddler doesn't even begin to cover it haha! As I type this he's snuggled in my neck preening
 

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This thread can give you some ideas on converting to new foods! :)


Converting Parrots to a Healthier Diet - Tips | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum


The wing quivering could be his way of saying he's afraid of something *OR* he wants to go somewhere. This is different than actual flapping, but it is something performed more often by birds who can't fly, because a flighted bird would just take off.
 

EarthToEcho

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This thread can give you some ideas on converting to new foods! :)


Converting Parrots to a Healthier Diet - Tips | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum


The wing quivering could be his way of saying he's afraid of something *OR* he wants to go somewhere. This is different than actual flapping, but it is something performed more often by birds who can't fly, because a flighted bird would just take off.
Awesome thank you for that website!
And he'll normally do it when he's on the top of something and I walk over or look at him, so it's him wanting to go somewhere!
 

EarthToEcho

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I rescued my bird shown at left from Petsmart. Yours is lucky to have you! Mine was listed on the sign as a Painted Conure! Ha ha!
Yours is lucky to have your as well! Hopefully your feathered kid isn't as scared as fruits as mine is haha!
And a painted conure, really? Petsmart... Well rather the breeders that send out these birds, really need to get their facts straight!
 

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Beautiful birdie no matter what conure it is.
Great colors :)
 

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That first picture is so cute! It looks like he is waiting for the answer. "What am I, dad?"
 
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