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Yellowhead Amazon molting question

melissasparrots

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When I looked at the first picture, I thought it looked like a double yellow head baby. Although a lightly marked one. The last picture does slightly resemble some yellow napes. I still think it's probably a double yellow head. I guess his owner will just have to wait and see how he develops. It's also possible that he's a cross of subspecies or even has a yellow nape grandparent throwing off the colors a little bit. Either way, it looks like a happy bird.

@DClark molting crazy numbers of feathers in a short period of time is somewhat normal. Each molt can be different with some heavier and some lighter. Although the juvenile molt tends to be a heavier one and sometimes produces some transient yellow feathers that disappear in subsequent molts. That is my experience with napes anyway. A lot of true yellow napes will start getting some yellow tipped feathers on their nape with the first molt.
 

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When I looked at the first picture, I thought it looked like a double yellow head baby. Although a lightly marked one. The last picture does slightly resemble some yellow napes. I still think it's probably a double yellow head. I guess his owner will just have to wait and see how he develops. It's also possible that he's a cross of subspecies or even has a yellow nape grandparent throwing off the colors a little bit. Either way, it looks like a happy bird.

@DClark molting crazy numbers of feathers in a short period of time is somewhat normal. Each molt can be different with some heavier and some lighter. Although the juvenile molt tends to be a heavier one and sometimes produces some transient yellow feathers that disappear in subsequent molts. That is my experience with napes anyway. A lot of true yellow napes will start getting some yellow tipped feathers on their nape with the first molt.
Thank you for the reply !
 

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That close up picture suggests a parvipes yellow nape. That bird has some black bristles on its nares. DYAs do not. Yellow crowned amazons do not have horn-colored beaks. I don't think it's a Panama, either. I'd like to know who the breeder is and see a picture of the parent birds. @melissasparrots ???
great catch..yes I will be curious to see pics of the parents. hard to tell with juveniles
 
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