Misty Has A New Baby Chick

Misty - Female Dilute Blue Turquoise Lucida Parrotlet My Dilute Blue (Amercian White) Lucida Turquoise female parrotlet Misty has a new baby chick.  She is such a proud mommy.  She had 4 eggs, but only 3 were fertile and she kept getting off of her eggs.  Amazingly, she managed to hatch this 1 cute chick.  Can you see the fuzzy little pink baby?  She is a good mommy to the little chick.

 

 

 

Misty - Female Dilute Blue Turquoise Lucida Parrotlet 2People always wonder if their pets will stay tame if they breed.  Misty certainly has.  She loves my attention (one of the reasons she keeps getting off of her eggs).  ”

 

 

 

 

 

Misty - Female Dilute Blue Turquoise Lucida Parrotlet 4As you can see, she loves when I scratch her neck.  She just melts.  So sweet.

2 Responses to Misty Has A New Baby Chick

  1. Mandy says:

    I just can’t believe Misty’s coloring! she is just like an exotic flower! I have a few parrotlets, and have become so attached to them! So many breeders don’t want older pairs any more, so I’ve decided to open a retirement home for older breeder parrotlets! You’d be surprised how happy they are when they get used to being in a cage with toys and all kinds of different food. I am looking for a turquoise, but have questions about people calling them “green turquoise” and “blue turquoise”. Not sure what the difference really is? Is turquoise just a mutation that works of both color series? is there such a thing as a yellow turquoise? your Misty looks like she is a yellow and american white turquoise! can you tell me what the differences are?
    Thank you!
    Mandy in NJ

    • admin says:

      Hi Mandy,

      Thank you for posting. Misty is what they call a Dilute Blue (aka Amercian White) Turquoise. “White” parrotlets are double factor birds. They are the product of breeding American yellow/blue splits together. Basically if you had a yellow split to blue & a blue split to yellow, they will produce American White (Dilute Blue) parrotlets. An American White” bird is actually presenting both yellow and blue at the same time. When you throw the turquoise genes in there the “American White” (Dilute Blue) birds tend to get a more yellow look to them because a Turquoise bird is considered ParBlue. Misty is very unique in that she has yellow bars/striations all over her.
      Turquoise birds blue and green at the same time. There is confusion over whether a true homozygous (pure turquoise) exists because so many of the turquoise birds have been bred with blue birds. The theory is that TurquoiseBlue birds have the green faces and blue bodies, and the Turquoise birds have greener blue bodies and green faces. To me as long as they have the green face and the blue body (which is stunning), that makes them a turquoise. Some inexperienced breeders will call their normal blue birds “turquoise” because the blue coloring looks like a turquoise blue (think of the crayon color) and they don’t realize that a real turquoise bird will have a green head/face.
      I think it is great that you are taking in the older breeder parrotlets. My breeders tend to br my pets, and I love them so much.
      I hope this cleared things up a bit.

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