I didnīt know there were any mutations among YC. But how come this bird is so large? Itīs the size of a small cockatiel, and I read that YC is supposed to be smaller than RC? Thatīs what makes me suspect a hybrid...
Yes both YC and RC have mutations....
Yes the YC is usually a little smaller than the RC.
The RC is also smaller than a cocktiel
The antipodes is a very large in comparison (very rare in captivity and non existent as far as I know outside NZ) being a little smaller than a king parrot.
Over the yrs we have had very different size results in breeding both RC and YC...Everything from small RC females the size of a small YC female to RC and YC males nearly the size of a cocktiel, but far more solid in the body.
The biggest influences we have is allowing pairs to select partners from un related or distantly related and parent breeding with top diets constant and varied including proteins as would or better in the wild.
Looking at your pic on a computer with decent and blown up. I can see a smudge of red in the crown area and a smudge red behind the ear.....
Yes this does strongly indicate some hybridisation as you suggest. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
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