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Galatiel?

Has any body ever seen one of these? A hybrid between a galah 'too and a 'tiel looks pretty awesome.

I just wanna know if anybody has perhaps seen any of them for sale.

I will pop in a pic just so people can see one
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There has only ever been one bred as far as I am aware. The mating was a male Galah and a female Cockatiel. Last I heard the bird was still living although the mother has since passed. The male paired up with another cockatiel hen but have not heard of anything eventuating from that. It was also a natural mating. The bird was bred in country New South Wales Australia. The people had a shed that they had converted into an aviary by removing paneling on the sides and putting up bird wire. A number of people that I know have seen the bird and one of them has taken a video of it.
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Ahh that sucks. I think more people should try and make them because I have to admit they're pretty stunning. Is the video on youtube?
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Oh I think I found it! That's so cute!
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It was never a deliberate mating Daisy. The people just had a few pairs of Cockatiels in this home made aviary. They put the Galah in there so he wasn't lonely. One of the hens left her mate and paired up with the Galah. We are all still scratching our heads a little bit on how he managed to mate with her (without squashing her). There is a big difference in sizes. When we first heard about it we suspected they may have used Artificial Insemination but apparently not.

I think any further attempts to reproduce this bird have worked out.
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That's pretty cool!
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Wow, that's really interesting!! I had no idea about that. The bird is really pretty, too. I did hear about the first all red African Grey, though. I watched a video on it and read some articles. However, I hear some people claiming that the red is just from a problem/disease in the bird that hasn't been treated (or something like that)....Have any of you heard of that?




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I saw the red congo grey! It's really cool. I saved a few pictures. I don't fully understand why some of the greys have the red mutation in them though. It's really odd. Do you think birds like that will be able to become more available in the future.

Oooo I tell you what I do love. Have you ever seen the blue yellow naped amazons? They're amazing! I think tonight I'm going to make a thread about some pretty cool mutations because I feel like it haha.

I have never heard that it is a disease though, I assumed that it was just the red from the tail popping up the body and eventually becoming a solid red bird. I gotta get one XD!!
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I believe the red grey is a mutation, but I have heard that they are very short lived at this point. Whether they could become hardier I do not know.

I've seen pictures of blue dusky conures and blue - not sure if it is a peach fronted, half moon, or orange fronted conure.

At any rate, I LOVE the blue conure mutations. I wonder if they will ever become as readily available as blue quakers are now here.


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Yeah I do love mutations. I find them fascinating. I really hope one day red greys will pop up. And yeah those blue duskies are stunning!
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I originally heard the red was a mutation, but I read someone's thoughts on it and they say it is some kind of liver problem that is causing the feathers to be red, and the owners are insisting they are healthy. But I don't know. It's still pretty cool looking.




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Haha, "I read someone's thoughts"

I mean I read a sort of review written by someone on it.




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Haha I know what you mean. It would suck if it was a problem I hope it isn't. Such beautiful birds shouldn't go to waste!

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