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The Ghan Grey is the third subspecies of African Grey. The first being the Congo African Grey (note this breed is also referred to as a Ghana by some fanciers), followed by the Timneh African Grey. The Ghana Grey is very similar to the Congo African Grey in appearance, the only difference being a a slightly darker plumage, and it might be somewhat smaller than the Congo. The existence of the Ghana African Grey has been questioned by many expert. The debate centers on its distinction from the Congo African Grey. Many claim that it may have at one time been a distinct breed, but interbreeding with the Congo Grey has wiped away any genetic variation between the two. Others feel that there has always been much migration between the islands and the mainland that there was probably never any distinction to begin with. Whichever the case, most claim that if the Ghana Grey was ever a distinct species, it probably is no longer today.