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I wanted to make a thread to show you all the emerald macaw because some may have never seen it. I personally haven't seen one on life but I have seen a few pictures so I will share them.

It is a hybrid between the hyacinth and Buffon's but generally looking at the bird itself you would assume it was one big green hyacinth haha.

They're mega cute and mega big and I really wish people would breed them. Give me a fair few years and I may be doing so hehe. I really want some!

Another hybrid called the milicinth has also been made. Obviously a hyacinth and military. I will also upload a pic of that :)

The last bird is the milicinth!
 

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The emerald macaw is the only hybrid I ever found attractive, to be honest :giggle: I'm personally not a proponent of hybridizing the hyacinths, since they are so hard to breed and endangered, but I can understand why people would - they are beautiful :)
 

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Yeah I see where you're coming from. I love most hybrids. My faves have got to be the harlequins, catalinas and camelots but then I found this and thought it was amazing hehe.

I do however see the problem with hybridizing macaws such as the hyacinth though because they're generally difficult to breed + they need to breed otherwise we'll run out D: !!
 

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There is a wide variety in the faces.
 

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In the faces? What do you mean? Like appearance?
 

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They are sure pretty, although I think I agree with Jenny. I think normal Hyacinths are absolutely gorgeous and amazing birds. :hearts: I would absolutely love one, but I don't think that's going to happen, lol. :lol:
 

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Yeah I agree too. Hyacinths are amazing. I really want one :p I want one of everything at this rate XD
 

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Do it then :)!!
 

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Some of the faces look more like hyacinth faces and others look more like the buffons face. The military cross has a face that looks more like a military.

The buffons is also rare. I would think probably rarer than the hyacinth, but I am not certain about that.
 

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Yeah I thought that too. I don't think I've ever seen a buffons for sale to be honest. And I see what you mean about the face now haha!
 

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I've never seen a buffon's for sale either, but the bird store has one that belongs to the manager. He is a neat bird, VERY loud, and I avoid his beak, but he loves target training.
 

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Really? That's awesome! I would love to see one, I've seen military but I haven't had the privilege of meeting a buffons :(
 

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He is a great bird - for the store manager but not for me, :lol:

His green is very bright. There is a slight tinge of yellow to it. I haven't seen a military in a very long time, and I never saw the two together, so I can't remember exactly how they compare, other than size.
 

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That's awesome haha. I've never noticed any yellow tinge to them though :lol: They do in my opinion looks like virtually the same bird only the buffons is massive!
 

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Ah, I've found a picture of both of them together and looking at them it is most certainly the size and the buffons does have a cool tint of yellow in it :D
 

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Great picture! I've never seen a picture of them together like that.
 

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I'm glad I found it haha. I love how from that picture itself due to the flash you can really see the difference in the birds hehe
 
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