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Mutations and Genetics Learn about budgie genetics and the wide variety of mutations.
Thread Description:This really is an odd budgie

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Cool Long "hair" budgie

I don't know if anyone has ever seen this before but I have never seen it.



Heres another one


What do you think?

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:46 PM
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They are called Feather Dusters... poor things don't live very long
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its a feather duster
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:54 PM
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I've read about the Feather Dusters too. Very sad, they are unable to fly at all and as Suenem says they don't live long, often only weeks or months.
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Wow! I can see why though. It would be hard to get around with all of those feathers! Poor things.
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It's a mutation that I think develops mostly from poor breeding. It seems exotic, but it's not desirable or healthy for the birds.
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yeh they don't live long because their feathers are continually growing and they develop a protein deficiency. Its also genetic so theres the opportunity to prevent this.
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Yea i read that in-breeding often causes this if it is done over many generation
It is quite sad
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poor birds
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That doesn't even look right Poor birdies.
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