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#197743 - 04/05/09 07:33 PM Check out this mutation  
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Check out this mutation

What a curious bird. I'm against breeding obviously but am curious if this was something they were trying for or not.


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#197745 - 04/05/09 07:46 PM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: Crossfire]  
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That's a feather duster Budgie, if you google that, you'll find more info about them. They don't normally live a full long life.

#197747 - 04/05/09 07:47 PM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: Crossfire]  
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This is a feather duster.....it isnt something they do on purpose. They dont live very long. I was given one some time ago, he was the light of my life....I kept him alive about 7 or 8 months. I had to cut his feathers around his vent every couple days so his droppings didnt get all stuck and I clipped the feathers around his eyes so he could see. I miss him every day.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/imbeebop/bird%20pictures/featherduster.jpg

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#197749 - 04/05/09 07:52 PM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: mom2beebop]  
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Oh my gosh. Thanks for the info guys, I had no idea that these poor guys even were around, I'm not up on my budgies, but how sad that their life is so short and why would someone breed them? Heck for that matter why do they breed any of them. frown

Aww Mom2 I'm so very sorry to hear about your poor guy. I'm read up on them now.


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#197761 - 04/05/09 09:57 PM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: Crossfire]  
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Oh feather dusters are so sad frown
I don't know if it's a result of inbreeding or just chance. I don't think anybody tries to breed them though, they die very quickly and probably don't feel well for most of their lives frown

#198040 - 04/08/09 08:36 PM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: Cidsa]  
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Breeders think a mutation (genetic copying mistake) in a recessive gene causes the problem. [www.answersingenesis.org]


Very sad.


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#198078 - 04/09/09 04:05 AM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: Donnalee]  
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When I first clicked on your link to view the video, I thought at first it was a green leafy vegetable! Then I about fell out of my chair when I realized that was the bird!

Never seen them or heard of them before..


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#198121 - 04/09/09 03:48 PM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: TLL & Sam]  
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That is just really sad. frown

#198162 - 04/10/09 12:45 AM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: Belongs2Sammy]  
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It is the first time I see a duster budgie. I didn't know that about them. How sad I hope they don't brred them

#198885 - 04/18/09 02:11 AM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: whitewings56]  
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OMG...the Liberace of parakeets! : )

It looks like a head of iceberg lettuce with wings...I hope he/she is loved...

#198915 - 04/18/09 05:35 AM Re: Check out this mutation [Re: GregM]  
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WOW that is very strange...


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