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DF Pied Rainbow Lorikeet

The pied Rainbow was an addition to our breeding program many years ago. This was an interesting and exciting colour to work with and certainly was an eye-catcher.

******** Pied Rainbow lorikeets.*********


 Young bird still to colour up.pic taken 19-5-05.  Young bird still to colour up, pic taken 19-5-05.

 Yellow winged Double Factor Pied.

Yellow-winged Double Factor Reverse Pied.

These coloured birds have an extremely long future because they can be used with so many other mutation colours.

 PK1660 Purple. Young bird still to colour up more.

There are exciting times ahead in the lorikeet group and this mutation will still play a big part.

The pieds are Co/Dominant in their genetic make up, splits (or streakies) are considered to be Single Factor and coloured pieds Double Factor.

A bit of history.

In our 2001 breeding season we managed to breed our first few streakies and two full pieds.

It would've had to have been the most exciting crop of birds bred that year. To see that first chick with all white down and white feet and white toe nails was quite a sight for sore eyes.

We felt the surprise factor of the pied line made it somewhat more exciting to breed than solid coloured birds where there isn't the same challenge to breed better colours. The challenge continues.

It will be interesting to see how much colour we can breed into a single factor streaky without it becoming a double factor.

Single factor streaky pieds have light feet with black toenails and varying degrees of light to white down.

PK 2004 Purple - six months older.

People who have visited our place have commented that the streakies are stunning looking in their own right, a bit like the Blue-streaked lory.

In 2002 we hope to breed our first Olive pied which will be a very pleasing bird to look at.

It will give the pied a bigger contrast of dark and light colours.

These are photos of birds we have bred in the past

and have been sold or kept back

for the future breeding stock.

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