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Grey-Green DF Pied Rainbow Lorikeet

The pied Rainbows was a late acquisition to our breeding program but knew that this colour would be in demand for may years.. This colour makes people take a second look. These birds have an extremely long future because it can be used with so many other mutation colours.

******** Grey-Green Pied Rainbow lorikeets.*********

There are exciting times ahead in the lorikeet group and this mutation will play a big part in it. 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 pieds. It would've had to have been the most exciting 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.

Double Factor Grey-Green Olive Pied chicks

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

I think that the surprise factor of the pied line makes it more exciting to breed than solid coloured birds where you lose the challenge to breed better colours. It will be interesting to see how much colour we can breed into a single factor streaky without it becoming a double factor.

Double Factor.Grey-Green Olive Clear Wing Pied

 PK1660 Purple. Young bird still to colour up more.

Single factor streaky pieds have light feet with black toenails and varying degrees of light to white down. Many people that have visited our place have commented that the steakies 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.

Yellow winged Double Factor Reverse Pied.

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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