Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mutation Green Rump Question, IPS Dues & Bands

I sent you (or someone else - I can't rememeber) an e-mail a week or 2 ago asking about mutated colors of Green Rumps. And I received some information on the subject. But my computer was hacked and I lost everything. I remember that there are breeders of Green Rumps who have dilutes. What I have is a solid white bird. It has not completely feathered out yet but so far everything is white. I guess I need to know of any breeders anywhere (the closer to Texas the beter) that has dilutes or whites. I would like to work with someone with more experance than me to develope this new color. Please send any information you may have.

I expect I to be joining the IPS for 2012. How soon should I send he membership fee for next year? And are bans availabel through the societ?

Thank you,

Dear Randy:

Thank you for your email. I sincerely doubt you talked to me because the information I have on mutation Green Rumps is not what you are reporting. I only know of two people who bred ‘dilute’ Green Rumps (they were never correctly identified so I will use the term only for ease of communication) and that was back in the late 1990’s. None of these people bred these birds to the second generation and my understanding is the mutation died out.

As for other color mutation Green Rumps, I am unaware of any ‘naturally’ occurring mutations other than the ‘dilutes’ that were produced in the 1990’s. I do understand that some people have hybridized the Pacific mutations with Green Rumps and are now producing blue, dilute, white and other colors. I would be very careful about whom you are purchasing these birds from and I would insist on photographs if not DNA verification of the mutation and the purity of the species. I’m not saying it isn’t possible, but as someone who is truly at the forefront of parrotlets in aviculture – I co-founded IPS, have several First Breeding Awards as well as Rare and Difficult Species Breeding Awards, have written 3 books on parrotlets, bred them for 30 years from wild caught stock and speak all over the world on them, I’m pretty much aware of all the things going on in the parrotlet community. I have seen too many people put up a lot of money and not get what they paid for. I would like to see a photograph of the bird since I can tell you if the bird was hybridized at ANY time in its pedigree.

IPS dues at this time are $25 a year although we probably will be changing that for next year. We are going to an email format for our journal and for those who want a printed journal, we will probably raise the dues, although at this time, that decision has not yet been made by the board. And yes, all IPS members can purchase registered bands through our organization.

Hope this helps and feel free to contact me with any further questions.

Sincerely yours,

Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.
The Parrotlet Ranch, Owner,
Join the International Parrotlet Society, – the World’s Largest and Oldest Parrotlet Organization
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