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Loopyness Is Genetic.


**Liv**

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This is my loopy hen, named Lady, who goes crazy when confined to anything under my large aviary size, unless she has a nest box to sit in. This is an old picture of her when she was doing her quarantine. She hasn't changed a bit and unless there is a box in her breeding cabinet she goes loopy :P

 

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She has 2 beautiful daughters from last round of breeding. One of her daughters is Angelica who was fostered to another nest at about a week old because Lady fell ill.

 

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Well Angelica has become as Loopy as her mum and does the cage flipping thing too. Its bizarre as she has never even seen an aviary yet, or lived with Lady to witness the bad behaviour so this says to me the behaviour must be genetic :D

 

I have put her in my kindie cage and she is doing much better :bliss:

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I dunno Liv, babies can be odd little critters with so much energy. Chopper and Thumper do all sorts of weird stuff in the kindie cage, getting under feeders and drinkers and twisting around and pulling each others tails etc. I think its energy and exploration :P

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Please don't say that, my mother in law is as mad as a hatter!! :(:P

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Give her LOTS OF TOYS !!!!

 

:P

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perhaps they have some form of ADD? or ADHD?

 

if that is possible?

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well they bred dogs for temperment and disposition I can't see how it is any different then budgies, it seems that when you breed budgies you are breeding for look more then good temperment, I wonder what would happen if you decided to bred for tameness and temperment vs look :P.

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Hills :( "no comment" about your mother in-law :rofl:

 

That works Elly ^_^

Up to this point i have always bred for temperament over looks ^_^

 

Angelica is gorgeous in her temperament, just like Lady. Lady lets me poke, prod and pull her in all different directions and she is perfectly fine with it - Angelica has also inherited that quiet part of her nature. Its the cage looping that gets me. Even if its just expelling energy, why would it be identical to the way Lady does it :P

 

I have given her lots of fresh peppermint gum to her her entertained - for now :rofl:

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Everything is genetic

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Even MOPs AGGGGGHHHHH :blush:

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She sounds so cute, i think it is sometimes their personality that makes them loopy. I had one baby doing it in her quarantine cage and she is in the aviary and still does it. i often finding her hanging in silly postions from the perches and she loves chasing my quails.

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The thing is you just never know. My two show chick sisters at the oment were both handreared but the older is so quiet and lovely whereas the youngest will try and take your fingers off if you come close :blush:

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Yeah we had a female called Candita that was nuts. i didn't want to say anything to Liv & Tam, but she looked alot like Bumble. :D

 

She used to hang upside down on her perch and would nearly take your finger off if you put it close to her. She was part of the reason I wanted to get our next one from a breeder as I assume she was an avery bird that never really adjusted to a cage. We ended up putting her in an avery too and she was still nuts, but I assume a bit happier.

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Those real frootloop hens that squark and carry on when you check nestboxes have a way of transferring similar anxious behaviour onto their chicks. A lot of breeders get rid of anxious silly hens and keep the more passive ones.

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But in this case the chick was fostered out early on!

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Everything is genetic

 

I agree, some is learnt but a lot is genetics look at us humans :D

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