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Our New Budgie Crosses Her Wings - Is It Behaviour Or Genetic?


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I've just noticed how our four budgies hold their wings differently - is it a behaviour thing or genetic?

:P What's the ideal position of the wings?

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Ideal position of the wings is held with the tips touching below the base of the shield(the darker coloured feathers on the rump), some birds hold their wings high and some low and it can be genetic or dietary.

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I believe its genetic but I'm not 100% sure on that... I do know that show breeders don't like that trait...

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I believe its genetic but I'm not 100% sure on that... I do know that show breeders don't like that trait...
She's definately not a Show Girl, hasn't got the legs for it :P
Ideal position of the wings is held with the tips touching below the base of the shield(the darker coloured feathers on the rump), some birds hold their wings high and some low and it can be genetic or dietary.
So can crossed wings mean poor diet?
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It probably just means she holds her wings high, dropped wings is more of a concern(but can still be genetic) as it can indicate weakness :P

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Crossed wings is a genetic fault and is no good for showing....by the same token, you dont breed birds with faults like that so not a good idea to breed with unless you have a better bird to put it to.

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Crossed wings is a genetic fault and is no good for showing....by the same token, you dont breed birds with faults like that so not a good idea to breed with unless you have a better bird to put it to.

 

 

Thanks Kaz, our three boys have nice looking wings, would Sunny's crossed wings Dominant or Recessive? Being new to this, I just thought it cute! Our local pet shops have loads of normal greens that don't sell, but anything a little different is gone before the day is out! That's why we want to breed a wide range of pretty colours and mutations, as well as the fact that we like them too! We have a great pet shop in Grafton that has made space for three large indoor aviaries (about 1.5 x 4 metres each) crammed into a tiny shop and they really take care of all their animals - if we breed successfully, our babies will go there for pet homes. :P

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you won't keep any??you won't keep many??I want to keep the first lot that I breed all by myself..

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you won't keep any??

 

Of course not Jimmy - what are you suggesting I'm becoming a bird nut ! :P:D:D

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:P Well thats generally most people on here... :D
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Wing tips should just be touching on top of the rump.

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Thanks everybody, my plans for this cute little girl are:

1. Fatten her up and make her healthy.

2. Let her settle in until this time next year (so that she's definately at least 12 months old)

3. Think about whether or not to pursue breeding from her.

 

She's very tame! Sunny happily steps up, and kept landing on my outstreched arm when I let her out earlier. I wonder if she was hand-raised, she's certainly very sweet-natured! :P

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