Alexandrine Mutations Project: G1 Chicks 1+ year Old

This post relates to my Alexandrine Mutations Project. If you are new to my blog you should start reading about this project here.

The G1 chicks are now almost 13 months old. The head and body size is distinctly bigger than that of a ringneck. The shoulder patches are still quite faint. The birds have not undergone the annual moult yet. Perhaps the patches may improve after the moult is completed.

An important question was whether the birds would mature in 2 years like ringnecks or 3 like the alexandrines. During the season, I observed a female chick crouching in the mating position and a male displaying to her. This suggestes that the birds may be ready for breeding next season.

Here are a few fresh pic of the birds.


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