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 Post subject: Re: Look what hatched!!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:13 pm 
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He sure is cute!

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What an interesting cross and what a darling chick!

Hope the others hatch and he has some mates! :-D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:58 am 
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Well great news! A second hybrid has hatched and its black and white! A third is now pipping too!


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I will be interested in pics when you have them. :)


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Wow! I didn't know they could be crossed, very surprised. It would be interesting to hear what they sound when they are older or what behavior characteristics they have inherited. Imagine a guinea that could crow.... very noisy indeed.


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Here is the second hybrid, so different to his older sibling! This one sounds a lot more like a keet too!
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VERY exciting. I know the hybrids can exist, but never been this close to one growing up!!

Hope they make it to adulthood!


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when a hybrid is fully grown are they fertile or is it like a mule in the equine world?

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He looks like a little penguin :-D . Do please keep the photos coming as they grow as i for one am really interested to see whether they will look more like one parent or the other or a true mix of both


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grabby wrote:
when a hybrid is fully grown are they fertile or is it like a mule in the equine world?

Yeah 99% of the time they are infertile.


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 Post subject: Re: Look what hatched!!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Here are some more pics!!
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"Guinook" and his little brother :D
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Strange little family LOL.
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And the newest hybrid now eating and running :)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Hi Bemba

You know there are lots out there that find these & similar hybrids fascinating. Some researchers do such crosses on purpose to help determine homology of certain genes between the species, for example.

I really hope they continue to do well for you. I find the darker one looks more keet-like to me than the other. Fascinating for you to see how they turn out (looks & behaviour).

It is a strange mix. I even thought I saw a Plover chick?


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Yes it is really interesting! The 3 of them are doing really well seem to be just as healthy as the keets! Yes that is a plover chick from my breeding pair.


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We have/had a pair of plovers on a block of land we recently purchased. Very nasty business when trying to mow. They were given a wide birth to get on with the job, but they weren't happy. Last I saw they had one quite well grown plover chick. I do wonder how they survive sometimes in the middle of suburbia. Bet the swooping clicking parents have a lot to do with it though.


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Any updated photos of the little fellow Bemba??

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