I Wish I Were a Snot Ball Shooter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Good subject! I've read so much negative about "hybrids" - and I can't fully understand it. Far as I can tell, they're not using any birds that are endangered (maybe I'm wrong here?). "Wasting" an endangered species on hybrids (such as the "liger") is something I think isn't right, but I look at it this way - there are SO MANY "throw away" birds, especially the bigger ones, to be had (my Eephus is one of them), and I found so many different breeders when I was looking on the web trying to get ideas of price ... there seems to not be a shortage of B&g's or Greenwingeds etc. So, I don't see any harm in crossing them. These hybrids, from what I hear, have a personality all their own, and just look at Jodi's Toby - he's absolutely stunning. There's so much ugliness in the world right now, why not add a little more beauty ?
So, to get up on my soap box for a second ... to those who are so negative about these hybrids, I suggest focusing on a much more serious problem in the world of parrots: that being the plight of
all these throw-away and/or neglected and abused birds.
Stepping down, and shutting up ....