Ok, well... long story short. I have always wanted a big bird, but it was never the right time. I wanted to wait until my kids were a bit older.
My dream bird has always been a Molluccan Cockatoo. After lots and lots of research, and visiting several breeders I realized that this was probably not the right choice for me. They are beautiful, but not for me and my family.
So, after a recommendation from a breeder we decided on the Umbrella. We watched her get hand fed out over the last few weeks. We've watched her interact with the breeder, other people, and us of course. This breeder had a beautiful Molluccan we were also considering, but we fell head over heals in love with this baby.
THe breeder says she is a she, but we'll have to DNA to find out for sure.
Without further ado.. here's are new addition. I couldn't be happier and I believe "she" feels the same.