Genetics and Colour Mutations
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A Guide to Neophema and Neopsephotus Genera and their Mutations (Hard Cover)
Dr Alain Campagne MD
224 Pages
ISBN: 978 0980492408
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A Guide to Neophema and Neopsephotus Genera and their Mutations (Hard Cover)

Dr Alain Campagne has been keeping birds since the 1970s and since 2000 has been seriously involved in the breeding of Neophema and Neopsephotus species. He is one of the growing number of 'modern' aviculturists who have embraced the internet and participate in international forums. These global discussions have evolved and expanded with the internet and have been the impetus for the universal naming system for parrot mutations now in widespread use around the world.

The early sections of the book provide all the basic information which any new breeder of Neophema and Neopsephotus species. Avian veterinarian Dr Bob Doneley has contributed a thorough Health and Disease section with plenty of information specific to these species of parrots. Dr Campagne then discusses pigmentation, mutations and genetics, in general terms, so that the reader can understand what the different names mean and how they produce their colours in different birds.

In Captivity
    Housing - Conventional; Suspended; Breeding Cages; Perches; Maintenance; Nestboxes
    Feeding - Seeds; Complete Foods; Egg Mix; Greenfoods; Vegetables; Fruits; Sprouts; Supplements
    Breeding - Acquiring Birds; Quarantine; Gender; Preparation; Laying; Banding; Records; Handrearing; Feeding; Transportation
Health and Disease
    Common Problems - Medications
    Part One - Droppings; Appetite; Posture; Feathers; Skin; Wings; Head; Examination; Paediatrics
    Part Two - Infectious Diseases; Non-infectious Diseases
Plumage, Pigments, Colours and Colour Mutations
    Displaying Colours - Plumage; Pigments; Colour
    Colour Mutations
    Primary Mutations - Sex-linked Recessive; Autosomal Recessive; Autosomal Dominant; Autosomal Co-dominant; Combination

Bourke's Parrot - Primary and Combination Mutations
Turquoisine Parrot - Primary and Combination Mutations; Variations
Scarlet-chested Parrot - Primary and Combination Mutation; Variations
Elegant Parrot - Primary and Combination Mutations
Blue-winged Parrot - Primary Mutations
Rock Parrot - Primary Mutations
Orange-bellied Parrot - Primary Mutations
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