Has anyone ever seen a Congo African Grey this dark??

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by redhen, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    My mom just got a baby african grey and i cant believe how DARK he is!
    Hes almost a VERY dark charcoal grey color... i've never seen a grey this color before...
    IS this a normal color for them?
    Just wondering if he has some kind of weird gene in him or what...
    Heres Sully.. Hes 8 weeks old and a big fatty.. [​IMG]


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    And him after being a piggy eating..

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    For comparison, heres some other baby grey pics i found..


    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...901EBF13A29F811F18061E4E&first=61&FORM=IDFRIR




    http://www.flickr.com/photos/olatheanimalhospital/4038391148/
     
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  2. pinkfoxfarm

    pinkfoxfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my grandfathers greay was that dark untll about 2 years old at which point he started to lighten up.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a CAG that's smaller and darker than a lot of of them. They have such a wide range and Africa is such a large continent, that there are regional differences. Some are huge and very light, compared to mine.
     
  4. Caat

    Caat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg! what a cutie!!!!! Love the baby. My Guen was very dark as a baby, as soon as I transfer my pics from one computer to the other I'll post pics of my baby girl! she's 8 now
     
  5. Muscovymama

    Muscovymama New Egg

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    This is the first time I have responded. I've been reading this sight for a while and was so happy to have joined on such a special day for BYC! Congratulations to them and to all of us that get to reap the rewards of the new design!

    I have raised large parrots in the past. Yes, the young greys stay dark until they get their 'powder' in. They have the 'powder' same as the cockatoo and cockatiels. Your young one will get that in time. Your concern should be when the bird becomes an adult if it doesn't have the 'powder'. That generally is a sign that your bird could becoming sick.

    Enjoy your African Grey. They are wonderful birds and make a amazing pet!
     
  6. Wisher1000

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    MuscoveyMomma -- Welcome and Roll Tide! How about going over to the new members area and introducing yourself? We're glad your finally opening up!

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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info Muscovey mama... and Welcome to BYC!!
     
  8. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen babies that dark :confused:
     

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