Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:36 AM
Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:50 AM
Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:36 PM
There is the nominate pacific. Males will have a blue eyestreak, blue on the rump and wings. Females will be all green, with different shades of green.
Pacifics have a sub species, the Lucida. Males will have the blue eyestreak, blue on the rump and wings. They look very much like the nominates when young, but their coloring does change as they get their adult plumage. Females will have a tourcoise eyestreak and rump, and possibly some blue on the wings. None of my females have any blue on their wings, but I have heard from others that theirs do. Female lucida babies may very well look like the nominate when young until they develop their adult plumage.
Many Pacifics in the pet trade have been crossbread between the nominate and subspecies. So unless you have purchased your birds from a reputable breeder that knows their birds pedigree you may also have crossed birds.
To read more detail about the differences between the nominate and lucida, and for a more detailed description of each you might want to read these articles by Sandee Molenda on the Parrotlet Ranch website.
The Lost Lucida http://www.parrotlet...lostlucida.html
Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:42 PM
Tiki is doing wonderfully, thanks! She is such a sweetheart and I just love her! She is very healthy and happy. There are a few pictures of her in the photo album but I need to post some more one of these days.
and Tiki my pacific parrotlet
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