Crimson Star Hybrid

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Boma
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11 Sep 2018, 19:50

I noticed a pic on the web which claimed to be a Crimson/Star hybrid. Just wondering if anyone has ever bred one and if so are they fertile?
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12 Sep 2018, 09:24

I have seen that hybrid and it has been recorded in the wild in Northern WA. Even though they are closely related genetically, as Neochmia phaeton for the Crimson and Neochmia ruficauda for the Star finch i would doubt it would be a fertile hybrid.
Most hybrids happen in aviaries due to unbalanced natural pairs of a species
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12 Sep 2018, 17:29

hybrid cartoon.jpg


Twinkle,twinkle . . Little Blood x Star
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12 Sep 2018, 18:37

Bred one about 30 years ago. Never tried it out to test fertility. The mother Star must have been a tart as they also produced a Star/Ruddy hybrid in a later clutch.
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12 Sep 2018, 20:34

Either a 'ruddy' tart or a 'bloody' tart . .

Probably got her s.tar.t in a red light district

And . . even though she obviously had a fetish about shades of maroon, such behaviour is not that of a Queensland girl :o



Coronas or VB's to you :thumbup:
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13 Sep 2018, 08:50

arthur wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 20:34
Either a 'ruddy' tart or a 'bloody' tart . .

Probably got her s.tar.t in a red light district

And . . even though she obviously had a fetish about shades of maroon, such behaviour is not that of a Queensland girl :o



Coronas or VB's to you :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :thumbup: Love it !
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13 Sep 2018, 17:08

Love the humour Arthur.
LML
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