Anyone here ever bred a half-sider?

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28 May 2012, 12:25

It seems to me that if the bird is half of each sex breeding would be unlikely. (Too confused to know if it should chat up Brad or Angie) :soppy: However if it is all one sex just different colours there would not be any problem. It does not have a mirror.
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28 May 2012, 17:09

It is all pretty fascinating.
Could imagine the poor little bird might get a bit confused at certain times of the year :whoa:
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30 May 2012, 16:51

Here is an interesting site on half siders judging from the pics:
http://finchwench.wordpress.com/2011/06 ... omorphine/
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30 May 2012, 20:21

Interesting how the beak is all dark red like a cock's.
Would love to see what's happening inside with the gonads- perhaps an ovary on the left and a testis on the right?
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31 May 2012, 09:36

http://www.livescience.com/14209-gynand ... ic-anomaly...

And now to get completely off topic . .

Does anyone know where the hanging feeders, as shown in the half-sider cardinal pic, can be purchased

I wouldn't use them as a permanent feeder, but they look like a good backup for a weekend away situation
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31 May 2012, 09:45

arthur wrote:http://www.livescience.com/14209-gynand ... ic-anomaly...

And now to get completely off topic . .

Does anyone know where the hanging feeders, as shown in the half-sider cardinal pic, can be purchased

I wouldn't use them as a permanent feeder, but they look like a good backup for a weekend away situation
here is a couple that look similiar
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GARDMAN-GIAN ... 2eb82b4c45

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Metro-2-1-Su ... 2a1852efe4

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-4-Ports- ... 3cc1aa4b3c

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DELUXE-LARGE ... 27c3acd9a1
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31 May 2012, 10:13

Thanks V . .
All a bit far from home though
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31 May 2012, 10:16

arthur wrote:Thanks V . .
All a bit far from home though
The 3rd link is pretty reasonable price ($15 inc postage) though I might give it a go myself
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31 May 2012, 23:24

arthur wrote:Thanks V . .
All a bit far from home though
I bought mine at the BigW, I think I paid $40. National Geographic Shops I think had them, sometimes even the "$2 Shops" have then. Here in Sydney most times you can find them up at the Flemington Markets.
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01 Jun 2012, 08:28

There are two members here that have had half sider gouldians that I am aware of.The half side was on the head only though.
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