Sunday, January 19, 2014

Red-Eyed Rosy Bourke Babies

Previous clutches.
These babies with red eyes will be Opaline Fallow Rosy Bourkes. The usual black feathers will be gray and their heads will be either solid rose, or white. It is possible to have red eyes, even in Normal Bourkes. Those would have a paler brown and black. However, since our birds are all Rosy Bourkes and not Normals, our red-eyed babies are always Opaline Fallow Rosies.

When Rosie and Pretty Boy managed to hatch pink-eyed offspring, I was excited. After that,Fuchsia, and her mate, Flame hatched five eggs ... one with pink eyes. 

Although very light pink now, after a molt, all Rosy Bourkes
will darken in color somewhat, including this one.

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