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Erythrura color forms

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ttw, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Ttw

    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Does anyone know if the different color forms of A. erythrura breed true? I have collected 3 forms. The red caudal, blue caudal, and the colorless caudal. Since they are collected in the same area and all the females look alike I have not been able to set up reliable pairs of each form.
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Every report that I've read is that red and blue caudals appear in all spawns. I guess it is a polychromatic feature. I guess it is possible to line breed a color, but it will take luck and time to get the color set.
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