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#1    Saru


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

Whipper the mutant parakeet
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This unusual looking parakeet from New Zealand was rescued after being abandoned at birth.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Aww...he's adorable, like a little feather duster. :wub:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

I think he looks kind of cuddly :D  How cruel to abandon him just because he looks different :(

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

I want him ! \(^o^)/

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

He's definitely cute.  But I've never seen a bird in "Drag" before   :w00t:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

If it's possible that mutant gene was hereditary it could end up creating a favourable breed i bet. Just look how many dog breeds nowadays have hair like that.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

He may be the first of a new breed.  I wonder if his owners will try to mate him.  He looks like one of those fancy chickens with wild feathers.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

How sweet is that?! I'm sure he could produce a favorable breed if he can pass that gene on. All feathers and a little beak.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

Little cutie! :wub:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

I want one :wub: , I agree with those that say this could be the start of a great breed - at least as a domestic pet, can't see it surviving in the wild very well, soooo cute.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:03 AM

View PostLilly, on 29 April 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

Aww...he's adorable, like a little feather duster. :wub:
You nailed it. Feather duster parakeets are a rare mutation of parakeets. They're usually  short lived.
(Dunno if it mentions it in the vid, all I can get out of it is some stills before my window locks up.)

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

What a sweetheart!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

View PostShadowSot, on 30 April 2012 - 04:03 AM, said:

You nailed it. Feather duster parakeets are a rare mutation of parakeets. They're usually  short lived.
(Dunno if it mentions it in the vid, all I can get out of it is some stills before my window locks up.)

So they die quickly? That's sad!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Very cool bird. I want one. Looks just like me in the morning, LOL

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

...idk if id want one  but i wouldnt mind holding it lil cutie ~_^

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