head color

by Jodi
(Florida)

I am new to these beautiful birds so please ignore my ignorance I am learning...


I recently bought a female that was a black head white chest green back but she has molted and her head is now orange/blackish not black anymore why???

Also if I was to buy a male does it have to look like her? I am not sure if I can locate a male with split colors like that.

Confused?????? Thank you for your advice


Jodi


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Gouldians colors do frequently change a bit after a moult, but not always.

Sounds as though the bird you have, had a parent with a black head and the other parent had a yellow head.

Best to find a cock with either orange or black head color, but not red.

Females often have black feathers in their red or yellow masks.

Take a look at the tip of the bill. A yellow head or a black head split to yellow will show an orange tint at the tip of the usually.

Hope this helps, Jean


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Gouldians colors do frequently change a bit after a moult, but not always.
by: Jeannie F

Gouldians colors do frequently change a bit after a moult, but not always.

Sounds as though the bird you have, had a parent with a black head and the other parent had a yellow head.

Best to find a cock with either orange or
black head color, but not red.

Females often have black feathers in their
red or yellow masks.

Take a look at the tip of the bill. A yellow head or a black head split to yellow will show an orange tint at the tip of the usually.

Hope this helps, Jean

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