do you know if mutations happen in the wild. if not why are we trying to kill off the normal gouldian?
Yes, the yellow head green back and the black head green back mutations have been found in the wild. In fact I have read that the black head mutation out numbers the red head mutation in the wild, in spite of the fact that the red head is genetically dominant, and that the yellow heads are fewer in number than either of the other two.
Oh dear, I never looked at in that way. I certainly don't want to kill off the normals. They are the strongest and the most beautiful to me. However, I suspect for many breeders finding and breeding or creating rare mutations is a challenge. I can think of no other reason.
Thank you for your question, Jeanie