Nanday Conure Forum

Message #3383. This is a followup to #3378.

Name:Sam
Date:Wednesday July 27, 2005 8:51:49 am MDT
Subject:Re: dark eye ring
Message:Bruce Byfield wrote:
> "Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any mention of this observation in any literature about Nandays, so I can only go on what I've seen."

---I remember something published years ago on 'dark' nandays. Maybe the AFA magazine? Anyways, diet was one of the theories put forward on why the very occassional import should have dark eyerings. Stress was another theory, as was exposure to UV. Then there was the idea the dark eyering was a rare but normal color variation. There was even the suggestion dark nandays were a distinct subspecies, a subspecies with small numbers limited to a specific area.

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