Hybrid Temneh and Congo??
Posted: 12 January 2010 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The pet store near where I live has a young grey the ales staff says is a cross between a Timneh and a Congo.  Has anyone ever heard of that?  Are they ever found in the wild and if not, does this create an an ethical problem?

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Posted: 13 January 2010 02:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Any hybrid is an ethical problem. cool smile

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Posted: 15 January 2010 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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They occur. Although not very often. Look much like the “Congo”.

Hybrids need to be loved as well.

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Posted: 05 February 2010 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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They do occur in nature then?  That’s quite interesting. The one in the pet shop is almost indistinguishable from a Congo.  He has the same dark mandible, and is as large as a CAG, but retains the darker coloring on the back and has a maroon-ish tail.

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Posted: 05 February 2010 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Their ranges do not naturally overlap. So they would not hybridise naturally.

Juniper writes: feral population occurs with nominate at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

In this introduced distribution hybrids might occur. But we know nothing of this population. I like to know more.

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