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A research paper was published by Dr. Sarah Pryke (researcher at Save the Gouldian Fund) with some interesting conclusions regarding female mate selection with respect to head color. The research, in a nutshell, shows that RH females will bias the ratio of the sex of their offspring towards males if paired with a BH or OH partner. They are also shown to have smaller clutches, less fertility, and high offspring mortality (particularly in the hens) when paired to mis-matched mates! This has significant implications when it comes to captive breeding programs and selective pairings between mis-matched head colors. Click here for the full research paper.
I started this website in an effort to pass on information I have learned regarding Gouldian Genetics and Breeding. Along the way, I have found many valuable websites, forums, and suppliers that have been crucial to my success. Hopefully you will find this information useful to your program, as well! The most important thing is to find what works for your birds; so if you do not find it here, I hope the websites available on the Links page may help you instead.
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