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Old 02-08-2021, 04:36 PM
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Is this signs of the ring developing?

Hi my Alexandrine is some where around 4 months old. I noticed feather under the neck turn dark, however I was told that the ring doesn't appear till 18months...please experts can you'll advice. I have attached the photo for visual reference. TIA

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Old 02-08-2021, 07:54 PM
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Re: Is this signs of the ring developing?

Hello and welcome to the forum!
Sorry I can't help tho.
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Re: Is this signs of the ring developing?

Hi, no that is what is called a shadow ring. Both sexes get them as youngsters. It doesn't give you any information on gender. That is definitely a young bird too.

You'll have to wait I'm afraid! 18 months is a little early for a ring, but some males will get it then. It will probably appear as a few jet black feathers around the lower beak and then just keep coming!
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