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Merlee 08-27-2013 06:06 PM

Magna Double Yellow Heads
Does anybody here own a magna double yellow head? I was surfing CL for a DYH and wondered if anybody would know if they had a magna just by looking at it. Are they really rare and can only be acquired through a breeder? I sure would like to have one. :32:

henpecked 08-27-2013 06:49 PM

Re: Magna Double Yellow Heads
Wish i did, that and a Tres maria. There's a Tres Maria outside of a local store who is a sweet heart and so pretty.

JerseyWendy 08-28-2013 04:59 AM

Re: Magna Double Yellow Heads
Have a look at my Avatar. That was Quincy, a Magna. And in my signature is Sam, he's also a Magna, but he's still VERY young, just now a little over a year :)

They are magnificent birds, no doubt about it.

I can post more pictures, if you like.

Merlee 08-28-2013 05:37 AM

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See I would not know one if it was right in front of me and I have always admired yours. Lol. Yes, please post more pictures. I would like to add one more bird to my flock and it will be a DYH. I surf the Internet, but would love an older one. For it to be a magna would be icing on the cake. Most birds I have seen are under 10 years old. I really would like to see a comparison between the common DYH and a magna as they mature just so I am more educated about what I am looking at because now they look the same. By looking at pictures and looking at the amount of yellow on the head, what should I be looking for?

JerseyWendy 08-28-2013 06:07 AM

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Magnas are "supposed" to be a bit bigger than DYH, have extensive red and yellow on their shoulders, and in mature birds, the yellow extends over their entire head, and yellow thighs.

This is my Sam. He's right around 1 in these pictures:

And this was my Quincy (Sam's full brother)

JerseyWendy 08-28-2013 06:22 AM

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Here are some pictures that were taken of Quincy in 2006, he was 2 years old then.

JerseyWendy 08-28-2013 06:38 AM

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Here are some links for you, Denise :)

Yellow-headed Amazon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot

Extreme Magna Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrots by The Feather Tree

Merlee 08-28-2013 01:37 PM

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Thank you for the link for the magnas. It's incredible to see how much color it has at such a young age compared to a standard double yellow head. I have never seen one such as those pictured.

Merlee 08-28-2013 03:05 PM

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Looking at this picture, what type is this?

Double Yellow Head Amazon Parrot

I'm not going to pursue this, just wondering because it has a lot of red on the top of the wings.

JerseyWendy 08-28-2013 03:25 PM

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He doesn't look to be a Magna. His entire head should be yellow at 8 years.

Please remember, there is still much controversy whether Magna is a valid subspecies. Some believe a Magna is no other than an Amazona ochrocephala oratrix, who is possibly from a different region.

Double Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot (Amazona oratrix)

You can also check out THIS site. They are breeders of Magnas, and their 2 pairs are truly magnificent. :)

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