I've heard somewhere that there is an African bird that looses its red coloring in the rain. Does anybody know if this is true? What's the bird's name and does the red color come back?
#68234. Asked by kisstherainbow. (Jul 14 06 1:54 PM)
Red German Rollers are often called 'Red Factors' and are actually a cross between a Black Hooded Siskin and a German Roller Canary. These birds must be fed a red pigment to keep their red color. I use Roxanthin mixed in the drinking water. The red pigment is needed since the Siskin is the bird that gives the red color. The natural diet of the Siskin consists of crustaceans that are high in red colorings. This is natural for the bird and without its natural diet it's red color fades, like the pink flamingos which need a special diet rich in natural pigments. Without this diet the pink flamingo quickly loses its color. http://www.aaawebmaster.com/canary/types.htm
Jul 14 06, 2:48 PM
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