Red Factor Sun Conure

This mutation can cause a bird to have varying amounts of red. Extreme amounts of red (usually gotten by breeding two full red factors together) result in a “bronze factor” (pictured second). These bronze factors are darker in coloration, having notably brown-colored wings. Although they appear healthy at first, chicks at 8+ weeks begin experiencing intense neurological problems and organ failure. This was proven when multiple autopsies on deceased chicks revealed severe brain legions and metabolic issues. This prevents them from being able to control their movements, making eating, perching, and related behaviors extremely difficult or impossible.

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