question: ive been studying biology and we discussed mutant genes. including ones were females look more like males. turns out, these females can't have kids because they have a "male gene" so to speak. if eyesore has the plummage of a male and even the spurs (is that what you call them?) on the back of her legs like a male. does this mean she can't have kids?
but yes it does, her body simply just wouldn't release the right hormones and whatnot, she also has no maternal instinct, she also sometimes acts very territorial spreading neck feathers and using threatening postures like a male would, but shell also sometime line her nest with her own feathers like a brooding mother would
minkthefluffythingFeatured By OwnerMar 22, 2013Student Filmographer
eyesore is like my friends old bird. She thought it was a boy (cause it had male parakeet markings) but then it started laying eggs.... so its a girl.... how cool is that? (well i thought it was cool... things like that don't happen often)
yeah we thought my bird milshake was a girl because you cant tell gender on colour mutations like he was but when he started courting kes and kes starting laying fertile eggs we found out he was a boy.
thats why we had to sell em because the eggs kept dying before hatching because we didnt have the right facility for them and stuff though:<
This picture is amazing! ^w^ You are so amazing at drawing birds, it's just so.... ewieoghlieruwjklfvhbsrlewijookimjelly.
I do have a question about this species, though.. ..The females, in their teenage years, do their head fuzz behind their crest look like Eyesore's..? I don't mean in color, but, like.. I remember that she was different in appearance from 'normal' female pheasants... so.. I was jus wonderin' XD