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I used to have a breeding pair of cinnamon red fronts, but a stray dog got in my yard and broke down the aviary and - bye-bye! Will you sell them out of the nest? I've been hand feeding parrots for about 10 yrs, and breeding for about 5. I live in San Diego and would be willing to drive to LA if we can hook something up. Alternatively, do you know anyone in San Diego that has them? Thanks! Glad I found your page.

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I used to have a breeding pair of cinnamon red fronts, but a stray dog got in my yard and broke down the aviary and - bye-bye!

Yikes!

I haven't really been able to find kaks since. I know you don't have any available at this time, but how much are yours?

I usually sell them for around $100. It's weird- no one has any, they're pretty rare and yet their prices are so cheap. It's my unofficial mission in life to make these guys known to everybody.

Will you sell them out of the nest? I've been hand feeding parrots for about 10 yrs, and breeding for about 5.

Normally I might to someone with your experience, but to tell the truth I've had problems with my kaks before. I don't know if you've ever read about this (I've only found it in a few sources) but sometimes entire kak clutches will die for no specific reason. No one knows what causes it. I personally believe it to be a genetic defect caused by inbreeding. Kaks seem to be inbred a lot in the U.S. and there are a couple other traits that have popped up because of it (low clutch size and baldness). My goal is to find at least 3 completely unrelated pairs to breed. The trouble I had was with my old pair. I have a new pair now but haven't been able to test them out yet. I'm up at college and just now got back into breeding. I was thinking of bringing my kaks when I visit my parents Memorial weekend. Anyway I wouldn't feel comfortable selling unweaned chicks unless I knew them to be healthy and free of problems.

I live in San Diego and would be willing to drive to LA if we can hook something up. Alternatively, do you know anyone in San Diego that has them?

I don't know of any bird resources below L.A. so I can't give you anyone in San Diego. I can give you the ones I do know though. When I bought my aviary from California Cageworks one of the guys there (I believe the manager) had a ton of young red-fronts for sale. I've also seen them from time to time at Everybody's Bird Mart (usually 4 times a year, Pomona Fair Grounds) but those usually aren't of very good quality. Magnolia Bird Farm (in Anaheim and Riverside) usually has one or two (again, not always good quality, though I did snag my new awesome male there, he's a jem). I've also seen them for sale in the AFA Fast ADs, usually pieds. I also managed to find one breeder link though it looks like all they have are lutinos (and those can be darn expensive). I should be checking out some more birds marts soon and picking up business cards. I'll send you anything I can come up with.

Thanks! Glad I found your page.

Your welcome! I hope some of this info helps.

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