MV0715 (Red Manokwari) x MV0704 (Poudre)
last edited 6/27/11
We hope to reinforce the incredible blue patterns of both parents with this pairing. The sire is a red neonate phase Manokwari from Bushmasters. The female is an unknown type also acquired from Bushmasters. She was clearly a red neonate and a mainland type animal.
Female began cycling October 1,2010
Copulation with male MV0715 observed November 24, 2010
Female shed December 26, 2010
Female began refusing food March 13, 2011
Swelling noticed in female March 20, 2011
Female began cruising and then entered the nest box April 21, 2011 and began spending nights in full beehive coils.
16 fertile eggs and 1slug laid May 1, 2011. NO PRELAY SHED. Female is showing signs of an RI and did not fully beehive the clutch.
274 g egg mass (without slug), 17 g/egg average
All eggs still viable as of May 21, 2011
9 red and 5 yellows beautiful neos hatched on June 24, 2011