I can remember as a child looking at wild Indian Ringnecks and being fascinated by a simple green ringneck. In my eyes, these birds were the most stunning I had ever seen. The hints of blue, green, yellow, pink, and black made them an amazing specimen to look at. It was not until I got older did I realize they came in many colors. I can still remember seeing my first yellow Indian Ringneck. I had no idea a yellow ringneck could be just as amazing as a green ringneck–I was captivated.
Upon further research, I was amazed at how much work breeders put into breeding mutations. Literally, a good breeder will take detailed notes, study genetics, wait roughly three years to pair young juvenile birds, and wait for the genetic lotto to strike. Simply put, it is an art and it can take a lifetime producing some of the most exotic and beautiful specimens ever seen. I know I am always amazed when a new mutation turns up in the market–just when I thought we were done–i am left amazed again and again.
With that being said, I am developing the largest mutation catalog in the world. Thankfully so many wonderful members here have submited their photos for our directoty. If you wish to add to the mutation catalog, please e-mail me the mutation of your ringneck and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.