Ruby Macaw = Scarlet Macaw X Green Wing Macaw
Scientific name: The Ruby Macaw is a first generation hybrid macaw. It is a cross between a Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) and a Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera).
Description: A Ruby Macaw is a hybrid macaw, which is a cross between two or more species of macaws. The Ruby Macaw specifically is a hybrid of the Scarlet Macaw and the Green-winged Macaw. These birds are known for their striking red and green plumage and are highly prized by bird enthusiasts and pet owners. They are often considered to be more docile and easier to train than their parent species, but, like all hybrid macaws, they are not recognized as a distinct species by ornithological organizations. They can make good pets if they receive proper care, socialization, and training.
In the mating pair, the male has the dominate gene. Often times the overall coloration of the Ruby Macaw can be very similar to the Green-winged Macaw and they are often mistakenly thought to be a Green-winged Macaw. Coloration varies however, even in babies from the same clutch.
If the male parent is a Green-winged Macaw - The offspring will generally have the same size body and head as the father. What distinguishes the Ruby from the Green-winged father is the center band of feathers. These feathers can be a mixture of varying amounts of yellows and oranges, and they can be edged with different shades of yellows and oranges.
If the male parent is a Scarlet Macaw - The offspring will generally have the head and body size of a Scarlet. The amount and coloration of the facial feathers will also generally be more similar to those of the respective father. There is very little facial feathering on the offspring of a Scarlet father.
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