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Old 02-22-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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Good to know it is a Cardinal if I ever see one. Do you suppose all the other Cardinals laugh and call him names?
Only if he has a red beak...
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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He's handsome, but can he get a date?
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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He's handsome, but can he get a date?
I've been wondering the same thing. Mutations often don't find breeding partners.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I've been wondering the same thing. Mutations often don't find breeding partners.
Perhaps a canary? haha. Cardinary.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Beautiful!


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Good to know it is a Cardinal if I ever see one. Do you suppose all the other Cardinals laugh and call him names?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcKDdfCSCho
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Serious question: I wonder how the local goldfinches will react to this bird (especially during goldfinch breeding season, when the males color up)? It would be ironic if female cardinals want onthing to do with him, while female goldfinches find him attractive.
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Old 02-23-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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Perhaps a canary? haha. Cardinary.

LOL.

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Serious question: I wonder how the local goldfinches will react to this bird (especially during goldfinch breeding season, when the males color up)? It would be ironic if female cardinals want onthing to do with him, while female goldfinches find him attractive.

Then would their offspring be cardifinches or finchcards?

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Old 02-23-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Then would their offspring be cardifinches or finchcards?
You get to pick!

Sadly, I think their offspring would be nonexistent, as Cardinals and Goldfinches are not closely related species.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:53 AM
 
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I'm wondering if this is a female with a genetic mutation. If so, she might attract quite a few males during breeding season.
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:08 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I'm wondering if this is a female with a genetic mutation. If so, she might attract quite a few males during breeding season.
From the article in the OP's link.

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Auburn University biology professor Geoffrey Hill said the cardinal in the photos is an adult male in the same species as the common red cardinal, but carries a genetic mutation that causes what would normally be brilliant red feathers to be bright yellow instead.
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