Rare Black Galah Sighting on Eyre Peninsula

This is a very interesting report on the sighting and photo of a rare genetic happening, a Black Galah.

This Black Galah is a melanistic mutation, the colour was brought about by the gene that is responsible for the grey family pigment which has created the darker colour. These melanistic mutations appear to be mostly black but closer inspection will show the black is masking some of the colour that the bird already possesses, making you think that there is more than one colour family pigment involved, as well as the obvious black areas. To date most black bird mutations have the genetic inheritance of Recessive! In the future I look forward to a Black Gouldian Finch Mutation, giving breeders the chance to use them with other grey family pigment mutations.


The problem that was between Mr T and Myself, has thankfully been resolved!