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Jubilee Macaw

Picture of a pair of Jubilee Macaws (siblings)Jubilee Macaw - sibling hybrid macawsJubilee MacawPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Michael Klotovich

   The Jubilee Macaw is not only beautiful, but has a double dose of the gentle, good-natured Green-winged Macaw!

   The Jubilee Macaws are a cross between a Harlequin Macaw (hybrid) and a Green-winged Macaw. With the Harlequin Macaw (having a Blue and Gold Macaw and a Green-winged Macaw for parents) you have a macaw that is a real beauty and good natured. Crossing the Harlequin Macaw with the Green-winged Macaw can make for an even more affectionate, energetic, and attractive youngster.

   Hybrid macaws are bred for color. The Jubilee Macaws are second generation hybrid macaws. Because they are a mixture of more than one type of macaw, the offspring are influenced by the traits and characteristics of both of its parents. Father's have the dominant gene, so this will generally influence the offspring's coloration and overall appearance. The Jubilee Macaw inherits its gorgeous coloring from these two striking parents, and is strongly influenced by the double dose of Greenwing.

   This second generation hybrid macaw was developed from these crossings:

   The behavior and temperament of hybrid macaws are more unpredictable and uncertain than the coloration.  Jubilee Macaws can all be good "talkers" as are the parents. If handled by a variety of people and by both sexes when young, they will tend to be friendly to others rather than to just one person or one gender. However with every macaw, as with people, will have their own personality. But they can be a very affectionate, inquisitive, and fun pet that is beautiful.

   See hybrid information, breeding combinations, and photos of hybrid macaws on the Hybrid Macaws page.

For information about the care of Macaws see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Macaw


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Scientific name:

   The Jubilee Macaw is a second generation hybrid macaw. It is a cross between a Harlequin Macaw hybrid and a Green-winged Macaw Ara chloroptera.

Distribution:

   ThIs is a captive bred hybrid macaw. Hybrid macaws are rarely found in the wild.

Picture of a pair of Jubilee Macaws (siblings)
Sibling Jubilee Macaws

Description:

   The breeders of these youngsters call them "Jubilee Macaws", as they could find no other know common names assigned to this hybrid up to this time.
   Both parents of the Jubilee Macaw contribute to the striking colors of their offspring. Because the father's have the dominant gene, this will influence their final appearance. The father of these youngsters is the Harlequin Macaw. Even still, you can see a bit of a difference in the final coloration.
   Some of its characteristics influenced by the Green-winged Macaw are that it can be a large bird, with the head and beak shape more typical of the Green-winged. A green back with a bronze cast is from the influence of the Harlequin Macaw.

Size - Weight:

   A full sized macaw, they can get over 2 lbs. Lengths up to 86 cm (34 inches).

Care and feeding:

   A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat. See About Macaws: Housing and About Macaws: Care and Feeding for more information.

Social Behaviors:

   The Jubilee typically takes on the natural docile side of the Green-winged with some of the natural clownish personality of the Harlequin Macaw (the word harlequin is defined as 'clown').
   They are a typical macaw. Can be cranky at times and may even be a one person bird or only like men or women unless well socialized. To have a well rounded bird that enjoys more that one person, make sure it is well socialized with lots of folks. See About Macaws: Social Behaviors for information on developing a well rounded friendly macaw. (Also information on handling and activities)

Breeding/Reproduction:

   This is a hybrid and it use to be that they were generally not bred, however the breeding of hybrids is becoming more common. See About Macaws: Macaw Breeding, Bird Reproduction - Baby Macaws for information on breeding macaws.

Sexual differences:


   No visible differences in the sexes.

Potential Problems:

   Can be noisy (as can all macaws). See About Macaws: Potential Problems for information on illnesses.

Availability:

These birds are occasionally available and are expensive. There are more and more macaw breeders however, so finding these macaws for sale becomes easier as they become more common.

Author: Clarice Brough, CAS

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