The Harligold Macaw is a very pretty bird with a double dose of the intelligent, gentle natured Blue and Gold Macaw!
Hybrid macaws are bred for color, and the Harligold Macaw is a real beauty. This macaw is a second generation hybrid macaw. One of its parents, the Blue and Gold Macaw, is a species of naturally occurring macaws while the other, the Harlequin Macaw, is also a hybrid 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. The Blue and Gold macaw is renowned not only for its beauty and sweet nature, but also its speaking ability. While the other parent, the strikingly handsome ‘gentle giant’ Green-winged Macaw, lends its beauty and a very gentle, amiable nature. This second generation hybrid macaw was developed from these crossings:
- 1st – Blue and Gold Macaw crossed with a Green-winged Macaw = Harlequin Macaw
- 2nd – Harlequin Macaw crossed with a Blue and Gold Macaw = Harligold Macaw
Because hybrid macaws 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. Crossing the Harlequin Macaw with the Blue and Gold Macaw can make for a ‘double dose’ of the Blue and Gold’s wonderful qualities. The Harligold Macaw inherits its gorgeous coloring from these two striking parents and is strongly influenced by the Blue and Gold.
The behavior and temperament of hybrid macaws are more unpredictable and uncertain than the coloration. Harligold Macaws are a hybrid parrot that are very attractive with the intelligence and temperament of its parents. The pet Harligold should be quite trainable, learn to talk and do tricks, and have an amiable nature. These beauties can be a very affectionate, inquisitive, and fun companions. As with all macaws, they will require good socialization and consistent training to make good pets.
See hybrid information, breeding combinations, and photos of hybrid macaws on the Hybrid Macaws page.