Hemingway” is a Calico Macaw with the parents being a Green-winged Macaw and a Military Macaw. At only three month old Hemingway is still just a youngster. Hybrid macaws will inherit the personalities of both the parents. In the case of a Calico Macaw like Hemingway, this makes for a very sweet, affectionate, and captivating pet.
Hybrid macaws are bred for color. The Calico Macaw is a first generation hybrid macaw, meaning its parents are two species of naturally occurring macaws.The Green-winged Macaw has been has long been a favorite pet bird for both its beauty and its good personality. The Military Macaw is also a favorite with a good temperament, very trainable and highly intelligent.
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. However the behavior and temperament are more unpredictable.
The parentage of the Calico Macaw is a good mix for a pet bird, a hybrid parrot that is very attractive. With the intelligence and temperament of it parents, it should also be quite trainable, learn to talk and do tricks, and have an amiable nature. As with all macaws, they will require good socialization and consistent training to make good pets.