Only bred in captivity, it is very rare to find a harlequin macaw in the wild.
This bird is known as a first-generation hybrid because it comes from two "true" species of macaw, the Blue and Gold Macaw and the Greenwing Macaw.
The result is a bird with the coloring and characteristics of both parent birds.
Blue and Gold Macaws are normally 33 inches from beak to tail feathers. They typically weigh over 2 pounds.
My Blue and Gold Macaw that's the male (Father) is 41 inches from beak to tail feathers and weighs 3 3/4 pounds.
Greenwing Macaws are normally 40 inches from beak to tail feathers. They typically weigh 3 3/4 pounds.
Greenwing macaws are the second largest species of macaws in the world and has earned the name Gentle Giants.
My Greenwing Macaw that's the female (Mother) is 40 inches from beak to tail feathers and weights 3 1/2 pounds.
While no two birds are the same, the cross from my pair will produce fairly large birds.
Size can range from 35 ~ 40 inches long from beak to tip of tail feathers as an adult. With a wingspan of 49 inches or more.
Weighing around 2 1/2 ~ 3 3/4 pounds.
Temperament: They're known for having a laid-back and affectionate personalities. Harlequins are a good choice for those who would like a large bird with a calm demeanor. Highly intelligent and strikingly beautiful, comical yet affectionate. Tends to do well with families. They thrive on socialization and a lot of interaction with other birds or people. With good speech abilities they can develop a vocabulary of 15 or so words with training. They can be taught fun tricks like waving, dancing, fetching, and more.
Always do your homework before purchasing any bird to make sure it'll fit in with your family life.
Birds have feelings too and a big heart. Lets give them the love and affection that they all deserve.
So in picking out a good bird starts here. I give the birds so much love and affection that the birds learn to give that right back to you. When it's time for them to go into their new homes they have already started trying to talk. The first word coming from here is Mama. Melts your heart to hear that.
The price may seem high but when you're getting a healthy bird from the right breeder it's worth it. I raise my own birds here, I don't go out and buy them. This is an Awesome pair that give such amazing babies. Babies normally wean around 15-19 weeks of age. Plenty of time for you to make payments if you need too.