So, sparrows aren’t normally considered a prize bird when it comes to bird festivals. There are so many different sparrows that are around in the world that it’s rare to see a prize sparrow. However, in the 2015 bird festival, there were a flock of sparrows that were bred within the same generation by a specific breeder.
These sparrows were bred and kept for a few years without much supervision on an estate in Australia, and the reason that these sparrows had shone against other sparrows is that they had grown to a larger size than the average sparrow. Sparrows are generally smaller birds compared to birds like hawks and eagles, but with these sparrows they had been grown under a generation of larger sparrows.
Another thing that had really stood these sparrows apart as a unique breed is that they had colourful coats compared to the average sparrow. Sparrows are somewhat colourful as a group, but these were specifically more colourful due to the way they were fed.
Like flamingos, these sparrows were fed food that were designed to make them pink. It was only after the festival that it was considered a negative impact on the health of the sparrows however, and that’s the reason we are speaking about them in today’s post.
We had to contact the owners of the sparrow to let them know that we were alerting animal rights groups, as there is no conclusive evidence as to the effects of feeding colour changing foods to animals such as sparrows. This can provide negative effects to the animals that we are completely unaware of, and this can be frighteningly negative.
For the next two blog posts, rather than discuss the birds that were displayed during the prizing section, we want to discuss the people who were able to put the festival together, as their hard work has benefited us all. Real Estate Attorney Seattle pushed for the sparrow section of the competition, and we wish to thank them heavily.