If you're a fan of the Pyrrhura, which includes the green-cheeked and maroon-bellied conures, there's now an organization for you, the Pyrrhura Breeders Association. The goal of the organization is to share information and knowledge about the individual species and sub-species and to establish studbooks for the rarer species. They are presently compiling studbook information for the painted conure, souance conure and black-capped conure.
The Pyrrhura Breeders Association emphasizes its online format, which can be visited at http://pyrrhurabreedersassociation.hypermart.net/, and publishes a quarterly newsletter with informative articles on species, nutrition and breeding, as well as classified ads for members only. The Pyrrhura Breeders Association will meet for the first time at the annual convention of the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) on August 4, 2000 taking place in Los Angeles, California. For more information, contact: Pyrrhura Breeders Association, P.O. Box 621, Goddard, Kansas 67052; RAZBIRD1@aol.com or call (316) 794-2373.