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Artificial incubation of eggs is a common procedure in avian breeding programs.
This is the first release program for a passerine that has successfully incorporated all of the following techniques: collection of wild eggs, artificial incubation and hand-rearing, captive-breeding, and release and subsequent breeding of the released birds in native habitat.
Yu Yu, who is the offspring of Yang Yang and You You, also gifts from China, was the first ibis to be born through artificial incubation in Japan.
The two chicks were the fourth and the fifth hatched through artificial incubation at the sanctuary this year.
The center was home to the male and female ibises that produced Japan's first ibis bred in captivity, "Yu Yu," last year through artificial incubation at the Sado Crested Ibis Conservation Center on Sadogashima Island, Niigata Prefecture.
By saving chicks for breeding from those hatched at your own farm, either by natural or artificial incubation, you can develop a strain of chickens that do well in your own micro environment.
A crested ibis chick hatched Sunday night at a preservation center on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, becoming the first chick born this year and the fourth ever through artificial incubation of eggs at the center, prefectural officials said Monday.
Artificial incubation was successful and on March 3, 1983, the San Diego Zoo heralded the arrival of the first captive-hatched condor, an event that generated worldwide media attention.
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