The Sunset Macaw is a first generation macaw, meaning its parents are two species of naturally occurring macaws. Its parents are the Blue and Gold Macaw and the Red-fronted Macaw. Because they 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.
The Sunset macaw has a great personality. It has the Blue & Gold Macaw characteristics which make for the best all around personality and a good speaking ability. Add to the kind and loving personality of the Red-fronted Macaw and you have one of the smartest well mannered birds.