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Red, Plum And Black Eyes In New Chicks

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**KAZ**    0

For the new breeders who don't yet know about how to recognise what you have in the nestbox by the appearance of a newly hatched chicks eyes.

 

Ino's ......Lutino, Creamino or Yellowface Albino and Albino all begin with red eyes. This can be seen in a newly hatched chick so you know right from the beginning that you have an ino chick. The actual appearance is kind of like they have no visible eye under the skin of the eyelid. Its very much a bright red under the pink of the skin.

 

redeyedchick1.jpg

 

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Two red eyed chicks and a dark eyed

redeyedchick3.jpg

 

all red eyed

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red eyed newly hatched chick DSCF5903.jpg

 

 

PLUM eyed Chicks

Plum eyes appear in a nestbox when you have either recessive pied inheritance or cinnamon.

A Plum eyed chick ( front ) with its dark eyed sibling

plumeyedchick1.jpg

 

 

and the difference between plum and red eyes.....

 

RED eyes

redeyedchick4.jpg

plumeyedchick1.jpg

Plum eyes and black

ADDED TO FAQ - ALL PICS UPLOADED TO BBC PHOTOBUCKET FAQ Article

Edited by **KAZ**

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splat    0

Good post Kaz :)

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Jodie    0

I never knew recessive's get plum eyes too :)

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Elly    0

excellent post you know where this is going :)

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JimmyBanks    0

me either Jodie but you learn something new every day...

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**Liv**    0

Great post - super clear photos showing the difference in colour :D

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Sunnie    0

Yes it has helped me to know what to look for a bit more in plum eyes. Red eyes you cant miss :D

Thanks Kaz :D

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Neville    0

Excellent post. The pictures explain it very clearly

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**KAZ**    0
Excellent post. The pictures explain it very clearly

Thankyou Neville :D

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Daz    0

Excelent post Kaz.. Can you check with Gary as I've been told that DF Spangle chicks are also born with plum eyes. I have DFs in the nest but with my eyes, I can see it.

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**KAZ**    0
Excelent post Kaz.. Can you check with Gary as I've been told that DF Spangle chicks are also born with plum eyes. I have DFs in the nest but with my eyes, I can see it.

I will check ;)

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deb    0

I thought that df spangles were born with plum eyes, i have had one born with plum eyes and i think MB has had one as well.

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**KAZ**    0

DF spangles can carry cinnamon though, which would account for plum eyes and we need to check it out. ;)

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deb    0
DF spangles can carry cinnamon though, which would account for plum eyes and we need to check it out. ;)

 

 

It will interesting to find out what it does exactly mean, i could have some spangles carrying cinnamon then.

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lynneski    0

Thanks Kaz, now I know what I'm looking at. You learn something new every day on here....it's great.

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*libby*    0

And Add DF spangles kaz, they definatly come with plum eyes ;)

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RIPbudgies    0

DF Spangles are born with plum eyes.

 

Add brownwing to the red eye category as the picture in my siggy shows.

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GenericBlue    0
DF Spangles are born with plum eyes.

 

Add brownwing to the red eye category as the picture in my siggy shows.

 

rip how do you tell a brown wing when its matured

i have a spangle 2 year old no spot on head just spangle lite green its got brown eyes and its irise ring is also brown you can just see it it is their could it be a full spangled winged rec pied or a brown wing spangle although its wings look black to me ???

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Finnie    0

This is extremely timely!! I was planning to do a search about plum eyes, because I have a new cock that I have been trying to figure out. (sorry, no pics yet)

 

He's all yellow, so either DF spangle or DEC. He's obviously NOT lutino, but his eyes have a slight reddish cast, which I take to be plum.

All along I thought he had iris rings, but it's been very hard to tell.

 

So that was what was confusing me, because I didn't think plum eyes and iris rings could come in combination with each other.

 

I am very happy to read this and find out that DF spangles can also have plum eyes!

 

So if I have it straight, we have:

 

plum eyes with no rings means recessive pied. (Or dark eyed clear if solid yellow or white.)

plum eyes with iris rings means cinnamon. (Or double factor spangle if solid yellow or white.)

 

And DF spangle could also have the plum eyes because of masking cinnamon.

 

Now I know what to look for!

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**KAZ**    0

Concensus is DF spangles are hatched with plum eyes :(

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Ratzy    0

I had somebody telling somebody their white bird with red eyes and no markings was a 'white recessive'. They also said that true albinos have blue-purple eyes.

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**KAZ**    0
I had somebody telling somebody their white bird with red eyes and no markings was a 'white recessive'. They also said that true albinos have blue-purple eyes.

Well they knew nothing then didnt they Ratzy :(

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nubbly5    0

Really? DF spangles hatched with plum eyes? As adults they have BLACK eyes - I mean BLACK and not the faintly plum eye (described as "dark" in the standard) of a cinnamon. We are not getting confused with the fact that a huge amount of DF spangles these days are bred from cinnamons are we?

 

Even Terry Martin gives the DF Spangle an alternative name of BLACK-eyed clear. AND makes the distinction between that and a Dark-eyed clear which is born with plum eyes.

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**KAZ**    0
Really? DF spangles hatched with plum eyes? As adults they have BLACK eyes - I mean BLACK and not the faintly plum eye (described as "dark" in the standard) of a cinnamon. We are not getting confused with the fact that a huge amount of DF spangles these days are bred from cinnamons are we?

Could be that they carry cinnamon too :(

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