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What Do You Think "does He Have What It Takes"

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This light green opaline spangle is 6 weeks old and I think he is stunning. to me he has width of face and directional feather, he is also a good size bird as in big, he sits his flights well and sits on the perch well.

So all in all I don't get it.

I know he could have more feather as Greg is comparing him to a white DF cinn spangle which has a lot more feather because she is cinnamon

here are some photos

This is him a couple of weeks ago

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This is the whie df cinn spangle

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This Yellow DF spangle is the father to the white and half brother to the light green. I got best beginner woyh him and almost the diploma but he wouldn't perch he had enough by then.

Hoping to put him in the adult shield march 2009 if he gets seclected.

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To my novice eye, they both look lovely.

Doesnt the DF have too much suffusion for show? I am asking this as I have a white DF who has a lot of blue suffusion and he cant be shown because of it.

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No reason a DF with suffusion can't be shown but it would loose points for not conforming to the standard so it might not win unless it was an exceptional bird in all it's other points

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I love the DF... but I don't show so I can't really say which is best...

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MB is right, points are taken off for the suffusion.

You know when the first DF was discovered it was by Geoff Gardiner the the guy that came here and looked at my birds he was ans ANBC judge well he told me that is what the DF spangles looked like when first discovered, they had a blue or green bib but the stanard says they have to be pure white or yellow.

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Yeah someof he older members at my club were looking at my DF Ozzie who is almost identical to your one and saying what a shame the DF spangle had been turned into "just another yellow or white bird". They reckon we should go back to the days of the bib

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That must be an annoying part of the 'fancy' why do they do stuff like that. just makes it harder to recognise the different mutations...

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It means we have the inos, the Dark eyed clears, the DF spangles, the black eyes selfs all basically identical except for difference in the eyes/cere/foot colour, so until you get up close they might as well all be in the same class ;)

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Guess your right MB but it is a challenge to breed the without suffusion

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You know he has got more green or bright green since his moult from a young bird to an adult.

But I want to know what you all think about my baby . :rolleyes:

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I think he is lovely and well worth keeping to see how he matures. Lots of potential in him.

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Guess your right MB but it is a challenge to breed the without suffusion

Breeding DF spangles without suffusion can be done by using cinnamon spangles.

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Kaz is right. To get a good marked DF spangle you should use cinnamon opaline grey for the blue series and grey green for the green series.

The yellow DF pictured here father is a grey green opaline split cinnamon spangle and the mother is a sky blue spangle really colour wise bad mating.

 

The white DF the father is The yellow DF spangle pictured and cobalt opaline spangle bad mating colour wise.

 

But then last year I used green opaline cinnamon spangle hen with my green opaline cinnamon split cinnamon spangle cock and I white 2 pure white hens and 2 yellow DF cocks and the cocks both have suffusion but not as much as the one above.

So who knows

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Personally I really like the potential of the baby. It would be one I would hang onto and see how it develops.

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