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I brought a Violet Greywing cock yesterday, what do you guys think of him? Strengths/Weakness'?

and also if I bred him with my Cinnamon Lacewing, what would I get? a good sized bird/showable?

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/S...le/RIMG3331.jpg

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/S...le/RIMG3331.jpg

 

Lacewing hen:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/S...cs/RIMG2421.jpg

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I brought a Violet Greywing cock yesterday, what do you guys think of him? Strengths/Weakness'?

and also if I bred him with my Cinnamon Lacewing, what would I get? a good sized bird/showable?

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/S...le/RIMG3331.jpg

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/S...le/RIMG3331.jpg

 

Lacewing hen:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd279/S...cs/RIMG2421.jpg

 

 

okay Squeak......

 

Violet greywing to me looks more like a strongly marked clearwing rather than a greywing. Usually for greywings the markings are a darker grey than this. Having said that though he is pretty decent if he is either a greywing or a clearwing. Nice deportment and a reasonable head for either of these varieties but with heavy wing carriage.

 

Mating him to a lacewing hen........????? Well the lacewing hens markings to start with are very poor. She should have stronger cinnamon markings on her wings and tail. She is okay but has only average deportment and strikes me as a bit on the "dumpy" side. Reasonable feather but not great and a shortish mask.

 

To be honest I'm not sure you will gain anything by combining these 2 varieties. All the babies will be split for clearwing (or greywing) and all the cocks will also be split for lacewing but all will appear visually as normals. The only interest will be from the colour and you can't tell if the hen is a blue or a grey or if she is a dark factor. Personally I don't think this is a great pairing in a variety sense.

 

On a purely bird basis it's okay but you are not really going any way to improving the qualities of either bird although the wing carriage of the lacewing should help the clearwing.

 

Also just remember too that it's sometimes really hard to see the "real" bird from a small photo so if I've got it wrong please forgive me.

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