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I've been pretty swamped around here lately, and haven't had a lot of time to get on the forum. I also realized that I haven't really taken many photos of Finnie's latest clutch, and they are getting pretty old, already. So the other day I took a bunch, and of course, since the are mine, I think they are cute, so I thought I would share.:D

 

 

 

Oldest chick, male cobalt, either greywing or clearwing

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Second oldest, they are both the same.

 

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The third chick was born with plum eyes, so she is a cinnamon opaline greywing (or clearwing). Turning out to be yf2 sky blue.

 

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This is the fourth chick, she looks basically just like the third one, only she wasn't born with plum eyes, so she is just opaline greywing. Also yf2 sky blue.

 

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Chick 5 looks to be not opaline, so he must be a boy. (I didn't mention it, but the dad is an opaline, and Finnie is not, so sexing this clutch is a piece of cake.)

 

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There were 9 eggs, but three of them didn't hatch (1 DIS and 2 clear). So there was quite a gap between the 5th and 6th chicks. So chick number six is a full week younger than chick number 5 (And two weeks younger than chick 1.)

 

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Too soon to tell what this baby is, but look at what a good feeder Finnie is!

 

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Now for some group shots.

 

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This will likely be the last time I breed Finnie. She's over three years old now, and these chicks make 20 she's had over 4 clutches. Since she's my first hen ever and is very special to me, I think she deserves a well earned retirement. I guess I should hunt up some photos of her and Flynn, the father. But I don't think I have them on Photobucket, so it might take me a while to get those on here.

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Wow :) Nice to see Finnie's babies :) They're so cute :wub:

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Well done Finnie. Great shots and the chicks look lovely

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Thanks, guys! Good thing you posted, cuz I think I was over my photo limit there.:D

 

 

 

I found some, although they are not really ideal photos. Flynn is yf2 dilute (at least, I hope dilute) sky blue. I chose him for Finnie, because I thought it might clear up once and for all whether she was a full body color greywing. If so, and if Flynn is actually a dilute, then the chicks will all be split for dilute, and I should be able to tell whether they are clearwings or greywings. (In theory, anyway :P )

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I understand the over the limit photo thing. I am waiting for someone to respond in my thread so I can post more pics

 

Why did you think putting Flynn with Finnie would help? Personally I think it is just made it more confusing as he has so many mutations going on.

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They are simply adorable Finnie! wub.gif

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Pretty chicks Finnie

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They are all beautiful Finnie! Love seeing your photos - you always take such good ones.

 

The youngest one (I THINK) is a hen. White down = Opaline, plus the cere looks the same colour my babies had when they were tiny and turned out to be hens :) The rest of her mutation - can't tell till she feathers up a bit :D

 

They're all soooo adorable!

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Thank you for all your compliments, everybody. :)

 

 

I understand the over the limit photo thing. I am waiting for someone to respond in my thread so I can post more pics

 

Why did you think putting Flynn with Finnie would help? Personally I think it is just made it more confusing as he has so many mutations going on.

 

Sorry I had to post and run yesterday, Dave. I was actually reading your thread to catch up on it, so I could have posted in there for you. But then just as I got to the part about Tess being sick, I had a daughter bugging me for the computer to do homework. I tried to put her off and keep reading, but it was getting late, and I had to log off.

 

And now, just as soon as I log on again, another daughter is calling me to get picked up from somewhere, so I have to run off again.

 

But as for Flynn, I could have done without the yf2 and the opaline, but I was hoping that if he is dilute, like I think he is, and Finnie is a greywing/clearwing combo, then all the chicks will be either greywing/dilute or clearwing/dilute, and then hopefully I would be able to see a visual difference between the two. I don't know if opaline will mess that up, but at least I should be able to tell from the males, unless they all turn out to be the same.

 

Hey, I still haven't gotten a chance to read more about Tess. I hope she is going to be okay. I'll have to go straight to your journal next time I get a chance to get on the forum.

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Chicks look dilute to me :)

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That's what I thought Kaz but the body colour is a bit rich for dilute so they must be grey wing, I am probably wrong though.lol

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You know, they look pretty pale, to me, too. So I was thinking that maybe it's because they are so young? Maybe they will get darker as they get older? (That's what happened to Finnie when she went through her first molt. Her body color AND her grey markings both got darker.)

 

Well, if they do end up as dilutes, that will still tell me something about Finnie. She's obviously not a visual dilute herself. If she is split to dilute, then that rules out FBC greywing, leaving normal greywing/dilute and clearwing/dilute as the only choices left.

 

 

 

Oh, and now I have an awesome new surprise that I figured out about Finnie: She must be split to recessive pied!!!

 

At first when chick #4 started to feather up, I thought it was odd that it had a yellow splotch on its wing, and the back of its head is clear. And there's no dominant pied or clearflight pied anywhere near those parents, so I was thinking it must just have a bit of a "damaged" spot.

 

But then the sixth chick is now starting to get feathers, and I've never had a recessive pied chick before, so I'm not sure, but I think it must be:

 

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So I took another look at chick #4, and sure enough, it has clear areas around it's shoulders, and just look at its belly!

 

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I'm also starting to doubt whether chick #4 is opaline. Its wing markings are washed out, but I don't see any body color in them. What do you guys think?

 

 

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Hehe! The first one looks like a budgie mated with an echidna :wub:

 

 

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Well, it seems like time just flies. The oldest chick went to his home today. I did get some more recent photos of the chicks, and a few things got cleared up. The fourth chick turned out to be opaline after all. And #4 and #6 are both definitely recessive pieds. As for the two oldest boys being dilutes, I'll wait to decide. But looking back at those earlier photos, the chicks are darker than that in real life. So they may be just regular greywing after all. Once Photobucket gets done uploading, I will start the photo adding process....

 

For chicks 1 and 2, I really don't know which photo is of which chick, so here are photos of either/or and both:

 

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One and two are the ones on the right. (On the left is chick 3. She looks extra pale, because she is both cinnamon AND greywing.)

 

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Same three again. Chick one IS a little bit darker than chick 2, but here I think it's just the bright lights that are washing the one out that is closer to the lamp.

 

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Here they are with mom Finnie between them.

 

 

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And here they are with chick 5, the yellowface.

 

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Chick 3 is pretty well represented above, so I'll move on to chick #4:

 

 

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That's chick #6 to the left of her, and dad Flynn, by the wall.

 

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Here's chick #5:

 

 

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And another one of chick #6:

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So that means that both parents had to be split recessive pieds!

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Right! :)

 

 

Those chicks are molting now. I should get some updated photos after they're done.

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They're gorgeous! I love those colours :)

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Thank you. :)

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Very pretty nest of chicks Finnie. :)

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Wow. They are so cute :)

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