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Hey guys,

 

I've been reading about grey down on a chick, usually means the chick will be opaline.

 

Saw this myself with the first round from my: Light Green Dom Pied / Opaline Cock and Light Green Cin Hen. Didn't realise the cock was split til I got a Light Green Opaline Hen !!!. Hen had the grey down, and turned out as expected.

 

 

However second Round from the pair has produced a grey downed chick, and a white downed chick. The White down turned out to be a nice pied. The grey down has turned out to be a Green Normal ?

 

 

How does this happen, or is Grey down not just linked with Opaline ?

 

Does it mean he's a Cock and is Split Opaline ?

 

Any advice welcome.

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White down, not grey down, means opaline :)

 

If your cock is split and your hen is normal you will get:

 

Normal/opaline cocks

Normal cocks

Opaline hens

Normal hens

 

Does that help at all?

Edited by Amy S

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You have the down colours around the wrong way like Amy said.

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Grey down is for normals and some other varieties. White down is usually associated with Opaline. Dominant Pieds will have grey down but Danish and Dutch will have white down. Dilute alleles are an off white.

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Greywings also are an off white...not white and not grey, just a slightly dirtier white

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Thanks guys.

 

Just checked the pied (who's still feathering up) and low and behold it looks like its/she's opaline as well !??!? Should have held off a couple of days before asking.....

 

 

Well I knew down colour had something to do with it.......Stupid brain. blink.gif

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Greywings also are an off white...not white and not grey, just a slightly dirtier white

 

 

Well this explains why so many times I can't tell if the down is white or grey!

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