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I Have A Couple Of Questions About Pink Feet And Mutations.

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From what I have been told, and read on several articles, Cinnamons, the Pieds, Inos, Fallows always have pink feet and most other mutations are supposed to have bluish grey coloured feet.

 

I have Cinnamon Dilute, Full Bodied Greywing, Normal, Opalines, Greywing and a Dominant Pied in my flock.

 

Only my male Opaline has a bluish grey feet. All others have Pink Feet!

 

Cinnamon Dilute and the Dominant Pied are expected to have pink feet so that's all right. But then why do others have that?

 

All my Girls:

 

Cinnamon Dilute Yellowface 2 Skyblue, Greywing Cobalt and Opaline Mauve, with their pink feet.

 

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The Boys with their Pink Feet:

 

FBC Greywing Violet Cobalt, Dominant Pied Violet Skyblue, Normal Yellowface 2 Violet Skyblue.

 

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Sky

 

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Emmett

 

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Winter

 

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Only this guy has them bluish black/grey coloured.

 

Opaline Skyblue (Milo)

 

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The colour of the feet is due to presence of melanin. Some varieties are produced by a change in melanin production ie Cinnamon, Ino, Lacewing. Some although change melanin in the body do not in the feet unless combined with one of those previously mentioned ie Cinnamon Dilute. Pieds lose the melanin in the feet due to total absence of melanin due to the action of the "pied gene" which is a difference action to the one that produces Cinnamon etc.

 

Young birds can sometimes show pinkish feet as they have not yet moulted and gained the full compliment of melanin in the skin cells.

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The guy on the right here seems to have bluish grey feet.

 

I have very few who actually have dark blue-grey feet like your opaline male. Most of mine either have pink feet or a pinkish color with a grey cast to it. Or else light grey. I once made a big chart that listed each bird and their foot color, along with their beak color and all their mutations and known splits. Most of them fit in with what you have said above, although there were some that didn't fit. An odd thing I noticed was that my spangles seemed to be the only ones with the really dark blue-grey feet, regardless of their other mutations. But I don't have enough spangles to draw any conclusions from that. And I haven't checked that chart in a long time to see whether anything changed, or what the new birds I've gotten since then have.

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The guy on the right here seems to have bluish grey feet.

 

 

 

It's the same guy here.

 

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:)

 

So the standards for pink feet don't only apply to specific mutations it seems. :)

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303516_433775146664153_265688710_n.jpg

 

The guy on the right here seems to have bluish grey feet.

 

 

 

It's the same guy here.

 

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:)

 

So the standards for pink feet don't only apply to specific mutations it seems. :)

 

That is weird!! It's like he changed feet from one photo to the next.

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