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Neville

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  1. The main tail feathers on green budgies are usually dark blue. The budgie on the left in the picture looks like a young normal dark green or possibly olive green. The one in the middle is normal light green & the one on the right is opaline green
  2. Yellow face spangle grey male. The greenish shade on his body is caused by the spread of the yellow.
  3. The recessive pied at number 1 is also opaline The yellow face greywing dominant pied is not opaline
  4. I would check the nest a couple of times during the first 15 minutes after adding an older chick and then every hour until you are sure it's being fed. An older chick will beg for food to encourage the hen to feed it. If it is not fed by the end of the first day either hand feed the chick or return it to it's own parents. If the hen is keeping the chick warm but not feeding it you could feed the chick with a syringe and leave it for another day to see if she will start feeding. This method is often used successfully by breeders Checking the boxes several times a day is never a pro
  5. You could try swapping the new born chicks for older ones from the other pairs. Sometimes a young hen will learn to feed a chick better if the chick is a few days old. If you try this check the nest regularly to be sure the chick is being fed. Make sure to provide plenty of soft food
  6. Double factor dominant pieds are quite common. Your bird could be a double factor dominant pied
  7. Hi Neville, Thanks for your response. Can I ask what makes you think the pied might be female? (I really don't mind either way!) Regards, Di The cere looks pale blue and white like a hen that is out of condition. The shade of blue is not the same as a male's cere A dominant pied male would have a dark blue cere the same as a normal male
  8. The dominant pied looks female to me
  9. It's quite rare for a double yolked egg to hatch or for the chicks to survive if they do hatch but some breeders have had twins that have survived. If the egg is just a large egg with only one yolk there shouldn't be any problem
  10. I like the effect of the spread of the white or yellow and I wondered if anyone else had seen anything similar. The bird in the first picture has opaline brothers and sisters that are fully coloured, She seemed to show more white after her second moult. The green bird is probably carrying a golden face gene, she is only about 5 months old so she might become even more yellow. There are no clearbodys in New Zealand as far as I know No bleach or photoshop and we haven't had much sun lately
  11. Hi and welcome to the forum
  12. Here are before and after pictures of three of my opalines.They started out looking like typical opalines but they have lost a lot oftheir colour after the moult. These three birds are not closely related.
  13. He could be a lacewing. The markings often darken a lot after the moult. Here are two pictures of one of my lacewings. The picture on the left was taken before her first moult and the one on the right after her moult
  14. I agree with JimmyBanks I haven't had any experience with the Texas clearbody mutation but I think that a texas clearbody cock mated to a lacewing henwould produce: 50% clearbody hens 50% clearbody split lacewing cocks If the texas clearbody was split for ino the result would be: 25% clearbody hens 25% ino hens 25% clearbody split lacewing cocks 25% ino split lacewing cocks
  15. Except for the white in the cheek patches, which suggest spangle, I would say cinnamon recessive pied. The flight feathers don't appear to be clear like a dominant pied's flights
  16. Your bird looks like a young lacewing. The markings will become darker after the first moult. I breed both lacewings & fallows and I'm sure your bird is not a fallow
  17. The hen is an opaline single factor dominant pied and I think she is also cinnamon. The cock must be split for opaline cinnamon and ino
  18. No 1 - Double factor dominant pied (definitely not a recessive pied) No 2 - Opaline Texas clearbody No 3 - Yellow face cobalt dominant pied
  19. THe mother is an opaline spangle dominant pied & the dad is opaline so the chick could be either sex
  20. The chick is opaline so if the mother is not an opaline the chick must be female.
  21. The cock is a greywing dominant pied green The hen is an opaline dominant pied green
  22. If your birds are breeding in a colony there is no way of being sure that the yellow faced cock is the father. Hens will often mate with more than one cock bird
  23. Hi Nadene, Welcome to the forum