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Neville

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  1. It does look like pied markings but Nerwen might be right and the lighter areas are caused by spangle. It could of course be both spangle & pied. In a few more days it should be clearer
  2. One clutch is not really enough to draw any definate conclusions. Opal & Maude both have fairly bright cheek patches and body colour which suggests clearwing or full body greywing. Pearl's lightened colours are probably due to the cinnamon (Is she also spangle?). None of the chicks look dilute to me. (I don't think that Finnie could be split for dilute if she is a full body greywing but I'm not certain). Donovan, of course, has a normal gene which is responsible for Tom being normal. Donovan could be split for any one of of the 3 recessive mutations as well as the obvious sex linked on
  3. I can't see any cinnamon either. Just a grey recessive pied
  4. I'm inclined to think that Apollo is 2 yellow face types because because chick 1 looks like a mutant type two and chick 2 looks like a mutant type 1. The yellow face 1 would be hidden by the yellow face 2 in Apollo but he could produce chicks of both types as well as white face and combined types like himself The first of the two pieds is a dominant pied (possibly double factor) and the second is a recessive pied
  5. Another possibility is that she is a double factor spangle that is masking recessive pied The only way to be sure of her mutation is to breed from her and look at the chicks
  6. The chick is opaline dominant pied. Although there are more clear areas on the body than usual there is no visual sign of recessive pied
  7. Entry No 1 Entry No 2 Entry No 3 Entry No 4
  8. It is my understanding that clearflight pied, dutch pied, continental clearflight & frosted pied are all the same mutation. There can be a lot of variation in the appearance of clearflight pieds which could account for different names The real problem is that there are too many "experts" with too many different ideas
  9. The blue showing in his wings is called opalescence. Some people claim that it is a sign that a bird is split for opaline or bred from opalines but I have seen many birds with opalescence that have absolutely no opaline in their breeding
  10. Chicks don't all grow at the same rate, especially in a nest with fosters, so the biggest chick may not be the oldest. A grey bred from green parents won't have inherited any green series genes Atavism is probably a lot rarer than the appearance of new mutations
  11. You have one of each sex In the first picture: male on the left, female on the right
  12. Sky Blue to Sky Blue - 100% sky blue Sky Blue to Cobalt - 50% sky blue, 50% cobalt Sky Blue to Grey - If the grey is single factor: 50% grey, 50% blue. Shades of blue will depends on the dark factor of the grey but there will be no mauve. Cobalt to Grey - If the grey is single factor: 50% grey, 50% blue. There will be at least 2 shades of blue & possibly 3 shades, depending on the dark factor of the grey. Cobalt to Cobalt - 50% cobalt, 25% sky blue, 25% mauve Grey to Grey - If both greys are single factor: 50% single factor grey, 25% double factor grey, 25% blue. If o
  13. Looks like a lacewing with suffusion to me. There are no other mutations visible
  14. Congratulations splat. Any chance of you posting photos of the birds?
  15. I agree with KAZ that the cock is grey and the hen looks violet. I think the second chick could be a violet grey
  16. Let me know if you want any more Cheers
  17. I Neville AS KNOWN ON THIS FORUM FROM Northland, New Zealand AGREE TO ALLOW ANY OF MY PHOTOS OF MY BIRDS FROM ANY OF MY POSTS THREADS ON THIS FORUM TO BE COPYED AND TRANSFORMED INTO PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS BY THE FORUM MEMBER KNOWN AS GENERICBLUE AND FOR THESE PICTURES/PAINTINGS TO BE DISPLAYED AS SHE SO CHOOSES DATED 22nd October 2011
  18. The first bird looks like an opaline greywing light green The second looks like a spangle grey green I wondered about cinnamon in both birds but they don't appear to have pink feet
  19. She thinks the feeder is a nest box. You should remove it and get one of a different design
  20. One mating can fertilize a whole clutch because the hen can store the sperm but usually more frequent mating is more successful