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Old 02-23-2013, 05:38 PM
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Yes there can and this is what breeders strive for. I have not seen other birds with the flecking unless they were opaline. Breeders introduce opaline into their birds to improve the throat spots. As opaline is sex linked if the male is split for opaline or visual opaline, opaline will only show up visually in the female offspring. If the female is opaline (they cannot be split for it) and the females born will be normal and the males will either be opaline or split opaline. The same thing happens with Cinnamon which is introduced into the birds to improve the feather. Cinnamon gives longer softer feathers.