Originally Posted by FlockLeader
ok, so what makes it double factor??
I thought the nice clean band on his chest and the clean band around his head makes for a single factor?
See, i just dont understand the difference, even after reading the "confusing mutations" page.
I thought the double factors were the ones with pretty much no color at all...
Im seeing you say that ALL babies will be single factor pied, only the color depends on if the male is split, right?
So if and when these eggs hatch and the babies get feathers, Ill know if the male was split to blue if there are any blue babies, but in reality at this point I can expect(based on visual) to get more green/yellow pieds like dad, but they will for sure be split to blue?
Im cool with whatever the babies turn out to be, I just got to reading a little too much these last couple days....
I appreciate everybodies time!
By looking at his wings, they appear to have little to no markings, single factor wouldn't have clear wings like this. You can post more pictures of him front and back if you're unsure, it's a little hard to see him in the ones you've posted but his wings are clear right? Mutations are incredibly confusing, I've been trying to get my head around them all year but I'm getting better and you will too. Pieds can be tricky because sometimes more than one pied type shows up visually and that makes things even more confusing.
Yes, once you breed them you'll have a better idea of what the parents are split for. Which is pretty exciting because you never know what babies you might get