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Old 01-01-2010, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by hermit_crab View Post
I have a light green cinnamon opaline hen budgie. If I pair it with a sky blue normal will the green be dominant, or will the babys be a greeny-blue mix? And what are the chances of the babys being cinnamon?
What you get from this pair will depend on the genes the parents carry. To get any opaline or cinnamon in the chicks the cock bird would have to have genes for one of these mutations. If either of these mutations appear they will be visible in the chicks of both sexes.
Here are some possible outcomes:

If the hen is not split for blue and the cock is not split for either opaline or cinnamon you’d get:
100% normal green chicks
All the chicks would be split for blue
All the males would be split for both opaline & cinnamon


If the hen is split for blue and the cock is not split for either opaline or cinnamon you’d get:
50% normal green
50% normal blue
All the green chicks would be split for blue
All the males would be split for both opaline & cinnamon


If the hen is not split for blue and the cock is split for opaline but not cinnamon you’d get:
50% normal green (both sexes)
50% opaline green (both sexes)
All the chicks would be split for blue
All the males would be split for cinnamon
All the non opaline males would be split for opaline


If the hen is split for blue and the cock is split for opaline but not cinnamon you’d get:
25% normal blue
25% opaline blue
25% normal green
25% opaline green

If the hen is split for blue and the cock is split for cinnamon but not opaline you’d get:
25% normal blue
25% cinnamon blue
25% normal green
25% cinnamon green

If the hen is split for blue and the cock is split for both cinnamon and opaline you’d get:
12.5% normal blue
12.5% opaline blue
12.5% cinnamon blue
12.5% opaline cinnamon blue
12.5% normal green
12.5% opaline green
12.5% cinnamon green
12.5% opaline cinnamon green

There is of course always the possibility that the birds could have genes for other mutations that could show in up to 25% of the chicks
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