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Old 10-14-2010, 06:06 AM
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I think that birds are often incorrectly identified as dark eyed clear. The dark eyed clear was very popular in the 1950s when it was fashionable to breed them but now days they are not often seen. Just because the bird is clear white or yellow with no iris ring doesn't prove that it is a dark eyed clear. Many double factor spangles have no iris ring (& a pink male cere) because they are masking recessive pied. To get a dark eyed clear the bird must be both clearflight pied and recessive pied. Since the banded dominant pied has become so popular clearflight pieds have become quite scarce so the chances of finding dark eyed clears are not great
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