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I understand they're pretty complicated, but can someone help me with a few questions I have on them please?

1. Yellowface II is dominant to Yellowface I, is it receissvie to Goldenface?

2. What does a DF Goldenface look like? Does it have a white face like DF Yellowfaces?

3. What do you get when you breed the different types of Yellowfaces together?

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Those are very good questions. I'd love
to know the answers to them myself, as
I have a couple of DF YF II, and I've spent
no little time trying to figure this out myself!
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Here is what I've recently learned. The alleles (?) for green, blue, YF and GF all sit at the same spot on the gene. The order of dominance is: green>GFblue>YF2blue>yf1blue>blue

So, if you bred a light green bird (not split to blue) to a DF YF1 sky blue, for example, 100% of the babies would be light green split to YF blue. So if you then bred one of those babies to a blue/blue bird, all the blue babies would be YF blue because they'd inherit type 1 YF blue from one parent and plain old blue from the other. Make sense?
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A Df golden face looks similar to a sf Yellowface I, but much deeper in color with less yellow spreading over the body than a sf goldenface. Here are examples of the 3 common yellowface mutations in sf and df https://cutelittlebirdiesaviary.weebl...oldenface.html

Also in addition to what Erin mentioned, here is a great article on yellowface inheritance as well: https://www.budgerigarassociation.org...oldenface2.pdf
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