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Aisliyna 01-29-2014 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by slavik0627 (Post 1835986)
What options do you have?
I just started breeding clearwings, and spent some good amount of time reading the web sites, so with CW/GW/Dilute variety, people DONT recommend breeding with cinnamon or split to cinnamon, because it will wash out body color completely (unless you want pure dilutes). The best option is breed to would be back to CW/GW /Dilute that way you will keep the beauty of clear wings.
I have exactly the same colored cock, I just placed him in breeding cage with CW Cobalt hen, in couple of days (fingers crossed) I will have first egg, cuz I saw them mating and + 18 days hopefully first baby, so probably in a month I can tell you what you can get out of this combo :)

Sorry, I missed this post.

I don't have a lot of options on who to pair my clearwings with but I'm definitely looking. I have 2 greywings, I'm pairing my sky opaline yf II greywing hen with my sky cw cock (hopefully) but I didn't want to pair my light green opaline greywing hen with my other light green cw cock because she is very small and I wanted some good sized chicks. Also she is green (split for blue) and I wanted a blue hen. It will be a long time before they're old enough to breed so I have time to figure it out!

Good luck with your pair! I'd definitely love to see the chicks :)

slavik0627 01-30-2014 09:31 AM

Breeding CW to CW will give you smaller chicks, that’s why many breeders mix CW with Dilutes and Normals (increase in size and shape), to Opalines (increase in clarity body color), less to Spangles (increase clarity wings) and trying not to breed with Cinnamons (wash out body color and appearance of cinnamon wings in a future). But you must have GOOD pedigree on all breeding interferences with CW.
My pair has two eggs now, hopefully they are good, cuz I’m little worried that both birdies are first timers, so its high chance to have infertile eggs :(
Good luck!

Aisliyna 02-01-2014 05:50 PM

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I definitely need some good sized Opalines and Dilutes but haven't found any lately.

Will breeding spangles into the mix ruin my rainbows?

All of my pairs are first timers so I definitely feel your pain! lol I'm not expecting much from them until much later in the year.

Azurei 02-01-2014 08:15 PM

Not sure if this is much use to you as it's not a green bird but my Vic is a full body greywing, the grey bars are slightly darker than other greywings and he has no dilution of his body colour.

Other greywings showing dilution of the body colour:

and the only clearwing I have had, in green which is handy! Bars were very pale:

Some of the most stunning bright birds I have seen are opaline full body greywings in dark green or cobalt, a cobalt opaline yellow face full body grey wing in the local pet store really stood out, very pretty as they keep the bold colours so well :love:

Aisliyna 02-01-2014 10:15 PM

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Thanks for the pics! Your birds are SO pretty. I think I've got my head around telling the difference between clearwing and greywing but I will probably still struggle with fullbody greywing and clearwing. That's ok though, I'll learn through experience.

I have 5-6 greywings now and 2 clearwings so I should be set for a while. They are all light greens and sky blues though so it will definitely be interesting to see what happens if I get some of those darker colors going! I have a mauve opaline cock I might pair up with one of the sky girls to get some cobalts :) Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it a lot!

Azurei 02-01-2014 10:19 PM

I still struggle with the green budgies, like my smudge, his bars are green! but if he didn't have pied wings they would be grey, makes it all so confusing, also his dilution doesn't seem as obvious as it is in blues, makes my head spin sometimes :P

Cobalts are beautiful, my bob is a normal cobalt and his blue is just stunning, if you choose to breed the mauve and sky together I'm sure you won't regret it :D

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