Genetics calc. says that if I pair clearwing cock with cinnamon hen, I'd get visually normal winged babies (with lots of splits). Is that accurate? It's been wrong in the past so I thought I'd better ask and make sure
Hi Allie, I believe the gencalc to be correct, as any pairing of a clearwing to a non clearwing (normal) will produce offspring that are all split to clearwing, It seems clearwing is a recessive gene, so will always need two parts input one from each parent bird to produce any clearwings, also since your hen bird is cinnamon, that being a sex linked gene, the hen will pass on that gene in split form to all of the cock bird progeny. so assuming no other hidden factors other than clearwing cock and cinnamon hen, you will get 50% cock bird normals split for cinnamon and clearwing, and 50% hen birds split for clearwing, which is exactly as the gencalc calculates it.
Just keep in mind, breeding cinnamon with clerwings will wash out bright body color of the babies and it will be hard to get it back. :-/
Yeah I realize that, the problem is I need to pair with a yellowface (or goldenface) opaline hen and most of my yellowface opaline hens are cinnamon, I would have tried to eliminate the cinnamon gene in the next pairing but I'll probably just find a different approach.
Out of my yf/gf opaline hens I have
a grey texas clearbody - not going to work
a dominant pied
a recessive pied
4 cinnamon hens
all of these have problems, I'm hoping I can find a new hen to pair him with but I need a back up plan in case I'm not able to.