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Thread Description:Can't remember if I've already asked or not, but here we go

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Old 04-08-2014, 06:52 PM
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Question Lyla's Mutation???

Can anyone tell me what mutation my little Lyla is? I was on a different forum a while back and there was dispute.






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She is a light green opaline, and probably carrying a violet factor
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Thank you Lindsey, I thought her wings looked identical to Pepper's and I was told several times that he was opaline. But as I said, I completely suck at mutations. I don't think I will ever understand. lol.
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Is there a way to tell if she carries the violet factor???
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Happy to help Kristen

Violet factors are much harder to see on green based birds, and sometimes in single factor forms breeding to a blue based bird who is not carrying any violet factors is the only way to know for 100% sure.

The reason I suspect she is carrying a violet factor is she is a bit darker than you would expect for a light green, but she is too light for a dark green, and she has a bit of a blue tint to her chest/vent feathers which can indicate a violet green after the first molt Again though, breeding is the only way to know for 100%.
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Ok, thank you. You can't really see from the pics, I need better ones, but she has a lot of blue in her tail. Not sure that it matters, but hey.
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All green birds have blue tails unless they are carrying grey factors. She is beautiful no matter what!
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All green birds have blue tails unless they are carrying grey factors. She is beautiful no matter what!
Lindsey, I agree with you 200%, lol. I love the pic of her with her head tilted to the side. It is by far my favorite pic of her. She just looks so stunning it that one.
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Lovely bird. Thanks Lindsey for the explanation.
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