Dad is a dominant pied yellow/green, and mom is a regular sky blue.
I got 2 blue pieds and 2 yellow pieds.
In each color, i got 1 bird with a no color tail(meaning all white or all yellow), and 1 bird with colored tails(meaning blue feathers and yellow feathers, respectively).
If I am right, I got only one male chick, and its a blue and its actually Humpty from the "Poked Egg" thread, and he has the white tail.
Sexing is merely speculation at this point, they are still only 4/5 weeks old.
What is the significance of this tail coloring difference?
I know dad must have been split to blue obviously to be able to get blue chicks, right?
Dad also has no dark feathers on his wings or back, only a bit on his neck, which I was hoping the chicks would inherit as well but none did.
Makes me curious about what the 5th chick that died at 1 day old would have looked like.
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According to show rules all birds need two long tail feathers. Normal will be dark blue or blacks, dom pieds are white. Clearflight have white Dutch pied are white/ except in case of frosted Dutch pied in which tail could be blue or white or combo like the rec pied Spangles are white. A black or bicolor tail is a fault in spangle. Check Lindseys chart or the New WBO color standards Available in US from ABS or BAA. Best wishes, Jo Ann