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Old 11-28-2014, 12:23 AM
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Here are some pics of what looks like a violet opaline greywing. I fluked him from a nest with 2 normal/opaline violet parents. out of 10 bubs, 2 clutches he came, the only greywing. He doesn't appear as a full bodied greywing as the violet is washed out somewhat compared to his normal nest mates.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:25 AM
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Thanks guys, he looks a lot more colorful, real life. The photos never seem to do violets much justice.
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I agree that he's a violet opaline greywing! He looks almost lik my Elsa, excet she doesn't have the greywing part.
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He's lovely.
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I think your handsome boy can go as FBC, because his body color is not that wash out as many diluted birds. I have noticed with all CW and GW, its super hard to get pure color as you might see in normals, so it will be always some dilution.
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Yea Im thinking Opaline cobalt FBC Greywing.Not to sure on the violet..I don't see it.
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He's really beautiful. I've never seen a cere that color

He looks like he has a little chip taken out of his beak in one of the photos. Is this common in baby birds? (My Sammy had one as well when he was housed with a dominant male chick, and they were immediately separated. His beak grew out without problems.)
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