Hi all !
I'm going to first give you the "Cole's Notes" for this thread. It's regarding my two new baby chicks, in case you haven't seen my breeding journal here.
First, the parents.
Mother - Violet, Cinnamon, Rec. Pied
Father - Goldenface II, Sky Blue, Opaline, Spangle
And Here are their new chicks. This is where I get confused.
Chick #1 looks like a Skyblue Opaline Spangle. But where is the Golden face II ? I thought that Goldenface II was a dominant trait? So shouldn't it show up in all of the chicks? And is it safe to assume that this chick is female, since it's visually Opaline?
And this is chick #2. This is where things get weird. LOL. To me, this chick looks like it has the Goldenface II, and this chick looks Rec. Pied!? I was NOT expecting that! Rec. pied shouldn't have shown up in any of these chicks....Unless dad is split for it? And I just checked, dad DOES have iris rings, so there was no indication of him hiding this mutation.
I know I'm not the best at mutations, but I thought I had a clear picture of what these chicks should have been, and here they are, BOTH of them throwing me for a loop!