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Old 12-07-2014, 11:31 PM
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Hi Lindsey, I'm not very experinced with the dilute varieties so..... would I be right in thinking that full body greywings usually have stronger cheek patches? I always pictured them as maybe lighter than normal but defintely a violet rather than a pale blue?
Hey there Toni

With full body greywings you often expect a medium between a greywing and clearwing in cheek patch color as they are a combination of the two mutations

However, there are a number of things that will effect the color of the cheek patch such as the dark factors they have, as well as any color adding factors if they are present.
For example, I had at one time a cobalt, df violet, full body greywing that had color that would almost rival a clearwing in cheek patch color intensity because of the violet factors in addition to carrying a dark factor. If she was sitting next to a clearwing you would almost swear she was one also going off of her cheek patches, but the rest of her markings were all classic full body greywing, and her chicks proved that fact as well.

Even birds of the exact same mutation when put side by side can vary greatly from the standards you would expect, so when it comes to trying to identify the differences between dilute varieties it is always important to go off of all the characteristics as a whole, rather than just one on its own in my experience.

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