This is dad- a normal cobalt, split to ino and opaline.
This is mum - yellow faced dominant pied. These two have produced albinos and creminos.
The next three pictures are some of their offspring - all with red/ruby eyes.
The first I initially thought was a female lacewing which I now believe to be a male fallow. I don't know much about fallows but because the long tail feather is a dark blue and it is male, I believe it cannot be a lacewing. Can anyone offer any help regarding the type of fallow and what this means re the parents genetics?
The next one, I believe is a is a white-faced female lacewing. Again can anyone offer any explanation re genetics? e.g. mum or dad carries cinnamon gene???
The last offspring is a yellow faced male lacewing. This I don't understand because I thought lacewing was a sex-linked mutation suggesting that the baby would need to be female. So how can this be?
Can anyone offer an explanation of how the mum and dad were able to produce these offspring?
What should it tell me about the genetics of the mum and dad and the offspring? Do I have the mutations of the babies correct or am I wrong?
Please help because I am intrigued