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Old 07-31-2015, 02:10 PM
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Hi i need some help determining the mutation of this 25 day old chick, i know she is some kind of pied as her mother is a type 2 yellow face dom pied & the dad is a yellow double factor dom pied. I just can't make my mind up on what type of pied she is though. So does anyone have a clue what she is, thanks.

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:28 PM
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I believe your chick is a yellow face type II cobalt blue opaline, now as to the pied the little one appears to be showing the colour pattern of a recessive pied when it comes to the chest and tummy area.
On the face I see the more typical markings of a double factor dominant pied.
This one is tricky, I cannot give you a definite answer on the exact type of pied, but I do know you have a really cute chick!
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Thanks Aluz for the input, i was thinking maybe she could be a combo pied rather than just one type, i also thought recessive but i'm not sure, as you say she has traits of both double factor dom & recessive pied which makes really tricky, maybe when she feathers up more it will become more clear on what she is.
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You're welcome and yes, combination pied is quite a valid possibility as well.
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She is certainly a pretty little thing...
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She's beautiful I think she's DF dominant as it's a very likely possibility with her lineage, although her markings are more characteristic of recessive pied I believe it's a coincidence that some of the leftover colour is at the bottom of her belly

I agree that combo pied is a valid possibility since it's a recessive gene
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