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Old 01-11-2009, 08:31 AM
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I was wondering if anyone who's good on mutations can tell me what Bumble is. I just had him down as a light green opaline, but since he's had his first moult there is a distinct area of yellow around the base of his tail. You can see it a bit in this pic -



Would that mean he is a different mutation, maybe a pied or is he just a regular green opaline?

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That's tricky. I can tell you he is an Opaline Greywing. Maybe split for recessive pied? I'm definitely not certain on that!
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I forgot the greywing bit! When he was a baby I wasn't sure whether it was grey or cinnamon but the moult has made that clear. So the yellow on the body above is tail doesn't mean anything mutation-wise then?
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I forgot the greywing bit! When he was a baby I wasn't sure whether it was grey or cinnamon but the moult has made that clear. So the yellow on the body above is tail doesn't mean anything mutation-wise then?
It could mean that she is masking type 2 yellow face or it could mean nothing
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Ok, thanks for that. It was just something I was wondering. I saw his parents a couple of times, his dad is a normal green, I can't think exactly what his mum looked like but she was a seafoam green colour. I might email the breeder and ask her to email me pics, was thinking of it anyway, before this question came up.
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