So here I am at a Quarter til 2 in the morning, With a head ache and bored outta my skull , I decided to go back to the Genetic calculator and play around with it some more - So I can understand it better ( I could read on it all day and won't understand it I'm the sort of person who has to see pictures of how something is done or just do it to understand it)
So I'm using Pairs that have already been bred and I know what their babies were To help better under stand OR so that was my plan!
I used Mickey and Minnie Both Yellow Face Violets
they only had one baby before Mickey died (almost a year ago) and That is Gizmo - what is Gizmo A WHITE FACE Violet (double factor i'm assuming because his color matches the Crayola Crayon Purple to a T it is actually PURPLE and not "violet")
well ever since Gizmo was born ( a year ago Jan 14th) Its been bugging me that both his parents were Yellow face but he wasn't
I assumed when you put 2 yellow faces together That is what the babies will have as well
And according to the genetic calculator They should of had 100% yellow face babies * See below*
So why is it then that Gizmo is a white face?
is it possiable he is not just a double factor violet BUT also a Double Factor Yellow Face ( I know those look like normal white faces)
% from all 1.0
25.0% 1.0 bl.yellowface
25.0% 1.0 bl.yellowface violet(df)
50.0% 1.0 bl.yellowface violet(sf)
% from all 0.1
25.0% 0.1 bl.yellowface
25.0% 0.1 bl.yellowface violet(df)
50.0% 0.1 bl.yellowface violet(sf)
and I have Gizmo set up to breed with Jessie who is a yellow face Violet Opaline (they're in a breeding cage but I have not yet given them a nest box that will be in a few weeks) but i wanted to see exactly what their babies out come should be - i know it should be all violets BUT since I only got to breed Mickey successfully one time (2nd clutch she had started then he died and she finished like 2 or 3 days after he died were all infertile) So I do not know if Mickey was split to anything to pass on to Gizmo
So to add to the confusion my birds love to give me Why Do I have a White Face Violet when i should have a yellow face violet?
and I am truly sorry for all the Questions I've had lately BUT I really am trying to learn this entire genetic thing (now this is what my daughter wants to do for her science fair project coming up in a few months & She is in a higher grade then her brother So its more suited for her than it is for him) and So i want to understand it for my self because well I want to know how it works ( i was never good in science so this isn't helping my issues lol) PLUS i'll need to help her understand (ALSO NOT GOOD IN SCIENCE LOL) so she can do a awesome science project
and I can get smart on Budgie Genetics and work my way to Love bird and Cockatiels (which I understand Cockatiel genetics A LOT BETTER then budgies lol)