Now that Ruby and Starlette's chicks are all feathered up, I have a few questions regarding dark factors.
Both Chicks have beautiful Olive green on their tummies and rumps.
We've determined that Ruby is masking Rec. Pied. And seeing these chicks make me believe she is also masking one or two dark factors.
However, to get Olive chicks, BOTH parents would have to have at least one Dark factor, correct?
To my eye, Starlette does not appear to have any dark factors.
And with that being said, I found an old picture of him at the breeders. The chick next to him could be a clutch mate (not 100% sure) and that chick clearly does have a dark factor.
So what are your thoughts? Are the chicks Olive, with both parents having at least one dark factor?
Or do you see them as dark green, with Ruby being the one masking the Dark factor(s)?