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Old 05-17-2017, 09:07 AM
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So I think Niko is a recessive pied, but I would love to know if there's anything else to his mutation (and if I'm right!)
(Ignore the pink on his tail- that's from the breeder marking him with a marker when I picked him out )




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Niko looks to be a Sky Blue, recessive pied.

Why would the breeder mark the babies like that? I've never seen that done before. There are many ways to keep track of who's who, but this seems a little odd...At least where I'm from!
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I'm sure it's a harmless food dye to mark the babies.
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Niko looks to be a Sky Blue, recessive pied.

Why would the breeder mark the babies like that? I've never seen that done before. There are many ways to keep track of who's who, but this seems a little odd...At least where I'm from!
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I'm sure it's a harmless food dye to mark the babies.
She had two babies that looked almost exactly alike- Niko and a cagemate. She marked Niko with, as Therm said, some food dye to make sure that I got the right one when I could pick him up. I had to pick out which baby I wanted ~4 weeks before I could take him home due to school.
And is he just a recessive pied? His markings are so light, I was wondering if he also had a diluting mutation of some kind?
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I think he is a skyblue greywing recessive pied and possibly opaline also. In my experience opaline in recessive pieds often does not show the body colour in the wings, just reduced markings over head and v between wings.
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