I am having quite a bit of trouble figuring out what Rioís mutation is. Some kind of Yellowface, but the markings are confusing me.
(Itís so hard to get a picture of her without her jumping and chewing on whatever Iím trying to use to take one!)
Hi there, I wouldn't be surprised if she was actually a recessive pied rather than split for it. Every now and then you get a hen that is almost normal looking, though this would be an extreme form of this. Some of the wing feathers do have the grizzled look of a rec pied.
How old is she and are you sure it's a hen? She looks to have no iris ring, is that right?
She could well be split rec pied and the pied has leaked through a bit to give her the strange faded wing feathers.
Thanks for all the help, everyone! It seems that Rio’s Lutino mother was masking quite a few things. (Dad was a single-factor VF cobalt.)
Just to clarify, Rio has a brown iris ring. It’s just not visible in the picture. She is 9 months old.