Here is my new addition to the flock. I have never seen this mutation before and I just had to have her. Ginger is a normal green cinnamon budgie.
Correct me if I'm wrong the cinnamon gene is sex linked. This means when this hen breeds with a normal male the female chicks will not have any cinnamon genes. About half of the male chicks on the other hand will carry the cinnamon gene. You will not be able to see the cinnamon on the male chicks they will just carry the gene.
It will take a few generations to actually see the cinnamon gene. I'm going to breed Ginger with a normal male. Hopefully getting a male chick. Then I will most likely breed Ginger with the male chick. Isn't this a sure way to breed cinnamons? Is there a better way to breed them so they aren't so closely related?
I would also like to know what cock to breed Ginger with? Here are the choices.
#1 Name: Jazz
Appearance: Normal green
Hidden genes: Grey wing, clearwing, blue
#2 Name: Willow
Appearance: Normal yellow face type two sky blue
Hidden genes: opaline, mauve, recessive pied, white face
#3 Name: Kingsley
Appearance: Normal violet
#4 Name: Pippa
Appearance: Normal sky blue
Hidden genes: Cobalt blue, grey wing, opaline,recessive pied, yellow face
#5 Name: Zeus (English Budgie)
Appearance: Spangle clbalt blue opaline
#6 Name: Diego
Yellow face type two blue series opaline clear wing diminant pied with a recessive spot on his head
Hidden genes: Recessive pied
Here are some photos of Ginger