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Old 01-31-2010, 04:28 PM
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Hi all

I know this chick is still young but what do you think he is?
The parents are a recessive pied sky blue hen and DEC yellow cock.
The blue is much pailer than the mothers and the wing and tail markings are greyish lavender in color. Does he have grey wing or something else mixed in too? The other recessive pied chick in the clutch is starting to feather out and hes not as light like the other one I dont think, but his dark wing feathers that are coming in arent black they look dark grey/green, I dont know if you can see it in the pics or not.

This is their first clutch and I didnt expect a chick that color from these parents.. gotta love the genetic suprises! What does this tell me about the parents genetics?

Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:34 PM
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I just had to stop and say they are so cute!
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They are adorable!
sorry, I'm no good with mutations, but there are many others who will give you an answer in no time
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Thanks! hehe
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The chick is recessive pied greywing and I wouldn't be surprised if it was opaline as well
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Hi just wanted to say what beautiful babies you have
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Thanks for the help Nev =) and thanks for the compliment libby =)
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I have no head for genetics. But I can tell you that your babies are gorgeous!

Man on man you have some pretty babies!!
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Thank you Kay! I have been waiting a year and a half to have these babys. I love dark eyed clears and the greywing recessive pied is a welcome suprise =)
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The chick is recessive pied greywing and I wouldn't be surprised if it was opaline as well
I agree
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