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Can some one please tell me what colour green Chicken MacLikcin is please.

His mum is a opaline light green
dad is violet spangle.

Is it possible that he is a green violet? (if that exists)
his plumage has splodges or blue in it.
Also is he an opaline? i can never tell when it comes to spangles

He looks a lot lighter in these pictures than he really is.

















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Old 05-30-2010, 10:21 AM
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I see the blue splotches, but have no idea what it means! I'm sure someone will clue us in though
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Possibly YF 2 opaline spangle.
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He looks like a she from the pictures but I cant see the cere colour properly to tell for sure.

Regardless, it is a Spangle opaline green. Patches of blue are common in all greens, be they adult or chicks. It gives no indication about whether they are split for blue or otherwise, it is a natural occurence and more common in dark greens than light greens but common enough in all greens not to matter Could very well be a violet green but the colour quality is very difficult to assess as the lighting is all over the place Ideally we would need a good macro-mode shot in natural room or sun light without flash.
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He looks like a she from the pictures but I cant see the cere colour properly to tell for sure.

Regardless, it is a Spangle opaline green. Patches of blue are common in all greens, be they adult or chicks. It gives no indication about whether they are split for blue or otherwise, it is a natural occurence and more common in dark greens than light greens but common enough in all greens not to matter Could very well be a violet green but the colour quality is very difficult to assess as the lighting is all over the place Ideally we would need a good macro-mode shot in natural room or sun light without flash.
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YF2 babies cannot produce enough yellow pigment to turn green until after their adult moult Remember?

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Opaline spangle dark green
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Thanks all. I have more pics of him standing against his mum. I shall upload them so you can have a better look.
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here is the dad, Blue.



MacLickin (left) with mum.







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All I can say is Dad and Son are stunning!
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