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Question Texas Clear Bodies??? Pics



What I would guess as a texas clearbody, but am probably wrong.
Please explain the massive cheek spots, dark head, Opaline wings
with dark to light... or even cinnamon colouring.

Why does everyone wants these? Why are they rare? What can they
breed?

I see 2 hens, olive-ish yellow in colour. I saw light blue on the
rump or maybe it was in the tail feathers.














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while i can't tell you anything about the colour, the fleckering and spots are common
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You mean the dark colour head is normal?
And the MASSIVE black cheek spots are too?
I have seen the spots big before, but not often
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around here, yep! it's shown as a fault on the showing bench
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hi there,

yes they look like texas clearbodies. they are popular because they are a newer variety, and can be very stunning - yellow or whitish body colour with dark markings. they breed... texas clearbodies... and can be used to produce inos as the gene is a mutation of the same gene that causes ino.

the flecking on the head and excessive spots are a side effect of breeding for large spots for showing. it is quite common on show lines of budgie and is a fault that is penalised.
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Texas Clear body difference from the Easly Clear body in the wing pattern. The bar markings on the Texas C-B are dark and move to a soft grey as one progresses to the wing tips.
In the Easly the bar markings on the wings stay a dark black.

Both mutations if correctly produced are striking birds. The coloring on the front of the bird is to be washed out. (white on a blue bird / yellow on a green bird). The coloring is to be dark across the back of the bird.

This is a sex linked mutation meaning the mutation is on the female chromosome. Hens can never be split for this mutation.

Here is a pr of well marked Texas C-B, Sky hen who is on the long lean side thus the reason she was put with a chunky cock who is a Light Green Cock TCB.

Well bummer flickr has changed how to grab the link and post photos you will have to click to see the photo.

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i do love the opaline clearbodies... pale body and black markings confined to the wings are pretty stunning to me! similar to the lacewing effect but more striking.
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Wow so these girlies are TCB? Was I right?
These girls have been sitting in there like no one
wants them. I guess some people dont understand their mutation
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Wow so these girlies are TCB? Was I right?
These girls have been sitting in there like no one
wants them. I guess some people dont understand their mutation
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They are TC , i bred one my self this year of a male that i did not know was a split TC.
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