11-11-2010, 07:12 PM
I say they would be split for it.
So (hoping experts come in) if:
Opaline is sexlinked so only males can be split for it. So if I have a normal cock with a hen and I get an opaline baby that means the cock is split for opaline.
And the baby would be a HEN? Answer - Yes
You got it. A hen can never be split for opaline.
A cock bird is Opaline and the hen is normal - any chick hatched who is opaline is a hen and any males born to that pair will be split for opaline? Answer Yes
It is sexlinked like cinnamon and in my research: Hens will pass their cinnamon gene on to all sons and none of their daughters. Also: For a cock to be split cinnamon either its father was a cinnamon and its mother a normal, or the mother was a cinnamon and the father was normal (or split cinnamon). If the cock birds mother in this case was cinnamon he is definately split for it, which also explains why the hen you have is cinnamon
So based on that the cock chicks would all be split opaline.
To elaborate: Just trying to think this out out load. If it was a normal cock and opaline hen. The hen would pass on the opaline gene to all her sons. But they will be split for it right - Answer - I guess so
Right then - question time......... How do we get Opaline Cock birds?