Susan, I think what we are trying tO say is sometimes when our birds are split for something , they show certain characteristics of that mutation
It isnt a hard and fast rule... but since the bird is as old as he is, and still doesnt have one something he is masking like recessive pied must be showing
I do have males split for it that still have iris rings The bird you mentioned Susan has a spot on the back of his head... thats another example of how being split for something can show through even though the bird is not visually a recessive pied
Last edited by CuteLittleBirdies; 01-02-2011 at 07:41 PM.
thank you all for all this information. I am sorry I have not replied before, but I thought this thread had died a while back and haven't been paying attention. If he is split for rec pied then I must breed him to another with the rec pied gene to get rec pied to show in the outcome right?
Trying to learn genetics, surely doesn't happen overnight.