Further to thread:
It would be good if you can tell me your view on the genetics of "Dusk" (un-related to "RIPBudgie"'s new "dusk"-genetic type in process of being "WBO ratified")...?
I'll first show her "baby pictures", then (next post) parents...
Here is "Dusk":-
- Knowing her mom is a YF T2 Dilute Cobalt Greywing ("Cloudy"), and her father is a dark spangle ("King George")....do you see any spangle in her....(given wing-markings are so light)...
- There may be very faint body colour in the wing markings as well (a possible sign of opaline)...while body colour is definitely diluted....
Problem I'm having is what exactly should I (we) be looking for in the bird's feathers, cheek patches, etc to distinguish such:
- "Yellows / Whites" (I understood these being the same as "dilutes", just old naming)?
- Clearwings; and
- Lightly-marked spangles....
...some of my birds with the above "gene-mixes" really all look very much alike?!
Here are another few with such "gene-mixes":
Velvet (greywing, but know spangle parents!)
Sunshine (greywing, possibly "dilute" - but look at the bright body colour?!)
The latter two are actually "sister" & "brother"...only different clutches...
All your help are appreciated!