10-04-2011, 07:48 PM
Originally Posted by Meffy
got 2 pairs down, but want to concentrate on this one because unfortunatley the other hen has all infertile eggs.
i'm thinking maybe greens and greys.? they are both first timers so not sure what they are split for.
one more thing to ask
i keep my light on at night time down in my birdroom so the hens can see where the nestbox is if they venture out at night and cant see to get back in, is this alright to leave the light on all night ?
I'm going to make some educated guesses even though I'm not a mutations expert.
The hen appears to be a recessive pied green. However, a pic of her belly would help to confirm mutation. In addition, does she have iris rings?
The cock bird appears to be a blue-based grey normal. However, a pic of his back would help to confirm mutation. (I can't tell whether he's opaline.)
Since green is dominant to blue, all chicks will be green unless the hen is split to blue.
Grey color-adding factor is dominant to normal. If cock bird is single factor grey, then 1/2 the chicks will have grey. If cock bird is double factor grey, then all the chicks will have grey. See https://www.****************/gen_grey.html
Since normal is dominant to recessive pied, all chicks will be normals unless the cock bird is split to recessive pied.
I hope Nev or another mutations expert will come along to confirm or correct my guesses.
Last edited by SusanBudgies; 10-04-2011 at 07:55 PM.