Originally Posted by nev90
First chick – opaline cobalt (can’t see if it has a yellow face or not)
Chick 2 – yellow face opaline cobalt
Chick 3 – yellow face opaline cobalt
Chick 4 – opaline dilute (looks grey)
My 1st reaction was "Wow!"..these are beautiful birds...I especially like the "4th" (maybe chick 3 rather; far-right in 2nd pic) chick!
Are these all siblings and from the same nest?
..the "2nd-from-left" baby (in pic 2; same as in pic 4) looks the same as far-right baby in pic 1, so I guess that makes the "chick 4" Nev refer to being chick 3, and thus only 4 chicks in total - the 4th being in pic3?!..whatever!
#...I agree with Nev, except maybe with the "2nd-to-last" baby (pic 2, far-right)?...isn't it an opaline dilute greywing
(or is that what Nev meant by "looks grey"?)...
...whilst 4th chick (pic 3) do appear "opaline"...but the mantle on the neck isn't that evident...I guess the body colour in the wing-markings confirms the opaline gene as certainty...I considered this "neck mantle" to be body coloured, if Opaline....is this correct Nev?
# Will the grey always be "washed-out" such as in this example of 3rd chick (pic 2-far-right) ?....even if "Grey" is a dominant gene over "dilute"....I thought the "grey" wouldn't be affected that much?
thx, and stay well!