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keetloverkl 11-05-2011 08:46 PM

Very confused about these mutations
 
Can someone please clarify things for me?? I got Emmer (my white keet) about...four months ago, thinking it was a girl. Come to find out, ya'll informed me that I was totally wrong!! LOL So, I got this new no name. I thought I was on the right track. I thought I'd gotten a girl. (I totally want to breed when it's time...LOL) Anyway, a lot of you said that it was indeed a girl because the white on her cere. A few of you also told me that I was wrong (once again...:)) and that no name is a boy because of the purple-ish cere. That few told me that with this particular coloring, the general sex rules don't apply. Can anyone explain the whole white mutation to me because I am OH SO confused? LOL Here are some good pictures, I think,

Emmer

https://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...110911a_01.jpg

No name

https://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...103111624b.jpg

So, do I have two females?? Or am I wrong again? LOL

nev90 11-05-2011 09:02 PM

Emmer is a recessive pied male. His cere will stay pink throughout his life because of his mutation

No name is a dominant pied. Looks male in this picture. A male dominant pied's cere will turn blue when he matures

keetloverkl 11-05-2011 09:07 PM

****, I was hoping for breeding. Well, I'm glad that I finally got closure about boys/girls nonsense! LOL, thank you so much, Nev!

atvchick95 11-10-2011 12:49 PM

As Nev said you have 2 boys

when looking for a female when they're young like these 2 are you want very LIGHT colored ceres. normally anything darkish Like dark translucent pink is a boy


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