09-02-2012, 05:52 AM
Originally Posted by Rashu
I remember seeing a budgie that had that "Thumbnail" patch at the back of the head...that budgie was an Opaline Spangle.
I was told that this thumbnail is visible on some Spangles, even if they're not any kind of Pied.
I'll look for that thread and post a link.
But as far as I remember, that patch on the head had the body colour with no stripes...whereas in Pied patches, the patches show the base colour (White or Yellow).
Edit: Found it, and the first reply to that thread was yours!
Thanks for all the trouble! You have a good memory.
I look at the thread again and I understand now the difference in the "thumbnail patch" of a pied and an opaline Spangle.
But it still doesn't solve my problem: I have spangle where the print is the colour of the body and they are all Opalinesj making me think that Opaline Spangles have that thumbprint. (Hope someone can tell me if that is true or not.)
But I also have at least 2 spangles in my aviary with the thumbnail patch that is the base colour of the bird: yellow in my green spangle and white in a Mauve Spangle. I want to know if that patch indicates that the bird is also a CFP (it cn be, because both were bred in a colony system, or does it indicate the RP gene -some birds that are split for RP has that patch as well.
I'm still waiting for someone to post a pic of a CFP Spangle! PLEASE!!