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We have 2 chicks that are now around 4 weeks old and we always belived they were dominant pied because there mom is a dominant pied opaline, and the father we believed was just a normal opaline. The father did have a dot on the back of his head but no clear flight feathers, it doesn't really show up in pics. We aren't so sure they are dominant pieds because neither of the two chicks have clear bands on their belly's like dominant pieds should. Could they be clear flight pieds? Or are they just poorly marked? Help with their colors would also be helpful.

Here are some pics of them

Hen/ Sky blue, opaline, dominant pied, grey wing


****/ Dark green, opaline


Chick #1


Chick #2



Just ask if more pics are needed.
 

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They have to be whatever type of pied the mom is , and she looks like a dominant pied. They are just poorly marked for dominant pieds it happens more often than you would think :)
 

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Clearflight Pied is Dominant to Normal, so one of the parent had to be visually Clearflight Pied to produce Clearflight Pied budgies.

Since the mother is a Single Factor Dominant Pied, there's a 50% possibility of her chicks being Dominant Pied, as Dominant Pied is is also dominant over Normal.

The father and mother passed on the Opaline as well.

So you should definitely get Dominant Pied Opaline chicks.

And I've heard that there are Dominant Pieds which do not have bands across their bellies.
 

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They have to be whatever type of pied the mom is , and she looks like a dominant pied. They are just poorly marked for dominant pieds it happens more often than you would think :)
Clearflight Pied is Dominant to Normal, so one of the parent had to be visually Clearflight Pied to produce Clearflight Pied budgies.

Since the mother is a Single Factor Dominant Pied, there's a 50% possibility of her chicks being Dominant Pied, as Dominant Pied is is also dominant over Normal.

The father and mother passed on the Opaline as well.

So you should definitely get Dominant Pied Opaline chicks.

And I've heard that there are Dominant Pieds which do not have bands across their bellies.
Thanks for your help!! We were pretty sure they were just poorly marked dominant pied. But it's nice to know they aren't the only ones! The older baby has developed a dot on his belly were the stripe should be.
 

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It is possible that the mother is both dominant pied and clearflight pied. In that case, the dominant pied would mask the clearflight and she would just look dominant pied. The chicks could've only gotten the clearflight pied gene and therefore be clearflight pied.

If you breed the chicks and get dominant pied, you'll know they're dominant pied.
 

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It is possible that the mother is both dominant pied and clearflight pied. In that case, the dominant pied would mask the clearflight and she would just look dominant pied. The chicks could've only gotten the clearflight pied gene and therefore be clearflight pied.

If you breed the chicks and get dominant pied, you'll know they're dominant pied.
As far as I know, the combination of Dominant Pied and Clearflight pied will show more clear areas on the body.
 
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