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Just wanted to share my recent baby pics.

These sweet babies are starting to walk around and engage now. They loved watching their own video over and over on my phone haha. Babies 1-3 are starting to perch as well. I went to put baby 3 back and he or she wanted to stay with me! 💔😱💓

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Baby 2 walking around http://instagr.am/p/BAduljISLcB/
Baby 1 is in the pic with the ball and the second pic is baby 3. So far I have noticed that babies 1 and 2 look very similar. 3 and 4 appear to have some grey down (as opposed to the white of 1 and 2) and their grey coloring seems lighter than the two older babies. I guess we shall see.

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They are adorable! Chicks 1 and 2 seem to really be opaline, making them female, and Church /opaline. Chicks 3 and 4 are most likely normals, I think.

Anyways, the will be more obvious as they feather up, which is going to be very exciting to see! :D They're absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see more of them :fingerx:
 

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They are adorable! Chicks 1 and 2 seem to really be opaline, making them female, and Church /opaline. Chicks 3 and 4 are most likely normals, I think.

Anyways, the will be more obvious as they feather up, which is going to be very exciting to see! :D They're absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see more of them :fingerx:
Is opaline sex linked then? Baby 4 doesn't have much feathers yet but on him or her you can see more grey down. Baby 3 seems to have white and grey down. Additionally, baby 3 has a lighter shade of grey on his or her wings than babies 1 and 2 so far and also no dark beak.
 

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Is opaline sex linked then? Baby 4 doesn't have much feathers yet but on him or her you can see more grey down. Baby 3 seems to have white and grey down. Additionally, baby 3 has a lighter shade of grey on his or her wings than babies 1 and 2 so far and also no dark beak.
Yes, it is sex linked, which is why Church could be split (males can be split as it is located on the X chromosomes and males have two) but if he passed the X carrying the opaline gene on to a male chick, he would be split, too. If he passed it on to a female (XY), then the gene acts dominant as females can't be split and they will show it ;) That's why I think the two ones with white down are females :p
 

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Yes, it is sex linked, which is why Church could be split (males can be split as it is located on the X chromosomes and males have two) but if he passed the X carrying the opaline gene on to a male chick, he would be split, too. If he passed it on to a female (XY), then the gene acts dominant as females can't be split and they will show it ;) That's why I think the two ones with white down are females :p
Thank you for being so helpful and responsive! There is always so much to learn. That is why I love birds.
 

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More pics! Baby 1 in the pic with the ball (a little over 2 weeks) and baby 4 in the second pic (9 days old). Bird Beak Feather Fawn Wing
Bird Toy Comfort Wool Stuffed toy


Video of baby 1 getting scritches:
http://instagr.am/p/BAgUmrHSLQW/
 

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Here are all of them today, left to right baby 3,2,1,4,5 Bird Phasianidae Galliformes Beak Fruit
 

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