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Hi everyone,
one of the chicks currently in the nestbox is appearing to be a spangle however mom is a recessive pied and dad is cobalt/recessive pied.
Can a recessive pied budgie be split for spangle or is spangle dominant over the recessive pied gene?


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No they can't be split for spangle because spangle is a dominant mutation. The most probable explanation is that the mother is both recessive pied and spangle. (Unless you're colony breeding and the chick has a different father) Can you post a picture of the parents?

Here is a picture of a chick that is both recessive pied & spangle
 

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Sure Nev,
here are the parents, as well the chick, she is only 3 weeks old :)
I don't know for sure if that counts as Spangle, but she looks like she is going to be a mauve and her wings are nowhere near normal mauve wings markings :S

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The mum is also carrying spangle as nev suspected
Sorry if i'm sounding stupid or being thick :p:eek: but i thought the spangle gene cannot be carried. It has to be visually there.
So when you say, the mum is also carrying spangle, do you mean she is both spangle and recessive pied as the budgie in Nev's post?
 

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Yes. It cannot be masked, so carrying it does mean showing it. Look at her feathers - they are not normal markings. You can easily see the typical 'ship anchor' appearance of the spangle feathers, and also her flights are white with black lining - spangle all the way!

She is a recessive pied spangle cobalt yes.
 

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She's a very nice hen - Violet recessive pied spangle

The expected result for this pair would be:
25% normal split for recessive pied
25% spangle split for recessive pied
25% recessive pied
25% recessive pied spangle
 

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She's a very nice hen - Violet recessive pied spangle

The expected result for this pair would be:
25% normal split for recessive pied
25% spangle split for recessive pied
25% recessive pied
25% recessive pied spangle
Oh my goodness, no way :eek: Violet recessive pied spangle! I would have never thought, i love the violet gene :D:D
wow those are more outcomes than i expected when i first paired them :eek:
The oldest chick appears to be a spangle split for recessive pied :) she is the one with her back facing the camera and the one on the right in the 2nd picture :)
am i correct?





And thank you Nev for your compliment and help :)
 

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