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Hey guys!
I am facing a dilema. Candy and Apollo are both spangles I think.
Candy:


Apollo. He also has a couple black feathers on his wings...


They had one opaline blue chick, one normal blue, one double factor with suffision, One I am not quite sure on and a green Spangle. i think that is what it is.
But There was a 6th chick that died and it had red eyes...Would it have been lutino or albino? Also in question is the fact that was it Apollo carrying the Ino gene or Candy... Also I am not sure on the chicks mutations...
I need alot of help here please guys :eek::eek:

The Chicks:
Green Spangle (?)


Some type of YF...YF Blue?


The two blues. The closest and the furthest
 

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The first chick looks like a YF2 blue opaline spangle
The second is YF1 blue spangle
The last two look like a normal blue and an opaline.

I think Apollo is actually a YF2 blue spangle and not a green as well.
If you have an ino chick, it would have been albino and the male would have to be split to it for it to show up in the chick.
 

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The first chick looks like a YF2 blue opaline spangle
The second is YF1 blue spangle
The last two look like a normal blue and an opaline.

I think Apollo is actually a YF2 blue spangle and not a green as well.
If you have an ino chick, it would have been albino and the male would have to be split to it for it to show up in the chick.
100% what she said...

plus the ino baby would´ve been a girl...
 

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The hen is opaline spangle violet and the **** is Type 2 yellow face spangle sky blue. The **** bird is showing a lot of opalescence and at first I thought he was opaline as well but from outcome of the chicks he can't be

The chicks are
Type 2 yellow face opaline spangle sky blue
Yellow face spangle cobalt (probably type 2 as well but looks type 1)
Normal cobalt
Opaline cobalt

Only a **** bird can carry an ino gene that is not visable
 

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The hen is opaline spangle violet and the **** is Type 2 yellow face spangle sky blue. The **** bird is showing a lot of opalescence and at first I thought he was opaline as well but from outcome of the chicks he can't be

The chicks are
Type 2 yellow face opaline spangle sky blue
Yellow face spangle cobalt (probably type 2 as well but looks type 1)
Normal cobalt
Opaline cobalt

Only a **** bird can carry an ino gene that is not visable
Agree with nev. I thought the **** was opaline too. He shows a significant amount of opalescence, but judging from the chicks that is because he is SPLIT for opaline. Sometimes opaline bred birds and cocks split for opaline can show a lot of opalescence.

Also agree with the mutations of all the chicks, but the normal cobalt at the back... the photo isnt clear but it looks to me like there is some slight yellow? If so its likely YF1. But you would easily know yourself if it is yellow or white faced so, aside from that nev has it dead on as usual :D
 

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Thanks guys! You rule so much!

Nup he is a WF. :) Thanks so much though. I love you guys. Your so smart lol:D
 

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Oh and of course, just in case you dont know or someone hasnt said already - given that the **** is split for opaline, and opaline chicks you can be certain that they are females. Cocks split for a sex linked gene can only produce females that display the gene and males that are split for but dont display the gene. In this case there is the chicks should roughly come out like this: 25% male normal 25% male normal split opaline, 25% normal female, 25% opaline female (only speaking concerning sex and the opaline mutation).

Easiest way to sex young birds in some cases :D
 

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Oh and of course, just in case you dont know or someone hasnt said already - given that the **** is split for opaline, and opaline chicks you can be certain that they are females. Cocks split for a sex linked gene can only produce females that display the gene and males that are split for but dont display the gene. In this case there is the chicks should roughly come out like this: 25% male normal 25% male normal split opaline, 25% normal female, 25% opaline female (only speaking concerning sex and the opaline mutation).

Easiest way to sex young birds in some cases :D
In this case because the hen is opaline and the **** is split for opaline the opaline chicks can be either sex
 

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In this case because the hen is opaline and the **** is split for opaline the opaline chicks can be either sex
Haha. I always seem to let one little point like that slip my mind before making a post. Of course i had read and knew that, but for some reason i just was thinking about the **** being split and the hen being spangle. You sure have a knack for catching me in my blond moments nev :D
 
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