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This picture is one that I found on Google images. First of all, has anyone seen it before? and second of all, does anyone know which mutation it is? Is it a new one?

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Yellowface light green with a really fascinating
hairstyle? I can't imagine why a green bird would
have white on its head. I hope someone with a
greater knowledge of genetics can help explain
this one. I know I'm totally lost with it.
 

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Wow that's cool. I'll check out the other thread, thanks to both of you. I wonder if this means future mutations that are green based with white heads?
 

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The white with the spots on it's head looks photoshopped to me:S, anyone else? I'm not sure, though, looks cool!:rolleyes:
I read on the thread that Lindsey provided a link to that this is real and called flecking (I think that was it) and it's also found in other mutations but is not considered a good trait to breed for.
 

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It is called flecking. It is quite a common fault in Opaline show birds. It is usually only found in Opaline birds of whatever colour mutation.
 

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It is called flecking. It is quite a common fault in Opaline show birds. It is usually only found in Opaline birds of whatever colour mutation.
Thanks for sharing this, can there be opalines without this? Or other birds with this?
 

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Yes there can and this is what breeders strive for. I have not seen other birds with the flecking unless they were opaline. Breeders introduce opaline into their birds to improve the throat spots. As opaline is sex linked if the male is split for opaline or visual opaline, opaline will only show up visually in the female offspring. If the female is opaline (they cannot be split for it) and the females born will be normal and the males will either be opaline or split opaline. The same thing happens with Cinnamon which is introduced into the birds to improve the feather. Cinnamon gives longer softer feathers.
 

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I found

You can clean up spots on opalines by breeding opaline to opaline.

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Yes there can and this is what breeders strive for. I have not seen other birds with the flecking unless they were opaline. Breeders introduce opaline into their birds to improve the throat spots. As opaline is sex linked if the male is split for opaline or visual opaline, opaline will only show up visually in the female offspring. If the female is opaline (they cannot be split for it) and the females born will be normal and the males will either be opaline or split opaline. The same thing happens with Cinnamon which is introduced into the birds to improve the feather. Cinnamon gives longer softer feathers.
You can clean up spots on opalines by breeding opaline to opaline.

Blessings,

Jo Ann:budge:
Wow, so interesting, especially the bits about how opaline is sex linkend and how breeding opalines with opalines will get rid of the spots!
 

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Yes there can and this is what breeders strive for. I have not seen other birds with the flecking unless they were opaline. Breeders introduce opaline into their birds to improve the throat spots. As opaline is sex linked if the male is split for opaline or visual opaline, opaline will only show up visually in the female offspring. If the female is opaline (they cannot be split for it) and the females born will be normal and the males will either be opaline or split opaline. The same thing happens with Cinnamon which is introduced into the birds to improve the feather. Cinnamon gives longer softer feathers.
I have a flecked **** bird who is a normal grey. Had a Grey Hen who was flecked and have had a couple of none opaline birds with minor flecking in the past.
 

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I have a flecked **** bird who is a normal grey. Had a Grey Hen who was flecked and have had a couple of none opaline birds with minor flecking in the past.
That's interesting, I guess we'll wait and see if any of the experts have anything to say about this.
 
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