wow really..could you show me a picture of one of your violets.Violet is very difficult to show on camera. The easiest way to show violet is by standing blue birds next to eachother. I have a quite a few violets, and i even have a chick that has hatched violet from two parents that i didnt know had violet in them. This is their first violet chick out of 11 chicks they've had.
Dominant doesnt mean all the babies will get it, it just means all babies that do get it will SHOW it. The pics arent all that clear, but i would be more inclined to say that the chicks are mauve (2x dark factors), not violet. Although from the pics, it might be that the second chick is a violet mauve, which would be a very obvious dark purple colour. Mauve itself tends to appear very greyish purplish blue, so you might mistakingly think a mauve bird is a violet.Ok so do the first two babies have a violet factor? If violet is dominant why isn't the third baby violet?
A dominant mutation would be expected to show on about 50% of the chicks. The others would not have the gene at all. Your chicks look mauve to me too, but violet is always hard to see in photosOk so do the first two babies have a violet factor? If violet is dominant why isn't the third baby violet?