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So far, sky blue normal ****, split for recessive pied and YF2, has produced nothing but YF2 babies (10 out of 10) ... with two different hens. Will all his progeny be YF2?
Thanks, Jen!Yellowface is dominant. If he has been paired to two different white faced hens and had all Yellowface chicks, he is most likely a double factor Yellowface, meaning both his parents were YF.
As YF is dominant, they cannot be split for it. They are either blue and have a yellow face, (single factor yellowface)
They are blue and have a white face but have all YF young (they are then double factor yellowface)
Or they are blue and have a white face, have no YF chicks, and are not Yellowface nor split for it and will never have Yf young even if one of their parents were YF.
All 9 of his babies (7 with one hen and 2 with the other) are YF2, i.e., they are yellow throughout their bodies.So if a blue **** bird with a white face is producing all yellowface chicks, they can only be yellowface type one UNLESS the hen is a yellowface type 2. Since all his chicks have been yellowface with different hens it is likely that HE is the double factor yellowface type 1 and all his chicks are single factor yellowface type 1's.
I think the seafoam green comes from sky blue YF2. Since mine are cobalt YF2, the YF2 is less obvious.YF 2 are birds with yellow faces and a seafoam green color in their body feathers.
Alot of your babies do not look YF2 to me.
Top one is sky blue, bottom one is cobalt. The one on the left I cant see any more than a spec of colour, but I would just take a stab at that and say cobalt.Thanks, Dean. :urock:
Here are Brett's younger siblings from another clutch (ages 21-28 days). One is the spittin' image of Brett, except the younger one's cheek patches are violet whereas Brett's are clear. Is the younger guy sky blue or cobalt?
Thanks again, Dean.Top one is sky blue, bottom one is cobalt. The one on the left I cant see any more than a spec of colour, but I would just take a stab at that and say cobalt.