Thank you!Sorry, I don't know much about mutations but she is very pretty and very photogenic. I assume that from the conditions you got him in, she definitely isn't hand tamed. Are you going to try and train her?
I think you may be right about breeding.OK; missed that - so no DEC. Maybe the only way to tell for sure is by breeding.
I've read this as well. In fact, I have it saved on my laptop. But your bird looks like a female to me (?) How do one see the difference between lutino and DFS hens?I think you may be right about breeding.
This is what I found on a website.
What is the difference between a Lutino/Ino and a Dark Eyed Clear (DEC) or a Double Factor Spangle?
These three birds can all be the same colour with the same amount of suffusion. The main difference is their eyes and the colour of the adult male's cere. There are other very subtle differences.
Lutinos (or albinos) have red eyes with an iris ring and the males cere will stay pink all his life.
Dark eyed clears have dark eyes with no iris ring. (As small babies in the nest their eyes are plum coloured). The male's cere will stay pink all it's life
Double factor spangle adults have black eyes with an iris ring and the adult male's cere is the normal blue colour.
What do you think?
Yes she is a female.I've read this as well. In fact, I have it saved on my laptop. But your bird looks like a female to me (?) How do one see the difference between lutino and DFS hens?
Thanks Nev!Your bird looks like a lutino to me and I've bred a lot of them.
Some lutinos have very dark red eyes and it can be difficult to see that they are red
A double factor spangle would be unlikely to have pink feet and an orange beak unless it had another mutation as well
The irises show that it is not a dark eyed clear or a double factor spangle that is masking recessive pied