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Can someone show me an example of a clearflight pied,
and an opaline example?

And when I say example I mean picture XD

Also what would be the outcomes if I bred a female green clearflight pied to a normal green male?

I think its 50% clearflight pieds and 50% normals,
but I came here to make sure.

By the way, are clearflight pieds dominant or recessive?

....and does cinnamon fade the body color/
 

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Here are some photos from my flock-

Puppy is a Clearflight Pied-

You can see he has clear flight feathers, but NO clear band of feathers across his tummy (he is also a greywing, so his colors are diluted)

Examples of Opaline-

Notice he has a visible "V" shape between his wings where there is no striping.

Some opalines do have some striping between the wings, but you can see the body color is spread into that area, and also into the wings.


Also, you'll see that the striping on the head is lighter on an opaline- spaced farther than a "normal"-


I think i have heard that cinnamon does dilute body color a little bit... here is my cinnamon Kitty-


I don't know much about breeding/genetics, so i'll let others answer those questions!
 

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My Harold is a clearflight pied Opaline. :D

(Bird on the right)


Actually, your bird is a Dominant Pied, not a Clearflight Pied.

You can tell because he has a band of clear feathers across his tummy.

A clearflight pied has a solid body color-


...and clear flight feathers-
 

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Opaline
With opaline you can see the lack of marking on the top of the head and the neck!





if you compare those images to the below you can tell the difference..kestrel (below) has full black markings on his head and neck the above dont!


Clearflight pieds.
They dont have a white/yellow band across their front! And usually only their flight feathers are white/yellow (depending on base colour)




But if they do have a white band, it is higher up on the body and only a small patch
Clearflightpied (below)



Dominant pied (below)



Can you tell the difference?

Extra help!

Recessive pieds and double factor pied look very similar.
the was to tell the difference is :

Recessive pied DONOT have an iris ring and do have markings on the flihgt feathers, and are very 'blotchy'



DF pieds DO have iris rings and DONOT have markings on their flight feathers, and are more white/yellow

 

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what if I had a cinnamon dilute skybluel yf2 opaline or clearflight pied?
would the tail be a light yellow?
 

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what if I had a cinnamon dilute skybluel yf2 opaline or clearflight pied?
would the tail be a light yellow?
as its a yf2 it would effect the colouring so i think the tail would be greenish-i think.
a clearflight pied will have the normal coloured tail (blue) (or black in grey budgies)
 
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