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Re: What is this color called?

Posted by Robert E. on 6/29/05
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    On 6/29/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 6/29/05, Robert E. wrote:
    >> The first of my babies has hopped out of the nest. It is
    >> quite a beautiful bird, s/he is white, but with a grey head,
    >> white cheeks, and the normal face stripe. There are no
    >> markings on the tail or anything else other than the head
    >> like I stated. Very very beautiful bird. Will this color
    >> stay as an adult? What is is called?
    >
    > Robert,
    > Is the 'normal face stripe' that you are referring to a tear
    > drop under the eye?
    > If so, it sounds as if it is a CFW or Chestnut Flanked White.
    > They have pale grey heads when they fledge, but that goes
    > away in time. Them males eventually develop chestnut-colored
    > cheek patches and the hens do not.
    > If it's not that, it could also be a very heavy pied.
    > Of course if you have pictures, that would make it very easy
    > to determine the mutation.
    >
    > Michael L

    I am trying to get pictures, but where the digital camera went
    during the move is anyone's guess. The parents appear to be
    normal coloration, except the male has a white patch or feather
    in the middle of his tail instead of the usual spots. I have
    never been able to tell from websites the differences between
    normal and lightback, is it possible the father is lightbacked?