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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:
    >> 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?
    >
    > Lightback are very symetrically colored birds and have a dilute
    > look to the entire body.
    > Since there is this white spot you speak of, I'm going to say
    > that you have pied birds. There are varying degrees of piedness,
    > from one white feather, to entirely white birds. Yes, white
    > birds are extremely heavy pieds.
    > As long as the gene is there, they can produce pieds that are
    > much heavier than the original parent coloring.
    >
    > Michael L

    (She) does seem to match more with the pied, because there are no
    marking at all on the tail.