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Re: blue and black masked lovies

Posted by KarenH on 2/01/06
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    Sorry Steve, but everything that was written before your attempt at
    communication was true.

    If your birds are producing the colors you're saying they're producing,
    then they are split to more colors than I belive is possible, a few
    pictures of several of the clutches would prove me wrong, now wouldn't it?

    Karen


    > On 1/31/06, steve wrote:
    >> your revalations about colour results in babies green/blue parents
    >> are not always the way. i have a green male which breeds with a blue
    >> female. this pair have produced dozens of babies over the years, the
    >> colours of the babies have been yellow, green, blue, albino (pure
    >> white with pink eyes) grey, yellow and green, blue and white, black
    >> (yes black with a white trim on the edges of the wings) grey and
    >> yellow, and probably a few more variations that i cannot think of at
    >> the moment.
    >
    > What we failed to mention, is that unless you trace the lineage for
    > each parent, you could be surprised with more colors as the parents
    > could have hidden traits from previous splits. My male masked is
    > split to dilute. You can imagine my surprise when I had a completely
    > white baby from my masked pair. She's not completely white now, but
    > snow-white down as a baby. Now she has a gentle wash over her back
    > and rump of a very light grey-brown in places, and light grey on her
    > rump. She's my golden gal!
    >
    > I also had a pair of cockatiels that I did not know carried the fallow
    > gene, until fallow babies were hatched. If you know for a fact that
    > your green bird came from green parents, and your blue came from blue,
    > with no other splits, then you can predict that all will be visually
    > green. If the green carries blue, then you will have blue and green
    > babies. If one was split to ino somewhere along the way, out pop more
    > colors! Like Michael said, you never really know what you have until
    > you've had a number of clutches to show you.