Well i guess that you know better than me what colours my birds produce. i
have never seen any of my babies that i have had over the last however
many years i have been breeding, you have a better knowledge than me about
my birds dont you, and what they produce. you are cleverer you know more.
please accept my appoligies for my ignorance.
i am just a mere stupid brit... your country always knows better than us.
and is always right... where i am always wrong about my birds.
thank you for your reply and i will never be wrong about the colours that
i see all the time that my babies happen to be.
On 2/01/06, KarenH wrote:
> 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
>> 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.