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Re: blue and black masked lovies/karen

Posted by steve on 2/02/06
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    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
    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.