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Re: blue and black masked lovies/Steve

Posted by KarenH on 2/05/06
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    Exactly how was I supposed to know you were a Brit? I have nothing against any
    British person. I never even think about where any person writing any post is
    from. I really could care less. It means nothing. Had you been from France,
    USA, Mexico, my response would have been the same.

    W/o pictures, I highly doubt what you're saying. Oh it could be true, but
    people on anonymous chat boards like to embelish a lot (and no it's not just
    Brits who do this. Tons of Americans do it too.)

    You post on a thread saying birds someone has could be split to 6, 7, 8
    different mutations when the person has no idea about the parentage. It's not
    easy to get birds split to so many different mutations. Your birds would have
    to have been selectively bred for many generations for the parent birds to be
    split to so many colors. That's what I'm saying. If it sounds too good to be
    true, then it usually is. A few splits I believe but the amount of splits
    you're saying yours have, wellll, I'm from Missouri and it's called the
    SHOW-ME state. So SHOW ME.

    Karen

    On 2/02/06, steve wrote:
    > 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.