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Emmy

The Odd Man Out!

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Just had  4 chicks fledge today.  Parents are normal BC. and one of the chicks looks nothing like a BC or a normal!

 

Not sure if its a pied fawn or a pied cream  -it definitely has different colours in it.

 

Photos of the chicks:

 

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In the other BC nest there were 5 chicks, 4 of them fledged yesterday but the odd thing is the 5th chick was not attempting to leave the nest .  When I checked on it  today it's definitely a much younger chick and it will be a few days before it will be ready to fledge.  I'm thinking that perhaps another egg has been laid later on after they have started to incubate the eggs.

 

Emmy

 

 

 

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Hi Emmy,

Had to be you with an odd chick didn't it ? Lol

Have you a side on shot please ?

At mo it looks fawn colouring so the male is split fawn,

Once side shot might be able to tell more,

All the best,

Trevor.

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Here's the  side photo you asked for Trevor of 'the odd one out' :D
 
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Have another pair nesting in the outside flight and hatched out two but found one chick dead this morning -  reckon it's been too cold for them nesting outside - Lately it's been frosty in the mornings here :mad:
 
Saying that I also had a nice surprise this morning  :D -  there are 4 young chicks flying about in the outside  flight, still got their black beaks, no idea who the parents are, but they have  hatched out in the outside flight :o
 
This is another one I've no idea what colour it is -looks like grey cheeks when it should have been black :unknw:
 
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Any idea what mutation this one is? 
Emmy

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Hi Emmy,

Can you post a close up of the tail, as it looks to light be just fawn.

Are there three colours in the tail ?

Clare

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Hi Clare

The first picture in this post is the same bird and shows its tail colours - doesn't look like the colour of the other fawns I have, a lot  lighter.

 

Hi Andrew its cage bred so I know the parents are both BC.

 

Emmy

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A confusing bird! If it's cream one of the parents would have to be visibly cream or silver as it's a dominant gene.

My bc silvers don't get black cheeks until they have their first moult, so yours should come through with a moult. The bird in my profile picture is a bc silver and she has pretty much no black in her cheeks at all.

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Thanks Stefan,

 

( Stefan is my grandson's name too :lol: )

Those two birds in the above photos are not related  -  but in each case their parents were BC.

 

(one  pair of the parents:  cock bird was a fawn BC and hen was normal BC, but the other pair of parents both were normal BC)

 

When they are older, if I pair up the two birds in the above photos , any idea what colours could they could produce ?

 

Emmy

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