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Kev Barrett

how to tell pure penguins from splits

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can you tell pure bred penguins from splits, I had 4 pairs of pures from an aviary centre but had 2 females escape and 1 die so I bought 4 females from a breeder at a bird sale but now have splits and as mine are colony bred its hard to tell who are the true parents as nine fledged at once. here are some. do penguins have white tails as some now have the bars on the tails

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Kev, I don't have Penguin so can't really answer your main question I'm afraid, but any chicks/birds with white tail or white in their wing flight feathers are Pied. So perhaps Pied Penguin.

I see one with an ordinary tail, so, if no white flights in wings it could be a normal Penguin. Smart looking birds though.

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Cheers Andyn I looked it up and penguins have diluted tails so the dark ones are splits or normal I assume also no tear drops so I know one of the offending females lol. Quite like the mix so will see where it goes for a while.

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