okay, yes all my Lacewings have red eyes and after further research I've found that Lacewings can only have red eyes.
Sorry Rhonda - I'm not trying to be a smart-alec, just trying to understand. How does this make the hen YFT2 violet cinnamon spangle dom pied? Can you explain it to me? (small syllables is good!)
I know you are not being a smart-alec Karen I have never thought of that way..
Her Mum is Princess Who is a DF skyblue dominant pied so all her babies are pied. Her Dad is Sinbad Who is a Normal YFT2cinnamon violet. So she got His YFT2 and cinnamon which make her look like that. Here are some pics which might help Dad
This is her when she was a baby
this is her sister how didn't get the YFT2 so she is white
It is just how the YFT2 gene works with the white birds, it bleeds through the while and turns it yellow and the violet a yuk green colour..
so spangle & dominant pied are dominant over everything? so dom pied isn't sex linked? neither is spangle? does that mean girls can be split to them as well?
I'm confused with Sinbad: Normal YFT2cinnamon violet - I thought normal meant just that. phew! genetics is so difficult!
Sorry Karen Normal means he has normal markings on his bodie.. The lines are Normal.
Your Grey hen is Opaline so she is not normal but opaline.. Your male is normal and cinnamon. So he is a Normal cinnamon..
My boy is a YFT2 violet cinnamon so that means the yellow bleeds through his body and turns the violet to green. The same with the blue birds that look green like jimmy here who is a blue bird, with the YFT2 gene.
Spangle & Dominant Pied are dominant. The spangle gene will always show, sometimes the pied may mask the spangle like it does in Princess but she is spangle .. You wouldn't know she was spangle untill you breed birds like this..
No birds are split to spangle or dominant pied they either are or their not.. I think the pied gene is harder cause the piedness can vary so much from looking like a normal bird but having pink feet.. I have one of these and am going to breed him asap to another normal and see if I get pieds..