1 = grey hen no white rump on this one. 2 = grey cock this one has a white rump so it is a cock bird. 3 = lime cock he is not lutino lime because they have clear wing flights like the cock in num 4. i don`t think he is dark factor because his head is to light if he was dark factor his lime green head would be alot duller than that. 4 = greygreen lutino lime cock and 2 x lime hens. 5 = mustard hen or greygreen cinnamon both are the same thing.
well thats my opinion. you need to get fox`s opinion as well. he knows what he is looking at when it comes to red rump mutations as well.
peter you would be correct, if that is what the parents are then yes the young cock bird would be lutino lime/opaline. just a quick point, next time you are taking pictures of birds so that people can tell you what colours they are, don't be holding them. just let them sit on a perch natural like, it's much easier to tell then.
Post by AussieBirds on Jan 12, 2006 16:16:49 GMT 7
Better still Peter let me hold them ;D ;D ;D in fact i volinteer to look after them for your mate ( yea right ) Ill give them back ......I promise ( quick Amanda open the door of the aviary for me, they will never miss them)
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yeah peter fox is right, the cock bird must be a lutino lime.it wasnt a very clear photo because we can not see the birds back or rump. i was just judging from what i could see. a tip when taking photos, side on is no good you need photos from behind so we can see the birds rump and wing flights from behind.