I am starting a project of recording squeaker pictures and then a follow up of the adult. I have started this page before and have lost my photos. So I will learn perseverance also. I also will be starting a project of discovering the genes that are contributing to several of my families. I will be documenting my progress. It will take a little time to get the page just right, so do come back.
There are many thing that can be seen in the babies before they are grown. Here for example are two photos of a dirty squeaker. The genetic symbol for dirty is V and it comes from the name Verdunkel. It is written as a capital because it is dominant to wild type. Wild type is the assumed unmodified bird, or a blue bar.
black that you see on the body will disappear as the bird matures.
the toenails are black and remain so. The beak will also stay black
Hey it looks like you can eat this
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Blue checker 913
Comparing band 80-81 they were nestmates.
Ash red/pure for grizzle
The left baby, Blue bar, nest mate with the next bird.
The right baby, Ash red checker, nest mate with the previous bird.
Blue bar with pearl eyes
Band 41 is a dirty bird. Notice how dark it's toes have become. As it becomes an adult the black skin will lighten, but the toenails and beak will remain black. The color of the bird will also be darker.
Here is a good example of dirty and maybe it is extreme. It sure is amazing how the skin color changed and yes it is the same bird. The black that you see on the body will disappear as the bird matures. Often the toenails are black and remain so. The beak will also stay black. Genetically this little fellow is Dirty V- Verdunkel
Long down nest 5 band 50. My guess is dominant opal.
This bird has short down and a brown ring on the beak. It is the collor dun and is dilute blue/black
Note the redder ring on the bill. This bird is a recessive red with under grizzle.
Once again note the ring on the bill. This bird is a recessive red but is the dilute form. It also has two forms of grizzle. Under grizzle and grizzle. It is not pure for these, but rather has one out of two genes.
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