return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
click here for Rodent Pro
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Gecko . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Hognose . . . . . . . . . .  The Reign of the Redfoot . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Herpetological Society Meeting - Jan. 28, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 02, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 03, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 03, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (Milwaukee) - Feb. 09, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting (FoxValley) - Feb. 09, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 11, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Feb. 12, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Lancaster Herp Society Meeting - Feb. 18, 2022 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Feb. 19, 2022 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Helix Controls
pool banner - $50 year

RE: Breeding question

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Bird Discussions ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Wed Nov 5 23:51:57 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

From what I understand (not a breeder, work with rescues but study them a lot LOL!) dilute means basically as its name states, dilute, meaning that the body color is paler than that of its counterparts. It depends on whether it is a recessive or dominant gene in the bird as to whether it will effect the coloration of its offspring. If I remember correctly even one that is showing the dilute coloration could actually have a recessive dilute gene. If a dilute recessive is paired with another that caries the dilute gene there is a great chance it will be passed onto its young. If it is dominant dilute then there is a great chance it will passed onto its young whether paired with a dilute or not. If it is recessive and paired with a non-dilute then the offspring will most likely not show any dilute coloring. Hope I got that right LOL! Now as far as the other color mutations and the offsprings coloring I can't be much help but this page should help you answer your questions.
parrotlet color mutations and breeding


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


<< Previous Message:  Breeding question - toddbecker, Wed Nov 5 11:44:05 2008