Pure white baby

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sarizvi
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Pure white baby

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Hello Adam,

how can two pigeons of dark color can produce a white baby?

attaching three pictures.
1st and 2nd picture is of babies (34 and 35 days old)
3rd picture is of parents (mom on left and dad on right)

Thanks
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Re: Pure white baby

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https://www.pigeongenetics.com/wiki/index.php/White

White can be produced by a number of different genotypes, it's hard to tell from the photo if your bird is pure white and dirty, or if it has some pigment in the feathers?
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baby is pure white and dirty. no pigmentation at all.
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In that case, "recessive white" is likely to be the gene responsible. That would mean both your birds carry the gene.
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Parents or the babies carry the gene?
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The parents carry one copy, the white baby carries two, the non-white babies likely carry one.
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Thanks Adam, I have just two pairs and both produce very interesting color babies.
This time around Indigo bar pair is raising two unique color babies. Will share as their coloring is more pronounced.
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