White pigeons with colored eye from grizzle

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Blackbell
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White pigeons with colored eye from grizzle

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A friend of mine has grizzles that are almost all white that look like they are reds so I am assuming they are homozygous recessive red grizzles. These birds have a eye that I would like to try to get in an all white bird. If I breed two of the original birds that have the same genes will I be able to get an all white bird? Thanks
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AdamArcher
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Re: White pigeons with colored eye from grizzle

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To breed whites with coloured eyes use grizzle and ash red. Preferably homozygous for both. Adding spread and pied can also help.
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Re: White pigeons with colored eye from grizzle

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Adam don’t know if you can tell from the picture but I think that is a ash red grizzle so I should try to breed two of them together or put to a black spread?
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Yea it looks like it, doesn't have a white beak so unlikely to be a very white recessive red.
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