Red & blue on same bird

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Johannes
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Red & blue on same bird

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I have this recently fledged American Show Racer with a similarly marked sibling out of a pair of well marked blue grizzles. Have have no idea of their genotypes but they’ve always produced blue grizzles.
Any thoughts please anyone? Thank you.
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AdamArcher
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Re: Red & blue on same bird

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Usually called "tortoiseshell" or "tort grizzle". It is grizzle with the addition of a bronzing gene.
Johannes
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Re: Red & blue on same bird

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Thanks Adam, I’ll have a read up. Have a good day.
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