Color/ Mutation Identification

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Re: Color/ Mutation Identification

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Good day. Here is an updated picture of the tail feathers of pigeon #1 (ember vs. indigo)
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Re: Color/ Mutation Identification

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Almost certainly not indigo, tail bar is waaaaay too dark :)
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Those this confirm that the bird is an ember?
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I'm never willing to say anything is "confirmed" with pigeons, they're always surprising us, but yes it is likely. Pair it with a recessive red to test it?
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Actually, that's true they always have surprises. She has a squab right now, I have paired her to a blue spread. If ever the mother is really an ember I hope to get a spread ember. If I pair it with a recessive red what color am I expecting the squabs to be?
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You'll only get ember spreads if the partner she is with now carries ember or recessive red. If you pair to a recessive red you expect embers, remember ember and recessive red are alleles.
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Re: Color/ Mutation Identification

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Oh, I see. Thank you for the tips!
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