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|A Carneau pigeon displaying homozygous recessive red (e//e).|
|Common name||Recessive red|
|Mutation type||Colour modifier|
|Description||Brick red colour over the entirety of the pigeon.|
|Commonly found in breeds such as:||Many|
Recessive red is an autosomal recessive mutation. This means that both parents need to carry the mutant gene for it to express in the next generation. As a recessive mutation, it is possible for this mutation to be carried by a bird who does not visually express it.
Recessive red (phenotype) - solid brick red colouration caused by recessive red in combination with other modifier genes.