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    White zebra finch male

    I have two pairs in a cage. A pair of greys and a pair with a white male and a pied female. What color chicks will the white male and pied female make?

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    Re: White zebra finch male

    Its all a gamble on what colors they will make. You don't know what other genes are mixed in with the male and female.
    Look at it like this:

    If your mother has Brown hair, and has a recessive gene for Blonde hair
    and your dad has only the genes for Brown hair
    (Mother will be Bb= Brown with recessive blonde and father will be BB= all brown)

    The possible combinations for a babies hair would be: BB, BB, Bb, and Bb, so it is half and half on what it could be. (I hope that wasn't confusing ) You will just have to wait and see what comes out! "Don't count your chickens before they hatch!"
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    Re: White zebra finch male

    You'll more than likely get pied since it's a stronger gene than white, depending on how many young they have in the nest you may get a good mix though. If any are split to normal or another mutation then sooner or later you'll have that mutation come up too.

    I have a fawn hen paired with a CFW male from them I only get CFW hens and normal males so they're easy to sex as soon as they start to feather only once have I got a fawn hen from them and I haven't had one since.

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    Re: White zebra finch male

    I've just used the Genetic Advisor here to see what mutations this pair might breed.

    If both are true mutations then the offspring will all be normals split for pied white. If the female is split pied then the offspring will be half normal split pied and half normal split white pied, the same if only the male is split. If both are split you'll get a mix of normals, normal split pied, normal split white and normal split white pied.

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    Re: White zebra finch male

    Thank you for your help.

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