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Redbus
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Can someone explain the genetics of the fawn mutation in Painted firetails. I assume the mutation is recessive so you would need a fawn and a split to produce fawn offspring. Any advice appreciated.
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Alf63
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You are correct. Autosomal recessive. Can have splits in both cocks and hens. As you have stated you need a Split & Fawn to produce coloured young of either sex
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Ideally you need a Split and a Fawn. It is possible to do so with 2 spits. But there is so much wastage (non fawn birds that you do not know if they carry the gene so can only sell as "normal/possible splits") Can also do with 2 Fawns, believe these birds are quite strong enough that this is not a problem.
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Thanks Alf63 and finchbreeder for the information.
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finchbreeder wrote: 10 Aug 2021, 10:11 Ideally you need a Split and a Fawn. It is possible to do so with 2 spits. But there is so much wastage (non fawn birds that you do not know if they carry the gene so can only sell as "normal/possible splits") Can also do with 2 Fawns, believe these birds are quite strong enough that this is not a problem.
Well I seem to have struck gold. I bought a fawn hen but because of lockdowns etc I could not find a split fawn cock, so I just paired her up with a nice normal red cock I bought for $30. They have just fledged three chicks and one of them is fawn and the other two will be split. So it looks like I stumbled upon a split fawn cock by accident.
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Very lucky!
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Go buy a lotto ticket. :thumbup: It is obviously your lucky time.
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