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  1. That's too complicated for me lol

    The cock post-155-15740858053535_thumb.jpeg

    The hen is from a blood red cock X black hen

    This cock breeds a barless in every nest , although I think he is more a mealy ,

    Interested what colour I will get .


    I thought this would be what you meant. This bird is what genetics guys call "Ash Red Spread" - like this video:


    Although he looks barless, genetically he is most likely to be "red bar", modified by the "spread" gene (same gene that causes black pigeons). You wont breed true barless birds from him unfortunately.

  2. I bred a cracker with very pale blue colouring from a barless mealy X blue pied will try and get a photo ,

    What would I get from 2 barless mealys ?.


    When you say "barless mealy" do you mean the red version of a genuine barless blue, or do you mean "ash red spread", which is commonly called barless mealy but does not have the barless gene?

  3. When you say "silver", are you talking about dilute blue, like my attachment here?


    Pigeons have three base colours - Ash Red, Blue, Brown, so it is a little confusing when you say "Ash Blue".


    Silver like I've posted is a blue pigeon plus the "dilute" gene, the same gene that turns red pigeons into yellows.


  4. A lot of misinformation in this thread. First remember that "ash red" (red cheq etc) and "recessive red" (Carneaux etc) are very different.


    It is impossible for a pigeon to be "split for" ash red, but they can carry recessive red.


    If your blacks throw red, it is likely recessive red and they're both carriers of the gene. Less likely, recessive opal mimicking ash red.

  5. Well thanks to them for holding my pigeon that got lost off the Montrose Alfa rig and brought back to Aberdeen, now to explain that the SSPCA got a few pigeons too but they won’t tell me what their ring numbers as it’s a policy of theirs, I got mine back but if any of you guys in Aberdeen or surrounding area lost some birds contact SSPCA drumoak Aberdeen ok


    Animal rescue folks are often a bit funny when it comes to returning race birds - I've had a lot say "tell me what the ring says so I can return it to you". No, YOU need to tell ME the ring details so I can check the database and let the owner know!

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