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qualmond crossed with a faded pigeon

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quick question for some pigeon genetic people. I think I already know the answer but I thought I would ask anyway. Has anybody crossed a qualmond pigeon with a faded pigeon. If so what color is the offspring, any homozygous faded birds. I am sure since they are two different alleles on the same locus, that I will get heterozygous faded and heterozygous qualmond. But I thought I would just ask. 

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What breeds if i may ask, and any pics of?

keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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keeping assorted bantams and standard chickens..    pigeons: "white dove release" racing homers, flying flights, flying birmingham rollers, parlor rollers, parlor tumblers, "coop tumblers", Chinease owls.

    Looking to talk to others who enjoy our pigeon/dove hobby.  Also looking to talk chickens, especially black bantam true rosecombs i hope to have again someday, as well as silkies, and...

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Sorry no pictures, but I have qualmonds and faded factor in both Racing homers and Birmingham rollers. Qualmond and Faded are on same locus as Hickory, Sandy,and Almond, etc.. Qualmond and Faded are not lethal to males in homozygous form. So I think I know the answer, just wandered if anybody ever crossed them. Qualmond was discovered by Quinn off of Almond birds. Thus they gave Quinn credit and named it Qualmond. Cool huh? Sorry I don`t know how to post pictures yet.

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For all of the wonderful pigeon people out there, I thought I would make my quest more understandable. Pigeons are really tough to sex. You either have to do a sex linked color mating, such as a brown cock mated to a blue hen, all blue young will be cocks and all brown squabs will be hens. Or you could mate a ash red hen to a blue cock. All blue young will be hens and all ash red squabs will be cocks. etc. etc. Or you can simply use faded factor or even qualmonds to breed day old sexing of squabs. When the male is pure for faded or qualmond all males are pure white with either brown, blue, or ash red ticking depending on base color. All hens carry only one faded or qualmond on its gene pool, so she is her color brown, blue, or ash red. So when I mate a homozygous pure male ( White color ) with a faded or qualmond hen. all white birds are males and all colored birds are females. I never have to guess the sex of the pigeon. Thus I never have too many cocks or hens, If I give somebody a pair of pigeons, I know for sure its a male and a female. Not 2 males or 2 females. Saves a lot of frustration. That is why auto/sex texan pioneers ( faded birds ) are so popular in the squabbing business. I hopes this helps everyone in the pigeon fancy. 

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Yes, I was correct, When I crossed faded with Qualmond the male offspring is ( heterozygous qualmond/ heterozygous faded ) will be white with colored tick feathers. Hope this helps someone in their studies of genetics. 

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