Gypsy face genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, May 26, 2011.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Songster

    Sep 3, 2008
    green co. KY
    Below are some pics of sumatra x american game crosses of various blends. Is it too young to guess that the light faced, yellow beaked chicks will be red faced and the one black faced and black beaked chick and the blue black beaked chick might be gypsy faced? WHile Im at, the black chick with the white feathers on his wing is this spangling (middle pic)?

    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    The one in the back on the first pic appears to be gypsy faced, but even ones that start with dark faces can lighten over time. You'll know for sure when it's more mature, if it will stay that way. It does appear the one chick has spangling, but it is not unusual for black chicks to get some white feathering in their early plumage. This eventually moults out and they turn out completely black. Again, time will tell. Thanks for sharing your pics. The birds look so curious in the 3rd pic. Cute!

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