Who's your daddy? (and your mommy?)..Birmingham roller babies

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I seem to have confused myself! I have had 2 baby rollers hatched this year. They are from different nest times but were hatched in the same nest box. I posted when the first was a baby that the parents were an 'ash red' (male) and a reduced t-pattern blue check (female), but now with the second baby I'm thinking it was a red mottle (female) and a reduced t-pattern blue check (male). Here are some pics of the potential parents and pics of one of the babies. I'm almost certain the parents were the red mottle and reduced, but both 'babies' look identical. Help!!

    Some of the pictures are not so good, and I apologize [​IMG]
    First is the red mottle hen
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    and her mate, reduced t-pattern blue check
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    Next is the 'ash red' male
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    and his mate, reduced t-pattern blue check
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    And the youngest of the 2 babies (both are identical in color)
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    Again, I'm almost positive mom to the baby was the red mottle, unless she was just sleeping in the nest with the baby? Could I get 2 identical-looking birds from 4 non-related birds? The reduceds were a mated pair before I got them but took new mates after arriving here. The red mottle and 'ash red' are not related either.
     
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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the red coukld be pied... and not 100% the second cock bird is an ash red...
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I'm not really sure what color the 'ash red' is, the jury is still out on that one. The breeder who gave me the red mottle told me that's what she was...since he's been breeding them for years I'll go with what he says [​IMG]
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the "ash-red" male is actually a homozygous blue indigo, which creates an ash-red mimic. As far as I can tell anyway. But it is indigo regardless of the base color. The two babies also appear to be indigo.
     

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