Congo African Grey
Green Cheeks is very rewarding. It is easy to predict the outcome of
your clutches by knowing how the colors/traits are genetically
transmitted. There is some speculation that some of the traits may not
be transmitted as straightforwardly as originally believed, but here are
some guidelines to help you understand:
Sex-Linked Traits (include Yellow Sided,
- Only the male carries a split.
- Sex-linked traits are always visual
when present in a female.
- A female cannot be split to a sex
- If you have a baby and it is visually
one of the sex linked traits, and the mother is NOT that trait, then
the baby is a female and acquired that trait from her father
Autosomal Recessive (includes Turquoise
- Both parents must be visual for a
Recessive trait or be split to that trait to produce a baby visually
showing that trait.
- You can not predict gender by
following these traits.
Thank you to
Ron Landis and
Richard Cusick for producing this helpful chart. If you click
on their names, you can visit their websites!
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