HOW DO YOU BREED A BLUE GOULDIAN
I HAVE YELLOW AND NORMAL GOULDIANS . HOW CAN I BREED BLUE GOULDIANS WITHOUT HAVING TO BUY A PAIR OF BLUES . I AM IN SOUTH AFRICA AND BLUES ARE VERY RARE AND SCARCE HERE. MY E MAIL ADDRESS IS email@example.com
There is only one way that I know of. Buy two split-to blues. I believe that all the mutations that must be present to produce a blue are all recessive. To the best of knowledge, these mutations prevent the birds from picking up or using the red or yellow pigments in their feathers. Both parents must each have at least one recessive gene for this to pass on to their offspring. The chicks must get two recessive genes for a blue back or the blue, being recessive, will be invisible. In other words, If you know a breeder who is breeding blue backs, try to purchase two unrelated split to blues.
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