>>>Patrocinadores

It is true that the appearance of a new "mutation" of the star finch is going to get higher level in the ranking of species preferred by fans of exotic birds. The "yellow" mutation, a bird looking like gold in the eyes of a ornithophilous.

The first thing to know is that it is not a mutation really but a combination of two mutations that make the back of our star finch to be yellow. As we must review several mutations to reach the yellow combination we write about of all those mutation we know not known, let's see if we weak up interest of those students of mutations and in short we can see new combinations of more and more spectacular colours.

Now we se below our normal colour of the star finch:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Beautiful, isn't it? ...

Let's enumerate variations in colour of the Star Finch :

1.- Pied
2.- Yellow head
3.- Fawn
4.- Cinnamon simple factor and double factor

Starting in those mutations we can get the following combinations :

1.-Normal red head
2.- Normal yellow head
3.- Pied red head
4.-Pied Yellow head
5.-Fawn red head
6.- Fawn yellow head
7.-Fawn pied red head
8.- Fawn pied yellow head
9.- Cinnamon red head
10.- Cinnamon yellow head
11.Cinnamon pied red head
12.- Cinnamon pied yellow head
13.- Fawn Cinnamon red head(YELLOW RED HEAD)
14.- Fawn Cinnamon yellow head (YELLOW YELLOW HEAD)
15.- Pied Yellow red head
16.- Pied yellow yellow head

Note:All cinnamon combinations can be simple and double factor

PIED

The first mutation is Pied. It's transmison is dominant I show some photos below:

8

9

10

Star finch normal x Star finch pied will give us 100 % pied ruficauda.

YELLOW HEAD

Now we have the yellow head mutation , it is a recessive mutation, in some photos below you can see the beck, tail and head are yellow or orange.

11

12

13

Hen Normal red Head x Cock yellow head give us 100 % hens and cocks normal red head split for yellow head.

14

FAWN

We have had this mutation in Spain for many years, known by me everty body I have be talking to as "Isabela" or "Pastel", a recessive mutation. Right now, I know its name is "Fawn", this mutation reduces the black pheomelanin of the feathers of the bird, so the tone of its back is more clear, highlighting the contrast with the head and tail to maintaining their bright red.

Let's see some photos:

15

16

17

18

Normal x Fawn will give us 100 % hens and cocks normal split for fawn

CINNAMON

The pastel mutation is dominant sex linked mutation, with a cock and a normal hen we will get hens cinnamon and normal cocks split for cinnamon. The best way to differentiate fawn to cinnamon is the red colour of the tail, cinnamon mutation dilutes the red, while the fawn mutation maintains its intensity.

19
normal cock

20
fawn female

21

cinnamon cock

Take care about the tail colour and the back colour.

22

cinnamon hen

YELLOW

As we starting those lines the yellow star finch is not a mutation itself, but a combination of both mutations to know, fawn and cinnamon, this means you must combinate mutations to breed them.

Let's see some breeding results:

Fawn-Cinnamon(yellow) cock and normal hen will give us:

Cocks: Normal split for fawn and cinnamon
Hens: Cinnamon split for fawn

awn-Cinnamon(yellow) cock and fawn hen will give us:

Cocks: Fawn split for cinnamon
Hens: Yellow

Cocks Fawn and Hen Yellow:

Cock:Fawn split for cinnamon
Hen: Fawn

Now watch at photos below and realize why this birds or finches has so many fans.

23

24

25

Our friend Antonio Ruiz has send us those photos:

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

These mutations are known to me, then I heard comments regarding mutation "blue" with no known source and I've also heard of the opal mutation, a U.S. breeder long time ago I read in a mailing list, however although I have been trying to contact the breeder I could not get any pictures, sorry.
I ask anybody keeping any information about star finch mutations to write me and help us to improve this text.

I encourage you to breed this species, it gives great enjoy, it is pretty and easy to breed.

PD: If anybody can send any photo it will be wellcome.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Share

May be you could be interested in