Mutations from wild-type
which are I've listed are only those already named. While there are
obviously some mutations from wild-type in both form and shape in some,
there has been little work on such stuff, and almost nothing is known of
their inheritance or even of their
Saxon Swallow - blue white bar Toy stencil; possibly
pale; muff; crest - shell; piebald (some very preliminary testing in my own loft
indicated "swallow" marking may be an
allele of Baldhead)
blackLahore - Lavender
Muff; Spread; unknown piebald; testing has
indicated that the "Lahore marking" is actually three markings put together; a
shield marking (colored wing shields); a head spot; and the neck marking.
Selection for full coverage has led to the Lahore. The "Lavender" Lahore is identical in
makeup to the Black but, in addition, it is also homozygous for milky.
There is still work being done on discovering exactly what is going on in this
extremely striking breed.
Gimple -Dark Bronze Black
Wing (Also known as
Archangel) Genetic mutants
immediately visible in bird:: gimpel
bronze: T-pattern Check; crest - peak; grease quills From just looking at this bird, I'd also say it has grease
quills - a special type of feather along
its flanks which produce an oil that makes
the feathers shine. (Beside, I used to raise gimples and I know they have them.)
Recessive red; muff; rose (beak-crest); crest -
bronze (evidence is beginning
to accumulate that one of the bronzes may be necessary to produce the whiteside
pattern in recessive reds. Here, too, I'd also say it has grease quills. Just
look at the shine on those feathers.