Greencheek Colour Variation
Greencheek genetics at its best!
Dad: Normal Greencheek (split to both Cinnamon & Yellowside)
Recently one of my favourite pairs went to nest for the first time. The male is a Visual Normal Greencheek, but split to both Cinnamon and Yellowside. The female is a beautiful Pineapple.
4 eggs... 4 babies.... As each little Imp feathered out, it became obvious that we had 4 distinctly different babies!
Normal male, Yellowsided female, Cinnamon male, Pineapple male
Each of the colours of the Greencheek Conure are naturally occurring mutations of the species. They are sex-linked recessive traits. The Turquoise mutation (not pictured above) is another natural colour variation and is a simple recessive trait.
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