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Hi! So here's the question and some background information on these two. What I am excited to learn is what chicks we will be getting, at least in theory!

I just recently acquired this pair. I don't have a lot of background on the male other than he is about 2 years old.

The female I have some background for. Her father is a WF Heavy Pied and mother is a Cinnamon Pearl. The father's parents are : father - WF Heavy Pied, Mother WF Cinnamon Pearl. The mother's parents are: father is pearl pied and mother is cinnamon pearl.

What do you think chick possibilities are?
 

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Okay, so the father's mother is actually split to pied. In order to have a visual pied (WF heavy pied), both parents have to have pied in them since it's recessive. Also, the mother's father is split to cinnamon. In order to have a cinnamon pearl chick (the mother of the female), the father has to be split or visual to cinnamon. Therefore, the father of the female should be a whiteface heavy pied split to pearl and cinnamon, and the mother should be a cinnamon pearl split to pied. Now, putting those two together, you should get the female: pied split to whiteface. If I'm correct in assuming that the male is on the left and the female is on the right, you would get 100% pieds with varying splits. If you got any whitefaces, then that would mean that the male is split to whiteface. The male looks like he was either a pearl or split to pearl so you could also get pearl chicks, but they would be pearl pieds and they would all be females. If you got any cinnamon or lutino chicks, then that would mean that the male is split to those mutations and they would all be cinnamon pieds or lutino pieds and they would all be females as well. Hopefully, that makes sense. 馃槈馃槉 Genetics can be very confusing sometimes! 馃槅
 

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Okay, so the father's mother is actually split to pied. In order to have a visual pied (WF heavy pied), both parents have to have pied in them since it's recessive. Also, the mother's father is split to cinnamon. In order to have a cinnamon pearl chick (the mother of the female), the father has to be split or visual to cinnamon. Therefore, the father of the female should be a whiteface heavy pied split to pearl and cinnamon, and the mother should be a cinnamon pearl split to pied. Now, putting those two together, you should get the female: pied split to whiteface. If I'm correct in assuming that the male is on the left and the female is on the right, you would get 100% pieds with varying splits. If you got any whitefaces, then that would mean that the male is split to whiteface. The male looks like he was either a pearl or split to pearl so you could also get pearl chicks, but they would be pearl pieds and they would all be females. If you got any cinnamon or lutino chicks, then that would mean that the male is split to those mutations and they would all be cinnamon pieds or lutino pieds and they would all be females as well. Hopefully, that makes sense. 馃槈馃槉 Genetics can be very confusing sometimes! 馃槅
THANK YOU! Thats a bunch of thinking, lol. But, yes, it makes sense. I'll mull this over a few more times and it will click! I truly appreciate your input!!
 
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