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I have noticed on Lee that he had two white blotches on the back of his neck I noticed them months ago but wasn't sure if they were there all along :blush: then I was thinking maybe because he was male white face it was just white going around the back of his neck, I have never seen a white face male split to pied so I really didn't know much, the more I see him and observe I believe he is split to pied I have tried to get a picture of the back of his head but it just comes up a white blur so for all the experts out there am I correct on him being split to pied with the two white blotches on the back of his neck he has white on the back of his crest then its grey behind his head then there is the two white blotches down at the bottom on the back of his neck.
 

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Could they be marks from his pearl patterning? He could be split to pied, the spots show up in different ways/places when they are. :)
 

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Bea they don't look to be from his pearling there to big to be pearls and there more like blotches on both sides of the back of his neck its weird and I don't know enough about splits.

atvchick for some reason I can't see the picture its says I am forbidden :eek:

I am going to try and get a pic of him so you guys can see it
 

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Well the pictures didn't come out very good but its the best I could do with my camera most are coming out as one white blur when its not if you look at him from behind its white then grey and the two separate blotches down by his neck area the camera is just not showing it how we see it the back of his head even looks whiter in this pic then it does when you look at him, it doesn't really matter if it is or isn't I was just curious as to why he had these blotches :p


 

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My camera does the same thing on anything white or even close to being white :(

I'd have alot of good shots of my birds with the exeption of the huge white blur

its like i took a pic of the sun and not a bird lol
 

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His head is very white, i don't know if that's a pearl thing or not. You could be right about him being split to pied! :)
 

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Iam not sure, Spike has a cream colored neck with two grey spots on the back of his head, when he lifts his crest up and he is a pied :confused:
 

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hmmm... that may be pearlings (as Bea said) on Lee, or it may infact be split to pied spot. Personally, I see some patches (indicating his pied gene) ;)
You might not ever know (visually) as his face is starting to turn white, and sometimes the back of males faces turn colour aswell (not that common though). Do you have pictures of the back of his head when he was younger? I know he has/had pearls when he was young, but if there was a significant patch of white (more than his regular pearlings) then it may be easier to see :)

ps- Spike... Spike is pied... definately lol. Is that what you were asking? Pied's patterning can vary drastically from brid to bird.

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No I don't have a picture of the back of his head just the front of course, the picture I put up is not a very good one it doesn't really show the patches as well as when you look at him I am going to try and get a better picture of him.
 

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atvchick95 - is that a pic of your birds?? That one on the right is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

Everyone has gorgeous birds... I'm so excited to get mine.. eeekkk!
 

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haha ok Spike, I thought so! I could have sworn we (or aybe I heard you say it) that Spike was a pied, then that last comment shocked me, becuase I miss read it and made it out to seem like you didnt knwo if Spike was pied or not lol. My bad! ;)

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Ok I got a better picture of him as you can see in this one the back of his head is not all white like it looks like in the first one I put up of him, don't know why it came out like it was all white when the back of his head is mostly grey you can only see the one white spot on this one I couldn't get the other one he was not cooperating ....lol

 
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