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This little girl was born without a crest. Her name is Splash because she loves bathing in her water dish.


 

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Awww...she's still adorable. I wonder what caused it. I know some can be up to 3 inches in height..some not so much. I haven't seen one as short as hers though.
 

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What you see is all she'll ever have. At first we thought her parents pulled it out but the length stayed the same over several months after weaning and has never grown longer.
 

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wow how pretty and strange, i wonder if she could be genetically the start of a new tiel mutation -crestless!
if i was her owner, i would want to breed her to see if she throws any crestless babies!
 

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wow how pretty and strange, i wonder if she could be genetically the start of a new tiel mutation -crestless!
if i was her owner, i would want to breed her to see if she throws any crestless babies!
Ussually, under us show tiel standards the crest should be higher then I think 3 inches or something so the idea would be to breed two high crest tiels to achive big crest babies. I really want to know what causes it...
 

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Very interesting and cute! Look at that little itty bitty crest... ^-^
 
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