First of all to the forum you will learn so much here and hopfully help others too with your experiences........ Pretty birds they are still a red fronted but the yellow mutation.....to my knowledge but I dont really know much about the mutations .......there are some other really experiences breeders that will be able to let you know....there are also pics in the gallery####kellie
All I can tell u is the basics (we don't have mutations in NZ)
1/Mutation = A natural gene that causes a change in the colour of a species (can also be applied to size and stuff)
2/Hybrid= a cross between 2 species ...eg between the yellow and Red crown species of kakariki. This is usually seen as a mix of yellow and red feathers in the red crown. A big no-no Reds and yellows generally have to be forced to cross breed, they will not do so naturally and will not do so in a mixed aviary (unless forced)
Your birds appear to be mutations of the red crown, note the red crown and red spot behind the eyes. Which mutation I will leave to, our breeders to follow up. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Difficult to say, but I believe I can see the one in the foreground has a vissible irisring. If this is true and the eyes are red and the bird(s) has/have a pale yellow body color without a single trace of green, it/they is/are Lutino(s).
Yes, they have both visible iris rings, and they are totally yellow with no green, apart from the red on the heads and a slight bit of red towards the back underside of the wings on their main body, just above where the legs are.
When a yellow red fronted has total black eyes it's a double factor dominant pied. Probably she is split to recessive pied. The two pied genes interact in such a way the result is a complete yellow bird.
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