Alexandrine Mutations Project: G1 Chicks

This post relates to my Alexandrine Mutations Project. If you are new to my blog you should start reading about this project here.

Father: Normal Alexandrine
Mother: Albino Indian Ringneck
G1 Chicks: Hatched 3,4 & 8th April 2012

12, 11 and 7 days old

23, 22 and 18 days old
Banded SAUD-121, SAUD-122 and SAUD-123
30 days old

34 days Old
Not showing any sign of shoulder patch yet
43, 42 and 38 days old
A very faint shoulder patch can be seen on close examination

June 7, 2012: The DNA results are in. I have two males and one female. Exactly what I was hoping for.

July 27, 2012 Chicks are now 16 weeks old. They are showing good size and are significantly larger than pure Ringnecks. The shoulder patches however remain faint and can only be seen on close inspection.

The three chicks and their father at the bottom. The father is going through a moult. Compare the size of the chicks to that of the father.

The three chicks, their father on the side and a pure ringneck chick of approximately the same age at the bottom. Compare the body/head size and beak of the chicks to that of the pure Ringneck and pure Alexandrine.

A single chick on a perch showing good length.

The birds are housed in my Ringneck flight with their parents. 
Continue reading about the development of these chicks.


  1. Please share latest pix of this pair, it luks to be a real nice mutation, please share.

  2. Great effort Saud , best of luck for the future project

  3. Well done Saud. Will be following this soapie for maybe the next decade ;) ....great stuff

  4. Getting 1 clutch is fabulous! But you know when things go your way it can become amazing. Saud, Any sign of a second clutch?

    1. The first clutch was laid quite late into the season. The pair was allowed to raise the chicks and they are now almost weaned. The season is well and truly over and there is no chance of a second clutch. This pair will not be bred again next year. I am considering breeding the male Alex with another turquoise blue IRN hen next year.

  5. I would like to know that are the chicks fertile? If you breed the chicks so what will be the possible outcome?

  6. The chicks are still less than a year old. Hopefully they will be fertile. A male G1 chick paired to a normal alexandrine hen can give a lutino G2 "Alexandrine" hen. Please read for details.


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