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Triple Black Pic

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      Here is my BFBCBB male colouring up nicely in the aviary from my shed,

 

Most pleasing thing about this zeb for me is the black flanks,

 

I'm gradually getting them to black now rather than the fawn colour,

 

I now he's scruffy but the potential is deffo there,

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Trevor :)

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It's worth all the time taken to achieve that Trevor. Well done :good:

Was the wee 'blackie' that was in the calendar part of that breeding programme?

Emmy

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Hi Trevor,I wonder,how you went about getting the black flanks on the BC?I have a BC Grey cockbird,and he was very black flanked as a youngster,but is now(2 years old),getting more Fawn colour creeping into his flanks.I's appreciate your advise on this matter,if you have any ideas...Best Wishes,Peter.

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Hi Peter,

              The only way you can do it is by selective breeding,

 

Also by making sure that the male or female are a good black colouring,

 

Any of the zeb's which have chestnut flanks have in my opinion have fawn in their background,

 

So by omitting these birds you will eventually get BC or any BC combo with black flanks,

 

It does take time but I think it's worth it,

 

Hope this helps,

 

Any other questions please ask and I will try to help the best I can,

 

Trevor  :)

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The talk about black flanks is very interesting. I have a grey pied BC who was a surprise colour as his parents are a normal grey and a CFW. I paired him with a grey BC hen and so far they have had two male chicks, one grey pied BC and one grey BC. Both have jet black flanks (bar the spots).

 

This is the dad. You can't see much of his flank colour due to the pied, but he's not as darkly coloured as his sons are. 

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Hi Trevor,

 

Lovely Triple Black :D

 

Next years breeding should be interesting for you.

 

I know I cann't wait to start mine :lol:

 

All The Best

Clare :)

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Love the triple blacks well done Trevor cracking bird.

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Faracat,

              Your original pair, both are split for BC and Pied and just by chance you put them together, 

 

By using him and the BC hen she also must have been a strong black background,

 

Which proves it in your next breeding of two male with black flanks,

 

Well done for this keep it up,

 

Trevor :)

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I love your bird in the OP and look forwards to seeing a photo of him when he's fully feathered up. The black mutations are very attractive IMO. :)

 

Thanks for the explanation. :D

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