Monday, August 17, 2009

Distinct Striation in Melanin Mosiac Staffords

Click on the photo to see the enlargement of this beauty!

Mosaic Feathering Makes Striations More Pronounced

Mosaic Feathering changes a birds appearance whether crested or non-crested. It makes their penciling-like striations wider and distinct on the head, on the back, and on the flanks. It also results in white feathering in the vent area.

Checking for a white area in the vent is a good way to know if mosaic genes are present. Although a white vent is expected in a mosaic, if a bird is being shown as a non-mosaic bronze for example, it is a fault if it has a white vent.

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