(formerly known as Dark Frosty)
This FROSTY was hatched from a Snow White hen & Wild Type male.
Note the "grizzling that is slightly visible on the primary & secondary flights. the above picture shows a 1 year old male Frosty; scroll down to view pictures of this bird at ten (10) days of age.
The body of this single mutant ranges in color from slate
grey blue to near wild type color - lacking the violet head & neck coloration.
The inner web areas of the primary & secondary flight feathers on both wings are
grizzled (frosted). There may extended areas of white in the tail feathers.
There may be small white patches on the head & body & rump areas. The neck ring
is black. Iris - the red iris reduced (see below picture). Legs & feet
purplish/red. Bill stripe (top or side of the bill) is 1/4" long & 1/16"
wide, can be variable or just whitish bill tip & even absent.
FYI: the "grizzling or frosty" effect is only found on the primary & secondary flights of the bird.
Ten (10) day old young Frosty; note the "grizzling effect in the primary & secondary flight feathers. Young do not retain this nice overall grey coloration in the adult plumage.
Top side of tail feathers showing the extended whitish tips & some rump spotting.
Underside of the tail feathers showing the "tail bar"
Frosty in "homozygous" state has proven to
be a LETHAL gene.
NOTE: in any pairing of two birds that are "frosty" or in combination with "frosty" there is a 25% probability of dead embryos or new hatchlings when the 'frosty gene" from each parent is supplied. If eggs do hatch they may live up to 3 or 4 days. Data & pictures of dead hatchlings & the embryo shows the hatchlings are pink skinned.