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Difference between DF voilet and Cobalt

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Lyng1965
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Difference between DF voilet and Cobalt

Post by Lyng1965 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:55 am

I read one of the posts on a previous
Thread that said you have to be careful buying a violet Cobalt as they very similar to the DF voilet is there an easy way to tell??
Also which would be the better one to buy

Mad Max
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Re: Difference between DF voilet and Cobalt

Post by Mad Max » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:44 am

It depends what you want to breed out of the birds.

If you want to breed Violets then the DF Violet would be my option.
DF violet Blue with a Blue partner will give you 100% Violet Blue Babys.

If you want to breed the dark factor then the cobalt Violet would be my option .

In saying that I would still choose the DF Violet Blue and then get a dark blue partner and breed 50 % Violet Blue and 50 % Violet Dark Blue

Well that my 2 cents worth any way

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Robert

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Ring0Neck
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Re: Difference between DF voilet and Cobalt

Post by Ring0Neck » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:00 am

Hi
Thread that said you have to be careful buying a violet Cobalt as they very similar to the DF voilet is there an easy way to tell??
Also which would be the better one to buy


There's a better way to buy a Cobalt-Violet or df violet without attempting to only visually identify it.
Ask the breeder:
what were the parents? & the other siblings in the nest?
how did he identify this bird as violet-coblat or df violet??
ask for a pic if possible

*If he has enough basic knowledge of genetics he will answer the 2 questions without hesitation.
You can come back here and tell us what he/she said.

As far as your second question, given you already have a df violet green to pair it to go for violet-cobalt
you will still get df violets + also df violet cobalt added to the mix!

83IV


Lyng1965
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Re: Difference between DF voilet and Cobalt

Post by Lyng1965 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:49 am

Thanks Ben,
Both of the birds we looked at didn't have any history other than the breeder they people got them off said they were.

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