almond over an ash red spread ("lavender") pigeon?? Anyone have a photo of this?
I will have a look at the post. A picture here would be great though!Thanks Rudolph. I will post here our bird.....or see Frillbacklover's post "Growing up Frillback".
One of the problems with almonds is the fact that it makes it impossible to see the usual suspects (like short down for dilute and washed out tail bar for indigo) when creating interesting combinations of genes.This almond appears to be dilute but that does not make sense.
Your bird could very well be an ash-red spread almond then. Though crossover might have had to happen (depending on the sex of the ash-red parent). Crossover between St and B locus is not very common if I remember correctly.The same parents recently hatched a non-almond "lavender" (ash plus spread) which DOES make sense so we were thinking this earlier almond might be almond on top of "lavender". Fits your description too (and the bird does have rec. red underneath).