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Since you say you have 20 mosaic pigeons, and so far the two have looked a bit like almonds, I'm beginning to think some may not actually be mosaics, but a trick the almond is playing in the birds.
 

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Since you say you have 20 mosaic pigeons, and so far the two have looked a bit like almonds, I'm beginning to think some may not actually be mosaics, but a trick the almond is playing in the birds.
thx for comment

only wait u will see them:)
 

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I agree. I raise almonds and get those large patches of kite (which is what the one wing looks to me, just solid kite) rather often. Mosaics are really neat and I have seen a few, but never 20 in one spot!!!
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not 20 in one spot
i have 20 pigeons mosaic in the loft
 

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Are these birds from your home bred flock or did you get your mosaics from other breeders? I'm just wondering as it is a rare occurance to even get one or two?
 

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Question: What is the result of mating mosaic birds together? Do you get a lot of mosaics?
 

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Question: What is the result of mating mosaic birds together? Do you get a lot of mosaics?
No, because a mosaic is a random genetic mutation. It's up there with double headed birds and extra toes :p They're not positive how mosaics happen, but the main theories are either two sperm fertilized one egg, or two embryo fused together, producing a "quilted" or patchwork colored bird. You can't purposely breed one.

However, I do believe that it could be possible to increase your chances of getting one if you breeds from mosaics. Hasn't been proven yet, of course. But I think that if there's some "fault" in a bird that alows this mutation to happen, then keeping that "fault" in a family may increase the chances of happening again.

Mosaics are still a mystery though, so anything could be possible.
 

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They're not sure which it is. It could very well be just like that in horses. Whether it is two embryo fused or two sperm fertilizing one egg. I personally think it could be either. But if there's two fusing together, wouldn't you only get one fertile egg? When I had my mosaic, the other egg was infertile.
 
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