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  1. In domestic pigeons, fowl, etc, that uniform reduction of pigment, sans white, is called dilution. It is a sex linked recessive gene. I believe the same can be said for dogs, horses, cats, etc.
  2. If you have ever eaten duck at your local restaurant, this is them, although they are generally called White Pekins. Nothing more than a breed of domestic mallard. The white is preferred, as in chickens, turkeys, squab, etc as the skin is also light colored. Which reminds me, Thanksgiving is only a month away. Time for a butterball white turkey.
  3. Could be a racing homer...or just a feral. Has that athletic appearance. No leg band, however.
  4. 2 and 3 ...flight feathers from a domestic (feral) pigeon? Common food for a raptor.
  5. That appears to be one of the Trumpeter breeds of domestic pigeons. The marking is referred to as a tail mark. There are several breeds, however, that look similar.
  6. Quite interesting. I know of no mutations in Eurasians or Ringnecks that would produce such a condition. If natural, I'd say melanistic. Quite possible that dove sat down in some sludge, chemical or waste and the feathers are fouled. Note the belly is also dark. However, the rest of the bird is also darkened, to a degree.
  7. And it's a female...by the brown nostrils. Males have blue. I'd say less than a year old by the smudgy forehead. Also a sky blue pied.
  8. Lady Gould or Gouldian finch. Several mutations pictured.
  9. Looks like a Royal Palm turkey...a domestic variety.
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