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THE SATINETTE CANARY

The Satinette Mutation in

Canaries

The satinet or satinette mutation was first bred in the year 1966 in the Netherlands. The satinette mutation is transmitted by sex-linked recessive inheritance. The feature is the complete inhibition of eumelanin black and phaeomelanin. The effect of the mutation satinette in the black and agate series is from a very poor result. Only in the brown and isabell series is the result of a better effect, but nowadays the satinette mutation is only kept and bred in the isabel series. Only reddish beige dilute eumelanin brown can be seen in the back and flanks. The contrast between the reddish beige striations and the clear ground colour is very evident. The striations of the head, back and flanks are distinctly fine and short. The underflue in the isabel series is of a beige colour. Beak, legs and claws ar flesh coloured and the eyes are clear distinctive red. NOTE: All canaries males which are split in the mutation satinette have brightened egdes in the back feathers. This visible feature is an exception in the canary genetics.