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WHAT IS THE COBALT

IN CANARIES?

In 1994 the cobalt mutation in canaries occured the first time in the red series. The special characteristic of the cobalt mutation is the equal colouring of the lipochrome in the area abdomen. There is no brightening of lipochrome in the lower stomach and vent  areas. The urucum mutation and the bec jaune mutation in canaries have the same effect. For a uniform understanding, the term “cobalt effect” is also used here. The “cobalt effect” occurs also in bec jaune mutations of European green finches (Carduelis chloris) and European goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis).
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