Male - Dimorphic Cinnamon
Female - Dimorphic Cinnamon
The "Cinnamon" mutation has the greatest
variation within the group. Birds can range from being very similar to the Blue
to very light colored bodied birds. The Rufous, Dimorphic Cinnamon, Ochre and Red can
be selectively bred from the "Cinnamon" mutation. The major facet in
determining the many varieties within this group is the identification using the
open wing. Comparison of the inner webs & flight feather edgings.
A quick sexing facet for the Cinnamon's is to look at the central tail feathers of the birds. The male will have the two central feathers much lighter then the hen's two central tail feathers. See the picture below of a young pair of Dimorphic Cinnamons. This difference in the young also is evident in adults. Note: when this mutation was first available the visual coloration differences between the male & female prompted the breeder who developed this color to use the name: Dimorphic Cinnamon; which in effect told the fancier that there were visual differences between the males & females.
Dimorphic Cinnamon OW
Young DC pair - showing typical central tail feather coloration differences