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Orange neck juvenile, approximately a month old. Not all Orange Neck juveniles may have this "barring pattern" as defined as this youngster does.
This bird has a white body, wing and tail. There are sometimes traces of almond on the shoulder and back. The head, neck and breast are a rich almond color with a bright white neck ring. The eye color is chestnut red. The beak is be horn (light) colored, but can also be darkish towards the base. There is sometimes a white "cap" on top of the head. Juvenile plumage is similar to the Violet Neck juvenile plumage.
Data indicates that the "modifier gene" can affect the amount of tangerine coloration (pearling) on the back & wing shields. A double dose of the "modifier gene" produces almost solid white on back & wing shields; a single dose of the "modifier gene" can have varying degrees of the pearling & coloration in these areas. See the Comparisons