Brief Communications (2)

By: Inte Onsman, Research coordinator


Research & Advice Group, The Netherlands

For the sake of clarity and to avoid confusion, I would like to propose to abandon the use of the name "lacewing" in species other than the Budgerigar [Melopsittacus undulatus].
There is more than overwhelming evidence that lacewings are the result of crossing-over between the sex-linked cinnamon and ino loci. Thus, they are actual cinnamon-inos and do not represent a separate locus or allele as several authors have postulated in the past. Therefore the use of the term "cinnamon-ino" is much more appropriate and hereby proposed for all psittacine species involved except for Budgerigars.


Onsman I.,(1993)
The Lacewing: An Enigma in Budgerigar Breeding
The Budgerigar Journal (March Issue);p.p.9-12

Putt C.,(1993)
Lacewing Budgerigar a Mutation in its Own Right
Cage & Aviary Birds no.2 ;p.p.7

Slagmolen T.,(1993)
Wellensittich-Magazin no.5; p.p.114-118

Taylor T.G., Warner C.,(1961)
Genetics for Budgerigar Breeders

Vins T.,(1990)
Der Lacewing ist eine Kombination aus Zimt und Ino
Syllabus 2e Ino Club Show (Karlsruhe)

©Inte Onsman
MUTAVI Research & Advice Group

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