Remember the only mutation that can show its splits are Pieds, if a bird is unbanded or the breeder doesn't keep records, a good rule to go by is what you see is what you get, so BUYER BEWARE! Mrs. Cocks and hens can carry fallow as a split. Both sexes have those broad white bars along the edge of each wing. The previous owner had no background on their parents. Your email address will not be published. There's around 15 distinct type of cockatiel with distinguishing colour combinations. Split to Pied has been noted to alter the Lutino eye color as the bird matures. This can vary from a subtle pale yellow to a deep primrose yellow. If the lutino is split to Pied, it has been theorized that lipochrome will also be present to contribute to an amber, blue/white eye color. Feathers are a darker metallic silver, with orange check patches and black eyes, feet and beak (except in pieds, which have flesh-colored feet and beaks. The only visual difference may be looking at the eyes. Sexlink Gene Mutations. Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts Cinnamon cockatiels are a brownish grey color with dark eyes. The description for these birds were that they appeared to be white but retain the yellow mask, orange check patches, and have red eyes. As the lutino matures, some melanin will darken the red eyes so that they appear dark. The fallow cockatiel mutation is very similar and often mistaken for cinnamon and cinnamon lutinos. Selective breeding helps to eliminate this fault. The daughters can be paired with cocks that are split to Lutino, to produce Lutino of both sexes. For example, a yellow lutino cockatiel may have pearling – white spots on its back and wings. The parrots that build "bird condominiums" : The, The record holder for speaking most words: the common. Lutino Cinnamon, LC or Cinnamon Lutino, CL (outside the US Lutino Cinnamon may also be referred to as Lacewing) first appeared in the mid 1980’s, Lutino Cinnamon is a double mutation, meaning the bird visually shows two mutations, Lutino and Cinnamon. A mutation is defined as a spontaneous change in the genetic code. When split to Pied this slight infusion of melanin will contribute to amber, grey-blue to blue-white eye color. Single-factor dominant silver. Balding is the result of genetic flaw that showed up when the Lutino mutation was established, and is a recessive fault. The eyes are red. The cheek patch is orange. A Fallows eye color will always be a pale jelly-bean pink, whereas the Lutino eyes are darker red, and the color deepens to wine or ruby color as they go through their first molt. In not knowing genetics and several generations of visual to visual (‘Like to Like’ or same mutation pairings) faults such as balding, a higher mortality rate in the nestbox occurs, and smaller cockatiels, which keeps the pet grade cockatiel at an average of 75-85 grams in weight. It is only provided for educational and entertainment purposes, and is in no way intended as a substitute for The ‘term’ Albino is acceptable to describe the Whiteface Lutino. A single bird will get more attached to its keeper but if you are not at home a lot it is best to get two birds. The tail will be a deep yellow with yellow barring. Breeding Your Cockatiels ... Cockatiel Nutrition / Diet ... Common Health Problems of Cockatiels. The BEST pairing with any YC is to pair it with a normal orange cheek patched bird that has large and deep orange colored cheek patches. They first occurred in the aviaries of Mrs. R. Kersh and D. Putnam in 1949. When working Pearl out of these mutations the head feathering improves. Color mutations occur when a gene for producing a specific pigment is turned… Rarely are any of the birds related, and they may have been bought from different sources, but when paired ‘like to like’ to their dismay up pops a bald spot and …”Hey, what is going on?”. There are three different types of genetic mutations in the Cockatiel. There does not have to have Lutino in the background for this to occur. Females and young cockatiels (before 1st molt) have dull orange cheek patches; their faces are not bright yellow, but more grey with some yellowish infusion. If your normal grey cockatiel has a few white or yellow feathers on the back of his or her neck and head, your cockatiel is split to the recessive mutation Pied. The bird is clear yellow or white, with areas of grey over the rest of the body. PIED MUTATIO : The pied was the first cockatiel mutation to occur in cap­ tivity. A combination of these mutations would result in a pure-white bird. Other than the visual sexing that can be performed on mature birds, some breeders also check the pelvic bones as means of sexing a bird. In fact, the cockatiel mutation lack melanin pigment. Please note:  Balding can happen with any mutation. The amounts and placement of color vary widely. Cockatiel colour mutations can become even more complex as one bird can have multiple colour mutations. Even, symmetrical marking is desirable. At the time of this writing we currently have fourteen (14) known mutations in the US. This slight wash is due to partially suppressed melanin. The Sex-linked mutations are Pearl. Cockatiels are the BEST | Talkative Birds Edition | Happy Cockatiels | Cockatiel Funny Videos | - Duration: 3:31. Some of the more beautiful combinations include the Albino (all white), Pied Whiteface, Cinnamon Pied Pearly, Pearly Whiteface, and several others. From a distance, the eyes look like a dark eyed bird. These are Sex-Linked, Recessive, and Dominant. While cockatiels of Recessive mutation are pied, fallow, and white-faced. Later on white-faces, silvers and albinos have stirred up excitement in aviculture. It is the pin feathers that grow in angled towards the bald area that serve to cover up this area once feathered. This also applies to cockatiels. This slight wash is due to partially suppressed melanin. Your cockatiels will need plenty of room for breeding and even more space after their young have hatched. In lutinos, baldness can occurs behind the crest. Lutino Pearl Pied (LPpD) first appeared in the early 1980’s and is a triple mutation that visually shows Lutino, combined with Pearl and Pied patterns. They are commonly referred to as "albinos" as they are all white with red eyes. Sex linked mutation, Recessive mutation, and Dominant mutation. Thank you. Melanin is completely suppressed to the eye when the lutino is young. However, they should more appropriately be called "White-face Lutino.". Mature adult males have a white face as opposed to the yellow mask typical of the other varieties. Pearling in a whiteface cockatiel is always white.The lacings should be extensive and consistent. Basic Guidelines to pairing Mutations. A skullcap of darker pigmentation is visible on the head. Normal Lutino feathers, when young, will have yellow spots/dots against a cream colored flight. If we categorized the cockatiel birds in colours, we find three major cockatiel mutations. A Lutino Cinnamon can be selectively bred to deepen the Cinnamon tone to the back, flight feathers and tail, and increase the yellow suffusion to the face and chest area of the bird. It is the double cockatiel mutation, lutino and pied. Cockatiel specimen combining the opaline and ADMpied mutations. The person will see the yellow and instantly think it is a Lutino, and if marked, such as with Cinnamon and Pearl, then misidentify the bird as a Lutino Cinnamon Pearl. Female Cinnamon cockatiels retain their dull orange cheek patches. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); © 2011 beautyofbirds.com - All Rights Reserved. Lutino pied cockatiels also, have darker “dapples”. A lot if inbreeding of this mutation caused this undesirable bald patch, which doesn't diminish the tiel's pet quality - but is not a desired trait for breeding. The difference between the two mutations is that a lutino will not have any dark feathers to the body plumage. We then try to find a mate that is the same color because we feel we have the control of what the pair will give us. Same as single-factor dominant silver, except feathers are a light metallic silver. The bald spots were especially pronounced when the lutino mutation was first bred and in the following years after that. Hold back the males, and when mature, pair them with a Normal or Pied. Same-sex cockatiels will go through the motions of breeding. (Click here to learn more about bird pigmentation.) The basic idea is that the pelvic of female cockatiels are more flexible and further apart -- as the egg has to be able to pass through it. Fallow is a recessive gene and therefore both parents must carry it to produce visual chicks. Immature males and females look alike and cannot be visually sexed. An example of a quadruple mutation would be cinnamon cockatiel with yellowface colouring with pearling and pied markings. Two males will mate and work their nesting box as a true pair would - except no eggs will be laid. It may take several generations of selective breeding to eliminate balding. As a result, the birds coloration can visually range from yellow to a cream white with orange cheek-patches. Join Date: Jan 2015. COCKATIEL MUTATIONS, A Bounty of Color Copyright © by srtiels. The following is a shaft description on each mutation. Sex-linked mutation includes cinnamon, Lutino, Yellow-faced, and pearl cockatiels. If only a few wing flights are clear then the bird is lightly Pied, and if 50% or more of the wing flights are clear it is a heavy Pied. Scroll down for information on the many cockatiel mutations that have been developed in aviaries. Females are usually pretty quiet and are more likely to hiss and bite. Pearly Pied: The colors are the same as the pied with the pearling only on portions of the wings. Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. If you study the pinfeathering on the head of a lutino baby you will notice that there is still a bald section. The eyes will darken as the bird matures, to a deep red color. The Heroes that Were Pigeons: The Smart “Rescue and War” Pigeons Clear Pied: A clear pied looks identical to a Lutino or even a White-face lutino. Lutino Pearl: The plumage is white with yellow pearling. Pied and/or Whiteface Pied splits will affect eye color with any of the Lutino variations. When a mutation is recessive it means that both of the chromosomes in the pair must have the mutation present for the mutation to display. When melanin partially expresses itself then the eyes will darken to a ruby color. Normal Lutino eyes will darken as the bird matures, due to a slight infusion of melanin. Listed below are a few common variations of the lutino mutation. Cinnamon. Carotenoids are responsible for orange/yellow/red hues. If it does then it is a Pied variation. The references to the Lutino being white are misleading because if a person looks carefully there is the presence of lipochrome (yellow pigments) in varying degrees. In otherwords what you see is what you get. Required fields are marked *. Avianweb / BeautyOfBirds or any of their authors / publishers assume no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the published material. Recently an orange-crested cock with the orange cheek patch extending into the face and crest has occurred. Cinnamon Pearlies: The pearled feathers are yellow edged with the various shades of cinnamon. This Lutino variation is less prone to balding, because Pied contributes to the feathering to the head and crest. Some of the rarer mutations such as Fallow, Recessive and Dominant Silver, and Emerald are prone to thinner feathering to the head feathers. This cockatiel mutation is the distinct mixture of yellow or white with grey which may be light or dark. Or we will pair two pretty birds together hoping for a variety of colors, and are disappointed when we see plain colored grey babies in the nest. Their faces do not turn yellow, and they have either white or yellow barring on the underside of their tails. Pearl can bring back the bald spot in lines that have had past histories of good head feathering. Males tend to be more vocal than females, whistling more than their female counterparts. Explore Jagadish Jay’s board “Cockatiels and its mutations” on Pinterest. Please note: Any content published on this site is commentary or opinion, and is protected under Free Speech. They have had 4 clutches so far. There are a tremendous number of colour varieties (combined mutations), including ADMpied Cinnamon, White-faced Lutino, Opaline Cinnamon, Creamino, White-faced Cinnamon, White-faced Opaline. Fallows: The body color is a very pale cinnamon suffused with yellow, the face yellow and the eyes red. The Sex-linked mutations are Pearl, Cinnamon, Lutino, and Yellow-faced. When young the Lutino hens will exhibit a dilute Cinnamon coloration to the body plumage (if also pearl), wing flights and tail feathers. Lutino. Prior to the first molt the cocks will visually look like a cream/white colored Lutino. Yellowcheek sex-linked is a yellow (lutein or psittacine) enhancing gene. If we do not understand genetics, when the odd baby pops up, we may not know it is because the cock was also split to another color. 4 years ago. In its early days in Australia the whiteface mutation suffered as a result of inbreeding to produce enough stock to develop the strain. A whiteface mutation will eliminate the lipochromes, instead. It is very easy to tell if a lutino is also Pied once they are fully feathered. A normal Lutino eye lacks the melanin pigment therefore the red is a result of the light reflecting off the veins inside the eye. Of these mutations, six (6) were established in the US.All cockatiels, excluding the normal grey, are mutations. Whiteface Lutino (WFL) is a combination color meaning the bird visually Lutino and Whiteface, it is not a mutation. Adult Lutino Pearl cocks will exhibit beige to lavender appearing wash after their first molt. Here are some helpful sites on cockatiel color mutations. The Emerals Cockatiel, also known as Spangled Cockatiel or Olive Cockatiel, has small patches or splotching's of varying yellow to grey colors. They have a need for social interaction. Since this is a recessive fault even with careful and selective pairings thin head feathering or balding may occasionally appear. Crows: The birds that go fishing with breadcrumbs! Hold back the ones that have dense pinfeathers covering all the bare patches behind the crest. Beak and feet are a pale flesh tone, and the cheek patch is orange. Shining a flashlight indirectly to the eye will reveal the pupil and iris colors, which will be a red to ruby color. Visually this variation is a solid white bird with red eyes, pale flesh colored beak and feet, with no orange or yellow pigments visible. Although yellow barring on the underside of the tail are visible in females. Cockatiel Mutations and Paletterns Palette. The first cockatiel mutation was the Lutino Pied Cockatiel establish earlier to 1951. Visually the base color of the bird will be a pale cream color, with a delicate yellow scalloping covering the entire back. Melanin is responsible for darker colors, like blue. Genes come in pairs; a pair is composed of a gene from each parent. I have a mated pair of cockatiels. Cockatiels do not have a true "albino" mutation as they don't carry the BLUE gene. The male Normal Grey has grey feathers over his entire body, with the exception of the white wing bars, yellow face and bright orange cheek patches. A Whiteface Clear Pied can be mistaken for a Whiteface lutino. However, just as is the case with humans, females can have "boyish" figures with narrow hips; and some males have wider hips. There is a great fascination in acquiring two or more mutation colors on one bird. Some pairings have a possibility of 32 (that'sright, 32) genetically different off­ spring. In not knowing genetics and several generations of visual to visual (‘Like to Like’ or same mutation pairings) faults such as balding, a higher mortality rate in the nestbox occurs, and smaller cockatiels, which keeps the pet grade cockatiel at an average of 75-85 grams in weight. This mutation/variation does not have a specific origin and has been emerging in aviary’s around the world independent from one another, breeders have been pairing yellower strains of Cockatiels to one another to produce yellower Cockatiels in order to establish this as a mutation and not only a modified version of an existing gene. Ideally, when working with Lutino you would prefer a Lutino that has no balding behind the crest. If your normal grey cockatiel has a few white or yellow feathers on the back of his or her neck and head, your cockatiel is split to the recessive mutation Pied. Rare BirdsExotic BirdsCockatielBaby BudgiesPretty BirdsBeautiful … The tail feathers have a white or yellow barring on the underside. Parents were a pair of seemingly normal greys, bred by Cliff Barringer. See also: Sexing Cockatiels Visually Most parrots have two pigments that produce color. Still, they typically have enough to make some sexing possible. I have opaline, Cinnamon, gg, dilute, lutino and normal 3 Pair cockatiel (pieds) Pair blossom headed (look Very similar to plum head but not. Cockatiel Mutation A mutation is any abnormality, be it for color or anything else, that can be passed on from a parent to some members of succeeding generations. If none are available, then second choice would be a Lutino with slight balding, with a perfect topline (conformation) and no other visual faults. Once cockatiels have gone through their first molt (at six to nine months), the adult coloration shows, although at that time they don't attain their final (adult) coloration. In females, barring is visible on the underside of the tail. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these Pair this bird with a Normal or Pied that is not split to Lutino. This beautiful whiteface mutation lacks the orange cheek patch and yellow pigmentation. Shahista Sharoy Khan 2,861,549 views The Recessive mutations are Pied, Whiteface, Fallow, Recessive Silver and Yellow-cheeked. When breeding Lutino, it is best to stay away from cross breeding to Pearl. The eyes will be a light red very similar to a lutino pied. Pearl. Look at the wing flights. Cinnamon chicks will also hatch out with a plum red eye, but the edging is a dark grey. Below are some punnet square examples of pairings. Like with the lutino, check the eye color with indirect light to it. Additionally, immature birds have wider pelvic bones. With cocks, the Lutino Cinnamon coloration will show up after the first molt. Pied is the best to pair with Lutino. Mrs. E. L. Moon, Curator of Florida’s Parrot Jungle, acquired the pair and was given credit for further developing the strain. Source(s): Breeder of pet budgies and japanese quails. For those breeders able to obtain birds, the general complaints were that some of the birds were small and poor in quality, nervous, difficult to pair for breeding and produced a high incidence of infertile eggs. Make sure that the cage that you put your cockatiel pair into is 6 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet. In cockatiels it shows up as grey. (Ino, Albino, Moonbeam, Primrose, Yellows). The appearance Of lutino Cockatiel include yellow/white bodies also, with orange cheek patches and a yellow head and mane. It all started with the Normal (wild type) cockatiel. Starting with the normal grey, then pieds, cinnamons, lutinos and pearlies have resulted from matings. Packed with over 290+ collage images, this book is one of the definitive guides to cockatiel breeding and mutations available. A Lutino can be identified as it hatches. Yellow-cheeks: Male birds have yellow faces with gold cheek patches. Your email address will not be published. Double-factor dominate silver. The Lutino mutation lacks (suppresses) the melanin pigment, which enables the black, brown, grey colors. Beak and feet are a pale flesh tone, and the cheek patch is orange. Since DYC is a dominant mutation any offspring that do not have a visible YC can NOT be split to SLYC. Olives: Feathers have a green wash and a light spangling pattern. Two females will do likewise, except both females will generally lay eggs - which means you are going to … paired together I know what they will produce”. This mutation is also commonly referred to as "lacewings" ... Yellow Pearls are sometimes called Golden Pearls. Females retain their pearly coloration into adulthood, while male lose their pearlings after their first molt (turning into a Pied cockatiel - rather than pearly pied). That is why, This mutation unables black, brown and grey colors. Male birds have yellow faces with peach cheek patches. This applies to cockatiels as well. ... What happens when you pair a Yellow (lutein) reducing mutation to another Yellow (lutein) reducing mutation. A lot of the excitement for cockatiel breeding can be explained by the many beautiful mutations that have occurred over the years. According to a study conducted…, Throughout history, Crows, Ravens and other black birds were feared as symbols of evil or death.…, These splendidly plumaged birds are found in certain areas of Southern Mexico and Central America…, It has already been recorded that the Common Poorwills can enter extended periods of hibernation as…, Smallest Bird in Existence: Which is it: the Bee or the Bumble Bee Hummingbirds? Cockatiel color mutations are either: Dominant; Recessive; Sex-linked; In sex-linked mutations, a hen (female) cockatiel only needs one gene to express that color but a cock (male) requires two. Pieds: This is a striking combination of yellow or white with light or dark grey. The tail will be a deep yellow with yellow barring and some clear yellow feathers. A clear Pied visually looks the same as a Lutino, with the exception of eye color. Lutinos: The Lutino is a yellow-white bird with orange cheek patches and red eyes. Origin: Lutino is the second established mutation. It is very hard to distinguish mature cocks from hens. Albinos are pure white with no color what so ever. Thanks: 23. Depending on the…. The daughters will be visual Lutino with no balding. Infants have red eyes which darken as their age increased. Information pertaining to sexing the below mutations have been added (as available) ... Cockatiel females and young birds have barring on the underside of the tail as can be seen above. Their eyes are red. Males tend to strut around - they lift their wings slightly, stick their chest out and parade and strut, normally calling at he same time. The beak, feet and toenails are flesh colored. Repeated generations of this practice results in birds with poorer feather quality, especially behind the crest. This variation was first bred in the mid to late 1980’s. The lutino mutation, for example, removes all melanin from a cockatiel’s plumage, and the whiteface mutation removes the lipochromes. Inspect the babies that are pin feathering in the nest. The strikingly lovely lutino cockatiel was first recorded in 1958. that several mutations have occurred in this species. terms. Breeders are waiting to see what mutation will pop up next, which explains the enthusiasm and joy they get from their hobby of breeding cockatiels. This book is your visual guide to the bounty of color and mutations that are available. Location: Hemel hampstead in england. Lutino Pieds would have darker yellow "splotches." White pearling is sometimes called Silver Pearl. It is a fact that two birds of the same sex get along just as well as a mixed pair. As you will see, if your goal is to breed a sex-linked mutation like cinnamon, besides breeding two visually cinnamon budgies, the best results will be from the pairing of a male who is split for cinnamon to a cinnamon female. In earlier reference books, dating from the late 70’s the Lutino was incorrectly referred to as Albino. Lutino first appeared in the aviaries of Mr. Cliff Barringer of Miami FL, USA in 1958. Cockatiels are extremely social birds. This all makes this method of sexing "iffy" at best. Lutino Pearl (LP) first appeared late 1970 and is a double mutation, meaning the bird visually shows two mutations, Lutino and Pearl. It is actually pretty similar to the difference seen in human males and females.. Women usually have wider pelvic bones than males. Resplendent Quetzals - The Rare Jewel Birds of the World. Pastel. This is a double mutation. Adult lutino Pearl Pied cocks will exhibit a pale beige to lavender appearing wash to their back after their first molt. But they are very different. Even lutino (yellow) or albino (white) hens have such barring - except, the barring is less visible -- it's more of a shading that can be seen, however, when a tiel is held against a light source. One significant difference is that a clear pied does NOT have red eyes, whereas a Lutino and a White Face Lutino do. Updated for 2019 In the US there are 14 established mutations of the cockatiel, excluding the normal grey which is not a mutation. Each baby was a different mutation. All Rights Reserved. Visually the base color of the bird will be a soft cream color, with a delicate yellow scalloping covering the entire back. There are three different types of genetic mutations in the Cockatiel. professional advice. Lutino Pied (LpD) first appeared in the early 1980’s and is a double mutation, meaning the bird visually shows two mutations, Lutino and Pied. from some of the pairings are so diverse that memorization is'next to impossible. Lutino pearl would have darker yellow pearling. The Normal Grey is the original bird native to Australia. Pearly / Lacewings: The "term" pearly refers to the lacings or pearl spots of yellow or white on the backs, nape, and wings. Silver Mutation: The plumage is a light, silvery grey. These are Sex-Linked, Recessive, and Dominant. The most common practice for most inexperienced breeder is to pair two birds of the same mutation together, meaning ‘like to like’ pairings. Here are some of them! Hens cannot pass a sex-linked color mutation on to their female offspring, either. 0 4. anselma. Sexing information is also provided whenever available. Breeders have been working on reducing / eliminating the bold patch and have shown great success in doing so. If the bird does not reflect red in both the iris and pupil then it may be a clear Pied. Cinnamon Pieds: The overall plumage is a combination of cinnamon brown and yellow, again varying in intensity of color and placement of markings. Some yellow will be present in the crest and sides of the face, and tail. The eyes will appear a pink color. The same applies to the tail feathers, clear feathers are Pied feathers and barred feathers are non-Pied feathers. | See more ideas about Birds, Cockatiel … In lutinos, baldness can occurs behind the crest. If there are any flight feathers that are clear (meaning a solid yellow), with no spots/dots, these are Pied feathers. Hi, I’m still learning about genetics and mutations and just want to see if I have got it right with my tiels. Lutino, Pied, Clear Pied Cockatiels Lutinos: The Lutino is a yellow-white bird with orange cheek patches and red eyes. (An example ofthis will be dem­ onstrated at the end ofthis article.) Lutino Pied eyes are a paler, bright jelly bean pink color in comparison to other Lutino variations, and do not darken as they get older. How are the mutations inherited? The Smallest Bird on Earth Weighs Less than a Penny! Terms Of Use / Copyright Restrictions, Site Privacy Policy | Report Abuse | Website Administrator | Web Design by Drupal Development Services. Cinnamon Pearly Pieds: This mutation is similar to the pearly pieds with cinnamon brown over areas that would otherwise be grey. Many times those inexperienced with the various mutations will misidentify a Pied as a Lutino or Lutino Pied. Moon then successfully established the mutation. Assuming it's not, then you'll produce from this pairing 100% normal grey birds, the males of which will be normal/lutino. Put your breeding pair into a large cage together. Visually a Lutino Pied will have an overall softy buttery yellow color to the plumage. Use these birds to pair with Lutino. the young male siblings from our Cockatiel pairing that were born normal grey are also now genetically “split to Lutino” and we write that as Normal grey/ lutino a forward slash in genetic terms indicates the split It was the first sex-linked mutation produced. When the depth of color is increased it also makes this mutation hard to visually distinguish from a Fallow. Cinnamon: This mutation is similar to the normal with grey areas replaced by tan to cinnamon brown color.The Cinnamon mutation gets it name from the cinnamon color, which has been described as a brownish-grey color.The male Cinnamon Cockatiel develops a bright yellow face (also know as the mask) and bright orange cheek patches after his first molt. The Pearl Mutation can be found in ALL Cockatiel Mutations, I have A white Face Pearl Male and Female, I have a Cinnamon Pearl male,I have a white face Cinnamon pearl female, I've had Normal Pearls - meaning they were not color mutation like Cinnamon, Fallow, Lutino and when the males pearls went away they looked like the Normal Grey Males. Cockatiels can vary in color and appearance based on their genetic mutation. With 7 babies total. 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