Hi, Five minutes ago I was watching the birds in the garden and a blackbird came down and it looked like it had fallen in a pot of white paint, It had a white mark the size of a 2p on the right side of its neck and white speckles all over its chest. I have not seen it before so wondered is it a mutation that it has or is there something wrong with it. Also my ring doves are mating again is this the norm as I haven't seen any babies from their last mating a couple of months ago.
It will probably have leucism, meaning it will lose some of its colour, have a look here www.rspb.org.uk/.../463471.aspx.
I think Doves have a long nesting period so it will be usual.
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Thanks Alan, I did have a male blackbird at the beginning of the year with just one white mark now I have two. He was a handsome thing came right up to my backdoor.