I have included this page just to clarify a point. “Self” refers to a bird being a solid color. Selfs are not a single genetic trait, rather it is a term for how a bird looks. There are several ways to get them.
- Using SPREAD you can get a solid colored bird.
- RECESSIVE RED can give you a solid colored bird.
- Over-mating of GRIZZLE to GRIZZLE will give you a white bird.
- Extremely rare, but there is a RECESSIVE WHITE
- DILUTE on SPREAD simply gives you the dilute version of a colored bird such as yellow from red.