Originally Posted By: Smooth Mule
So, how can a melanised black be confused with something like recessive black? is the Melaniser gene recessive? I thought it would be seen on one parent at least. If so, then recessive black can't be the same, can it?

I'm tired from the holidays so maybe I'm not thinking it through well

Recessive black does not change the hatching down to black, at least this/those kind I have.