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Old 04-12-2015, 10:54 PM
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Default Recessive and dominant pied?

Here is a pic of my female, Cloud. She's a year old now and she has one solid black eye and the other eye has a dark grey iris. You have to shine a bright light in her poor little face to tell the difference between the eyes. I believe she's both recessive and dominant pied and opaline, but would the opaline cause her minimal stripes to be such a light color (they're so light they're difficult to even make out where they exist)? Or does she also have some kind of diluting factor?

I have a good picture of her from when she was a baby and a couple of poor pics that show more of her. She's difficult to photograph and now my phone is on the fritz so I can't take any new ones. The first is her baby pic (now she doesn't have the baby bars anymore, of course), then one of her preening next to Ninja to show how diluted her color is compared to his and then a grainy, rare front picture of her.

Can anyone explain what mutation would make her stripes so faint and her blue so diluted?

Thank you, ye olde experts of the budgies!
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