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Old 12-29-2009, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by hermit_crab View Post
I have a light green cinnamon opaline hen budgie. If I pair it with a sky blue normal will the green be dominant, or will the babys be a greeny-blue mix? And what are the chances of the babys being cinnamon?
The genetics of budgerigars are as follows :

1. Cinnamon - sex-linked gene, meaning there must be 2 genes to show in a male

2. Opaline - sex-linked gene, meaning there must be 2 genes to show in a male

3. Green - dominant gene over blue

4. Blue - recessive gene to green

If the skyblue normal male is NOT split for cinnamon/opaline, the offsprings will be 50% green normal female split for blue and 50% green normal male split for cinnamon/opaline.

If the skyblue normal male is split for cinnamon/opaline, the offsprings will be 50% green normal female split for blue and 50% green cinnamon opaline male.