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Default Chicks' Mutations and Colors Pt 2

This is a follow up of this thread: https://www.talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=53120



The parents: Violet grey green opaline cock split for blue X Albino hen (yellow from mineral block)



The chicks



Chick 1 - Grey green opaline


He looks a bit lighter than dad and his cheek patches are more greyish looking so I'm assuming he doesn't have the violet factor.

Chick 2 - Violet skyblue opaline


His color is much more vibrant in person. He has a very purple tinge to him especially under the sun, almost fluorescent I would say. His cheek patches are violet like dad's.


Chick 3 - Grey opaline


Grey cheek patches.


Chick 4 - Grey green opaline?




This one's got me so confused. He has green and blue tail feathers as well as flight feathers. His color is more vibrant like dad and his cheek patches are also violet. Could he be a dark green instead? I have a dark green and they don't look similar to me

Also here's another question.. I don't know how the grey factor works, can the gene be carried or does it have to be visual? Like lets say the second chick. He is a violet skyblue can he carry the grey factor or not? How does that work?