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Old 03-26-2015, 09:45 AM
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Can anyone tell me what colours Jasper (RIP) and Sunny Jim are please.

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And here is a picture of my boy Charlie who lived till he was 7. I always thought he was lovely but have no idea about his colour either

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The budgie up front and on the left is a sky blue normal. The one on the back appears to be an olive green normal budgie.
Charlie was a sky blue dominant pied budgie. It's quite possible he was double factor dominant pied.

May your Charlie and Jasper continue to rest in peace.
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Thanks,

Haha, I have no idea what a double factor dominant pied means
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You're welcome!
You get a double factor dominant pied budgie when the parents are dominant pieds and the chick inherits the same gene from both parents.
I'm not sure on him being double factor dominant pied, I mentioned the possibility because he is lacking the markings on his face, lack of throat spots and his cere appears to be patchy blue and purplish/pink.
Dominant pied budgies have the normal royal blue ceres.
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Yes you're right, his cere was patchy blue/mauve/pink.
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Yes you're right, his cere was patchy blue/mauve/pink.
In that case, Charlie really was a double factor dominant pied budgie.
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Can you post more pictures of the green bird? I think he's grey-green normal.
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Here he is all grown up.
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Thank you for the picture.

I think he's grey-green instead of olive.

Here's olive: Dark Factors Green Budgies - Cute Little Birdies Aviary.
Here's grey-green: Grey Green Budgies - Cute Little Birdies Aviary
Olive vs. grey-green: https://www.cutelittlebirdiesaviary.c...rey-green.html

What color is his tail?

Aluz is far better than I at assessing mutations. So give her assessment more weight.
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Um his tail is very dark, possibly black but hard to tell in artificial light - will look in the morning I would say his cheek patches are blue, the same colour as his cere. His eyes are black - not sure if that makes a difference.
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