OK, not totally new. They've just finished quarantine and gone into the big cages. These will be breeding birds. Two one year olds and two babies. The babies are to cross to those I save from Pia and Finwe's clutch, next year. No one was cooperating, but I got a few decent pictures.
Luthien - Cobalt (out of a mauve and a sky), DF Spangle:
Thanks so much guys! Balin is hard not to love! That's one of the mutation combos I'm breeding for.
I've currently got three sky, spangle SF YF II babies in a clutch. Two are also opaline and one violet. One of them will be crossed with this guy next year. I've been trying to find DF YF II birds to cross with non yellowface for guaranteed SF YF, but currently only have one hen and her daughter and they are both mauve.
Here is Balin's future wife. She's still too young to have gone through her baby molt, so the yellow hasn't washed down to turn the sky to seafoam yet. Her colors are so subtle, it's hard to get them to show well in pictures. She has the same mutations as Balin though, with the addition of opaline.