When I was a little girl my nana had 2 budgies - Sooty and Joey. I always wanted my own Sooty and Sweep - and I collected them today.
Anyone who remembers the TV show, will know they had a panda friend Sue - so all I need now is my camper van lol
They are parent reared but handled daily and so sweet.
You know when things are meant to be, - when I sent a reply to the ad the babies had no feathers and I had no idea what colours they would be - so feeling lucky that they are yellow and grey.
Not only that, today is the first day they were allowed to leave - and it would have been my nana's birthday.
And one more thing - this morning, in between taking my son to work, washing and sorting things out, I put TV on and guess which show was on? Yep Sooty and Sweep - and I haven't seen it for years. Still can't quite get over that.
They are both cinnamon, from different nests.
Sooty looks much more yellow in real life - could she be a Texas clearbody? The brown markings are a rich chocolate brown. Sooty's mum is lutino and dad is a normal olive or grey green.
Sweep is a lovely pale grey, getting darker on his back towards his tail. His cinnamon markings are paler. His mum is grey cinnamon and dad a normal sky blue. He had a brother and sister - both grey, one cinnamon and one normal.
Anyway any help with mutations and sexing would be great.
We are now a 2 cage budgie family