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Old 10-30-2016, 04:45 PM
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Hi everyone, this is Sky. I got her as a partner for my male budige after his partner's passing days ago. Sky is currently still in quarantine.

I've been told by the store owner that she's half English, so I'm wondering, do mutations matter for 2 budgies to bond? I was told it doesn't, but just making sure. They look really alike (not color-wise) so I think they're the same mutation.

P.S. Yes, I know I should give her wooden perches, but unfortunately I have none and it's only a temporary quarantine cage so it wouldn't matter that much.

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Old 10-30-2016, 05:00 PM
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Congratulations on your latest arrival! Your little Sky is a cutie, she's a sky blue normal budgie.
By looking at her, I'm not seeing any English budgie traits, she looks very much like a smaller pet type budgie.

Best of luck with Sky!
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Old 10-30-2016, 05:07 PM
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Welcome Sky! she's absolutely beautiful, such a striking colour!

In terms of English budgies, the breeder that I bought mine from, he has both his English & Aussie ones in the same flight cages; but he did also say that he has never bred them together. He specifically told me that since the English are a bigger variety of bird, they can breed and still try to mate, but he believes the size of the eggs and babies will be a danger to the Mum's health (if she is the Aussie/normal budgie in the pair).

I personally have no idea, obviously, since I'm new to this. I just thought I'd share with you what I was told

Good luck with Sky, I hope she settles into your family nicely!
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Mutations, the colour of the budgie, do not have any bearing for birds to bond. You are best to try and get a bird where you think the personality will match (not always easy!).

The type of budgie- pet or show/English, also does not really affect the bond. Again, personality will affect it more than colour or the type of budgie.

I have a budgie who is part English and you can see the different from the feathers and her throat spots, but she's the same size as the other budgies (Star, in my siggy). Lucy is an English budgie. She's bigger than the others and you can see a clear different between them (I can, it's hard to show it off as I only have photos of them individually).

Hope that makes sense.
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Ivan,

I agree with Therm.

Budgies mutations do not matter when it comes to them bonding to one another.
I believe you are talking more about "type" than mutation though -- as in English/Show and American/Pet type budgies. Correct?
The type doesn't matter with regard to the bonding of the budgies either.

I'm assuming you are not planning to breed them and will be following the guidance to discourage egg laying?

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Bianca --

As a sidenote, English/Show and American/Pet type budgies can be bred together.
I have a Dark Eyed Clear that is a 50/50.

He is about the same size as a full English but doesn't have the puffy crown nor the longer cheek feathers.

Obviously, a good breeder would never choose a very large English male and pair it with a very small American female.
The two budgies that were the parents of my 50/50 were not disproportionate in size.
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Bianca --

As a sidenote, English/Show and American/Pet type budgies can be bred together.
I have a Dark Eyed Clear that is a 50/50.

He is about the same size as a full English but doesn't have the puffy crown nor the longer cheek feathers.

Obviously, a good breeder would never choose a very large English male and pair it with a very small American female.
The two budgies that were the parents of my 50/50 were not disproportionate in size.
Thanks for the info Faery, it's great to learn new things I think that's what the breeder was getting at - a large English male paired with a small, pet budgie can be disastrous. (Like my Charlie, he's quite massive -- I could never pair him with a small normal female). But that's interesting to know! I'm not sure I would ever personally pair the two for breeding, but it's nice to know that the two can still be companions/friends without issues.
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:21 AM
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Thanks everyone!

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Ivan,

I agree with Therm.

Budgies mutations do not matter when it comes to them bonding to one another.
I believe you are talking more about "type" than mutation though -- as in English/Show and American/Pet type budgies. Correct?
The type doesn't matter with regard to the bonding of the budgies either.

I'm assuming you are not planning to breed them and will be following the guidance to discourage egg laying?

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Yeah, correct, I was talking about the type, just confused them together.
Yes, I will most likely not be breeding them, but I'll do more research into French Moult and check the risks and if my bird even has had it in the first place. But for a year or more from now, I'll be discouraging them from breeding.

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How would you rate her overall health though?

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From the pictures Sky looks like a healthy baby girl.

Here eyes are clear and bright, her feathers are in good shape, and her cere, beak, feet and legs look healthy.

Sky certainly is a pretty little budgie!
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From the pictures Sky looks like a healthy baby girl.

Here eyes are clear and bright, her feathers are in good shape, and her cere, beak, feet and legs look healthy.

Sky certainly is a pretty little budgie!
Aww, thanks. How about the tail? It looks short and she doesn't have these really long thin tail feathers, what could the reason be?
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Sky is still a baby. She'll grow long tail feathers - it may not be until she molts though.
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