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Old 12-18-2016, 01:46 PM
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Hi everyone!

While we were sorting through some papers, we found the little receipt-thingy we got when we first bought Ernie and our deceased budgie Bert. Interestingly enough, they listed Bert as being a "rare" parakeet. He was a normal budgie BUT he had a perfect (or almost perfect) white stripe across the belly. Is this what makes him rare? Question about previous budgie-dscn0789.jpg

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Old 12-18-2016, 02:19 PM
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Your Bert was gorgeous, and while they listed him as rare, the colour mutation he had is not considered rare.
Your Bert was a sky blue dominant pied budgie.
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Then what was up with the "Rare" deal? Was it an error?
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Pet stores often classify budgies as "rare" simply because they can.

Buying from a knowledgeable and ethical breeder is best.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...pet-store.html
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LOL I didn't know that, but somehow I'm not surprised.
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I had a similar experience when I bought Greyjoy. The clerk tried telling me how rare he was & I believed him until I went in a week later for supplies & saw they had restocked with several identical birds.
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Ha ha! Unfortunately stores can be like that.
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Marketing gimmick just like "fancy" to mean it's a mutation.
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Sigh. False advertising....
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