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?
There is some good in this world, Mr. Frodo....and it's worth fighting for.
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.