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Old 01-15-2017, 02:29 PM
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Hi all

Mycroft is 17 weeks old now and I have noticed he has started his first molt. I have attached a few pics of his change and as he is the first budgie I've experienced this with could the more experienced members tell me what they think he will end up as - yellow all over?

Also in your experience should I be giving him any supplements or any special bits in his diet while he is molting and how long a first molt normally lasts.

Thanks a lot I appreciate all the help I've received on here so far you guys are great.
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Mycroft won't be yellow all over as he would have been yellow when he was a baby if he were going to be.
As far as I know, the only changes will come if the yellow from the head bleeds down. This happened with my boy Skye, but he already had a few odd green feathers in his chest area along with blue.

I don't think you'll see much of a colour change from his mutation.
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Generally speaking, after a budgie fully completes the first moult (the two stages of the moult, first at 3 -4 months old, second at 6 - 7 months old), the overall body colour will get richer and more deeper shade. You will get more answers regarding Mycroft's golden face gene as the moult progresses, most likely his blue feathers will turn more green in colour.

During the moult, you can supplement Mycroft's diet with egg food and also add a few flax seeds and Niger seeds onto the mix. The time that a moult lasts will depend on the budgie and also on the type of moult. A budgie can have a lighter first moult, while another budgie will experience an heavier first moult.

You will find more detailed information on these links:
https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...ting-faqs.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...e-molting.html
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I agree with Aluz Because of Mycroft's mutation, which is most likely sf goldenface in addition to spangle and sky blue, you'll see the yellow from his face mix with his blue body colour to make a gorgeous sea green colour The same effect happens with the yellowface II gene, which is what my girl has, and is the reason she's more green than blue now!

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