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Hi, I'm Julie from Southern California . I'm glad to have found this forum. I've been reading the information on Lindsey's great website for some time now.

I'm not new to birds, but fairly new to budgies. I have 5 birds - 3 parrots, and 2 budgies. My Red Bellied parrot I've had for over 20 years now.

It's funny how crazy I am about budgies considering I got into them by chance. I never considered keeping budgies until I went the pet store one day on my lunch break... I went to the bird section, and there I saw the most beautiful mutation (to me anyway)... It was my boy Twigs in my avatar. I knew I HAD TO have him. Recessive pied, yellow and blue (instead of green) and he was like eye candy to me. I told my husband right away, I need to get this budgie lol! It was right near Christmas after all (2012). We went back to the store that night, and I got Twigs, and hubby picked out a white/mauve recessive pied who looked like a little snowy owl. We had DNA testing and they were both males. Pix only lived about a year and a half. Two avian vets determined he had genetic issues which contributed to his organ failure and early death.

Long story short, Twigs was desperate for a friend after Pix died. The parrots who are 114g to 240g (not very big, but huge even to a mean little budgie) had accepted him for a while, but recently they have become a danger to Twigs, so I made the decision of getting him a friend. Mink is an English budgie, and still in quarantine so they haven't met yet. By what it says on Lindsey's website, I'm guessing female. DNA results should be back soon. I got them a new double flight cage and tons of new toys. They'll be spoiled little things for sure .

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Budgies are very addictive and it sounds like you may just be in the early stages. I look forward to seeing pics of your new Mink and hopefully she will make a good friend to Twigs.

Twigs is adorable too. I am a sucker for yellowface recessive pieds, so very pretty!
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Welcome to the forums, Julie! It really is easy to fall in love with these funny little birds.
Your Twigs sure has some very beautiful colours, he reminds me a lot of my sweet little miss Goldilocks.

We also have the Other Birds section here at Talk Budgies, so you can share stories, pics or even videos of your parrots as well, if you'd like.
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Hello fellow budgie lover and welcome to the forum

I'm sorry that Pix is no longer with you and sad that poor Twigs wasn't accepted by the parrots. He will be excited to meet his new friend and I hope Mink and Twigs hit it off.
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Hi Julie and to Talk Budgies!

Twigs is adorable and I'm sure Mink is as cute as can be.

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
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I'm looking forward to hearing all about your budgies and hopefully seeing some pictures soon!!

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Thank you everyone for the welcome! Glad to be here

Pics of Twigs and Mink will will be coming a little later...

I'm very interested in, and have been studying about the various color mutations of budgies. After I post pics, maybe you guys can let me know what my birds' mutations are officially called .
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Pics of Twigs and Mink will will be coming a little later...

I'm very interested in, and have been studying about the various color mutations of budgies. After I post pics, maybe you guys can let me know what my birds' mutations are officially called .
We love pics, and we have some very good mutation folk's here also. I am sure you will get some good input..
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Here are some pics of Mink, my new baby English. Female? What do you guys think? I've been saying "she" until the DNA comes back to confirm.

The last pic is at the store with the sibling (brother?) Sibling got the head plucked by the parents.

Any guess at mutation? Some kind of Violet green? Looks olive in some light. Sibling is a cinnamon for sure, Mink looks 'darker cinnamon' on the back but not normal. What is that called? Still cinnamon?

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Here is Twigs. DNA male. Hatchdate unknown, but got him as a young bird in Dec. 2012. The last pic is with his friend Pix who passed last summer.

What is this mutation called? Recessive pied goldenface is all I know . Goldenface type 1 or 2? Double factor? Single factor? Cobalt? Thanks, enjoy the pics .




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