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Old 06-20-2013, 07:13 PM
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Well, here is a strange story,
I have two budgies, male olive SF spangle opaline
and the female is sky blue SF spangle opaline.

But I got Normal olive chick from them
(but he sure is cute!) (his name is Oliver)

Vargs ungi (kk) undan Sesari og Kleó by Elma_Ben, on Flickr

I know there is 25% change to get normal from two SF spangles,
but I should get 100% opaline from two opalines, right?
All their previous chicks were opalines.

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Can we see some pictures of the parents please? Are you cage or colony breeding?

It is impossible to get a olive chick from a sky blue parent even of the other parent is an olive From this pair you should have all dark greens or cobalt blues if the dad is split for blue. Can you post a picture of the chick?

And yes you are correct, if both of the parents were opaline you would get 100% opalines, so if both parents are opaline there is a different father or mother to the chick
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I refreshed the page and I can see the pic now

Looks like a cute little normal grey green to me
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was there any chance for your female to mate with a different male than the father? Clutches can have multiple fathers.
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lol, thanks, I was told he was olive
Good to know he is grey green.
Still learning how this blue and green mixes


Kleopatra - sky blue spangle by Elma_Ben, on Flickr
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my new budgies by Elma_Ben, on Flickr

dad the handsome guy in the back

no they are cage breed, the other budgies are his kids.
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she was alone in her cage.
took more photos of them few minutes ago.
will post them tomorrow
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Kleó og Sesar by Elma_Ben, on Flickr

maybe he is not opaline, maybe his stripes are just very thin?
All their other chicks were opalines.
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So what do you think?

Is he opaline?
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He is a grey green sf spangle, not opaline but split for it
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Thanks!!

I think its so funny,
it is then 25% change to get normal from two SF spangles
and its 25% change to get normal from normal split opaline male
and opaline female.
and I got all that 25% package
I only got this baby from this pair.
They are on eggs again,
so cross fingers I will get more than one
chick this time
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