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Default Petco budgie with really rare mutation?

So this guy is entirely yellow, not a stitch of green on him(?). Also he is kind of a mustard yellow. I think he may also be cinnamon? I feel like he is really rare and should go to someone who will appreciate his specialness!! I don't want another bird but I can't stand the idea of him going to someone who will treat him like most people treat budgies in this part of the world! I would love to snap him up and get him to someone that could use this mutation in their breeding flock or something like that.

Or maybe he isn't as rare as I think he is? My guess is that he is a dark green greywing cinnamon texas clearbody? These pics are without flash through glass. He has grey central tail feathers and throat spots but his super pale wing markings are not spangle and are more brown than grey.

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Wow, he is stunning and I would get him in a heartbeat!
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I am really hoping to hear he is something not rare at all so I don't feel the extreme temptation to not pass up such a rare opportunity!! Although I don't know why I feel like I would be missing out. I have no plan to breed anytime soon! I just like special things to be appreciated as special!
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Well, I would have wanted him for future breeding. My Dinda would be perfect for him. Then again, I do have 6 budgies already so I'm holding my horses for a while.
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Does he have plum eyes? (dark red) I'm not sure what he is, very handsome though possible a yellow double factor spangle?
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She is a cute little dilute I don't see any Texas clearbody.
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Thanks Lindsay,

Wow, this is really throwing me. So not dilute cinnamon either? Her wing markings are so brown! She really has no hint of green on her at all, anywhere, entirely mustard yellow! I know pics don't always show color well and they can really change after their first molt. My greywings all got brighter after their first molt.

Also her tail feathers are darker grey than the rest of her markings, which was what kind of sold me on TCB vs dilute. What would you expect to see if she was a greywing TCB instead of dilute?
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No, no plum or red eyes Jill, I considered that too. I am so disappointed/confused!! This bird is mustard yellow from beak to rump with a medium grey tail and very very pale brown/grey wing markings and light grey throat spots.


I guess it really is good because if she were a TCB I would be packing up my travel cage going over there to get her because I couldn't pass up such a great find! I clearly do not need another bird!! So relief is starting to set in.

But seriously! How can you tell the difference Lindsay?
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Wow....that is a sweet looker, there....enough to give anyone with a pulse, budgie fever. I almost broke over a beautiful mauve with almost totally white wings....I don't know my mutations but the wing barring was really light...that was at a pet supplies plus....
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I thought I was totally immune to budgie fever at this point but this girl really created a bad case! I actually didn't want to keep her but wanted to rescue her from a life of mediocrity!
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