Hi everyone, I have a few questions regarding my budgie Peppy.
If I'm not mistaken, she is a grey green recessive pied budgie. I never had a grey green before and would like to know if it's possible to know which parent passed the grey green gene to her.
Here is Peppy with her sisters
Her black tail feathers
This is Mona, her mother. I think she is visually a cobalt normal, maybe has some violet, I don't really know.
On her previous clutches with a different male, I got a cobalt blue like her, a sky blue normal, a light green and sky blue greywing and a sky blue greywing opaline.
And this is the father, Carioca. A dark green normal budgie.
Peppy didn't lose all her baby bars on her first moult and strangely enough her new tail feathers changed colours. These pics were taken after she reached the 6 months mark. And her cere hasn't changed colours, either.
So, to sum things up (and I apologise for the long post), I would like to know from which parent did Peppy get the grey green. I'm leaning towards her father, but I'm not sure.
And also would like your thoughts on why did her tail feathers change so much after the moult. Does this happen often with recessive pieds? I also find it odd that her cere doesn't mature. It's always been whitish with a bit of pink.