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What would be the best color/mutation to breed with my normal green male budgies, so I can get colorful babies?

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It all depends on if he is split for blue or not. If he is not split for blue, you will get all green babies no matter who you pair him with. I would suggest a blue female with a dominant mutation like spangle, dominant pied etc. That way you can find out if he is split for blue, and also get some additional mutations even if not
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It all depends on if he is split for blue or not. If he is not split for blue, you will get all green babies no matter who you pair him with. I would suggest a blue female with a dominant mutation like spangle, dominant pied etc. That way you can find out if he is split for blue, and also get some additional mutations even if not
Thank you , is there any way I can tell if he is split for blue or not?
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Thank you , is there any way I can tell if he is split for blue or not?
No problem

The only way to tell is when they are young chicks before their first molt. Most chicks that are split for blue will have a blue tint to their belly/vent area. Once they molt the first time this goes away though, so if your guy was an adult when you got him there is no way to tell visually
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No problem

The only way to tell is when they are young chicks before their first molt. Most chicks that are split for blue will have a blue tint to their belly/vent area. Once they molt the first time this goes away though, so if your guy was an adult when you got him there is no way to tell visually
Well I guess I won't know lol,oh well I still have months before I am wrong to breed him.thanks for the help.
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Well I guess I won't know lol,oh well I still have months before I am wrong to breed him.thanks for the help.
In my experience most green birds are split for it, so your odds are pretty good

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In my experience most green birds are split for it, so your odds are pretty good

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Thank you so much for the help Lindsey
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