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Old 02-26-2014, 07:36 PM
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Default This Budgie's Mutation has me Stumped

After the loss of Lasso and deciding it would be best for Yazzi, I adopted a new budgie (no name as of yet). His mutation has me stumped. I can guess, but I doubt it's accurate.

I took some pictures in natural light from different angles.

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He is definitely some sort of pied and some sort of yellowface or goldenface. I think he is goldenface because the yellow on his head and face is very deep compared to the light yellow on the rest of the body. The yellow also does not appear to affect the blue color, except for one small area on his back rump. The blue looks cobalt?




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Initially I thought I saw a hint of brown in his wing markings, but I think I was wrong. I also think I see some blue showing in through some of the wing markings, but it is very mild. His wing markings are normal then?




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Old 02-26-2014, 07:59 PM
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Oh my, such a unique n purdy birdy. Sorry I'm no muty expert, but I do like what I see
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:03 PM
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Gorgeous bird! Would you mind if I pop over and steal him?

He is most certainly a Cobalt SF Recessive Pied. I would say SF Yellowface II. Yellowface because the yellow looks more buttery, even on the face, than lemon. Type II because the yellow can be seen on body and wings.

I look forward to hearing what you call this little one. I highly recommend gender neutral names since Recessive Pieds are notorious for being hard to sex at a young age
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Just beautiful, love the blue peeking through.
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Ohhhhhhh my! What a beautiful budgie! I have no idea on his mutation either, but he is gorgeous!
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Li has it spot on in my opinion. The reason for the brownish looking markings is just the yellow making the spots slightly off color. Very sweet birdie!
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so sweet bird!! I love it! I was thinking a Yelloface type 2 too!
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OMG!!! I have never seen a budgie with those colours before .He is so Beautiful, Cute and Adorable also Gorgeous budgie..
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Gorgeous birdy!
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Aww he is cute
he looks just like my bird, Fífill.
They could be twins

Fífill by Elma_Ben, on Flickr
I love this mutation
your is what Li (milipidi) said
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