Originally Posted by Vargur
Of course they will get along
English budgies and American budgies are just (Size) types of budgies.
They are the same.
English are bigger, Americans are smaller.
I have no Idea how common they are in the world but
where I am, there are no English in the whole country!
But there are lot of english/american mix here.
I have few..
But I have to add you have two gorgeous boys
Allie is correct about their mutations.
hahaha it's funny how people in other countries name budgies with what they think is right. Only Americans call them "American budgies". Actually they should be called Australian budgies, where they originate and the size is the normal small size budgies.
Just a note... People in other non-USA countries just call them budgies (the normal ones) and the ones which are bigger, call them "English" or "Exhibition" budgies. They are all the same species just taller. Some breeders only mated the taller/bigger size budgies and nowdays we have a bigger variety of budgies with fluffy head. It's like some humans who are born tall and then have babies with other tall people.
Personally i preffer the small budgies over the bigger ones as they breed more often and more than 5 eggs every 2 months and are more hardy. The English/Exhibition budgies breed slower, less eggs and are heavier so they can have accidents more easily. Exhibition budgies are also way more expensive.
What some people do is breed exhibition male budgies with smaller size female budgies. That way they produce more eggs and more babies that are a bit bigger. Important note: breeders trim the bottom feathers of the male budgies so that males are sure to fertilize the eggs of female budgies.
Hope this info helps you.