Hello, here is a pic of my two birds. I think they are dark green and mauve. They aren't ready to breed yet (too young) but I was curious as to what the genetic probability would be for their offspring. All green? Any chance some blue?
Sorry, two more quick questions: what is violet green normal mean? Is it that they have a violet factor or just that her cheek parches are violet? My last question: besides color, there is a chance these guys might produce a pied or other type of recessive mutation correct?
Violet green is a green series budgie with a violet factor. Violet factors work as additives onto a budgies main body color, thus making them darker in color. On a green series bird it causes their body color to be a shade darker with an faint overcast hue of blue, mostly around the rump and vent.
It is possible for you to get a few surprises if you do not know what each parent bird is split for. The only thing is, with recessive mutations, each normal parent bird has to have a single copy of the same gene for you to have a small chance of it showing up in chicks.
For example, mom must be split for recessive pied and dad must be split for recessive pied in order for you to have a chance at a recessive pied chick.
Same goes for other recessive mutations.