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Dries 01-27-2015 01:31 PM

Something unusual??
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This little one confuses me. Firstly I know it has to be an Opaline - both parents are Opalines - but it doesn't look like one. Secondly, I have never seen that yellow "circle" around any of my other birds.
What do you think?

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Vargur 01-27-2015 06:11 PM

I have never seen that before :)

are the yellow circles around both eyes?

how are his siblings?

do you have picture of mom and dad?

Reese 01-27-2015 06:20 PM

Wow! :eek: So cool! Reminds me a lot of this. https://didiermervilde.bestofbreeds.n...kycoalface.pdf

Especially the 3rd article/4th page.

kcladyz 01-27-2015 06:38 PM

My Rainbow has what looks to be a navy blue ring around the shoulders but I never daw yellow around the eyes. he will grow up to be a good looking budgie

tonic 01-27-2015 06:42 PM

Definitely looks like a heavily marked Opaline. The body colour on the wings is often less visible with these shades of green when there are heavy markings also. You can clearly see the Opaline wing bar on it though.

The patches around its eyes are very striking aren't they! Do any others have that marking? It should be fun to watch grow, take pictures for us as it ages and moults won't you?

Dries 01-28-2015 02:18 AM

Yes, I saw the Opaline bar on the wings, but nothing more. I will post pictures of mom and dad, and I will post new pics as this bird grows.

Vargur 01-28-2015 02:32 AM

I saw the opaline bar on the wing but didnt mention it because I wasnt sure I was seeing the right thing.
I have read a about a chick this dark on TB before, he was very dark and looked "normal" but molted into a opaline.

trefto 01-28-2015 06:03 AM

Certainly looks like a rare one, very nice looking bird, like the yellow contrast against the black, real nice. Please, more pics as he gets older.

CuteLittleBirdies 01-29-2015 06:26 PM

Looks like a chick with excessive melanin to me :) After the first molt is finished the little one should look like most other opalines :thumbsup:

despoinaki 01-30-2015 02:26 AM

What a beautiful baby!! :love:

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