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Old 02-10-2015, 01:31 PM
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There are so many wonderfully different looking budgies here which has led me to reading up on the different terms for mutations and genetics, soo interesting!
I have been struggling to work out if my Blue is opaline or normal (still a rookie), I am getting thrown off because he does have very faint black bars, but sky blue going up the back of his head, and can I make out a V...would love to here any input

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Old 02-10-2015, 01:44 PM
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No doubt your Blue is an opaline budgie and sky blue in colour.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:50 PM
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Ah thank you for the quick reply Aluz! This was my first thought, but then I doubted myself.
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Sorry to ask another, but he has lovely deep Cadbury's chocolate colour violet dashes in his cheeks, and slight flecks of violet on the back of his neck and in his wings, but is mostly a solid sky blue/turquoise...does this make him sky blue or violet sky blue?
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He appears to be sky blue opaline. Violet would turn the sky blue a darker color (somewhere between sky blue and cobalt).

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Thank you Susan, he is very turquoise so I am sure he is sky blue then. Here's another pic hehe
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Violet Skyblues usually look closer to Cobalt colour, so I think he is Skyblue.

Opaline reduces the barring over the head and shoulders but usually doesn't remove them so there will be markings left. Some can have very heavy markings even. The main things to look for are the body colour through the wings rather than white (or yellow), and the whitish/blue (or yellow) bar visible on the flights when they are at rest. It is clearly visible in the second photo and is a feature of Opalines.
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Violet Skyblues usually look closer to Cobalt colour, so I think he is Skyblue.

Opaline reduces the barring over the head and shoulders but usually doesn't remove them so there will be markings left. Some can have very heavy markings even. The main things to look for are the body colour through the wings rather than white (or yellow), and the whitish/blue (or yellow) bar visible on the flights when they are at rest. It is clearly visible in the second photo and is a feature of Opalines.
Thank you tonic for explaining it so well to me I have a friend who has a budgie boy much bigger, fluffier and plumper than mine who is really placid and good natured, I am starting to think he could be an English variety? Also he has a yellow face and is sky blue but has no barring at all, would he still be opaline then? Sorry to keep bothering
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He could be Opaline or some sort of pied may have removed the barring, so ....it depends!
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