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Old 02-23-2015, 01:16 PM
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Hi there. Long time no see. We had to put Banana down Friday. She had a tumor that was pressing on a nerve, and she lost the ability to walk. Two days later, we "accidentally" came home with 3 new budgies. I have "no" idea how that happened. I could use your help with two of them. If you need me to take more pictures, just lemme know and I'll give it a shot.

This is Sassy. She screamed all the way to the cash register. The guy said "she's a sassy one" and the name stuck. I know she's a girl, but I'm lost on her mutation. Thoughts?







And #2 here doesn't have a name yet. Recessive pied, right? I'm horrible with recessive pied ceres. I keep thinking I see lighter color around the nostrils so female, but I'm not sure. Thoughts on this one's gender?
(Edit: We've decided to name this one Pepper. )









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I'm sorry for your loss of Banana. Banana.

I think Sassy is greywing opaline dominant pied. Definitely green series but I don't know which shade of green -- perhaps dark green.

#2 is light green recessive pied male.

Where's #3?
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Thank you. I thought recessive pied male ceres were a deep purple and solid color? I'm so bad at this.

#3 is an opaline male. We named him Harry:
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I'm sorry for your loss of Banana. Banana.

I think Sassy is greywing opaline dominant pied. Definitely green series but I don't know which shade of green -- perhaps dark green.

#2 is light green recessive pied male.
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Thank you. I thought recessive pied male ceres were a deep purple and solid color?
Nope, recessive pied males have a cere like a young male, fleshy pink perhaps with a shade of purple.
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