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Mutations and Genetics Learn about budgie genetics and the wide variety of mutations.

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:24 AM
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Here is Spots. What would you call his coloring?
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What a beautiful potpourri of color. I am not much on mutation's so outside of the obvious golden or yellow face and pied, we will have to wait and see what our knowledgeable folk's say...
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He is a beautiful boy! He is an opaline sky blue recessive pies (df?) yellow face II
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Thanks! You tell me these terms and then I go look them up. It's very helpful for me to learn this! I appreciate it!
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Beautiful coloring... that's all I have to say!
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Cobalt yellowface II (or goldenface) opaline double factor dominant pied.
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Cobalt yellowface II (or goldenface) opaline double factor dominant pied.
Could he be a sky blue violet? I don't see enough for cobalt...
And how can you tell dominant vs. recessive pied? I know the iris thing but he hasn't had his first moult, so we can't tell iris or cere yet!

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Could he be a sky blue violet? I don't see enough for cobalt...
And how can you tell dominant vs. recessive pied? I know the iris thing but he hasn't had his first moult, so we can't tell iris or cere yet!

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I'm not a mutations expert so take my opinion with a grain (or two) of salt.

Recessive pieds usually have a body color patch on their lower belly.

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Anyway, I just thought recessive pied because of the small spots of opaline on the wings and random barring on the head. Don't dominant pieds have more barring?
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IMHO the opaline has reduced the head barring.
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