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

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Old 04-12-2015, 10:00 PM
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Default What would my two give me?

I don't have any plans of breeding my two bebes any time soon, but if I were to eventually I'm curious as to what I would get.

Male: Sweetie, slate grey (according to the breeder)
IMG_20150329_123432313 by moira_aoibheane, on Flickr

Female:Lemondrop, light green recessive pied (I think, I got her from a pet store) This photo is a little dark, she's a much brighter green on her butt
IMG_20150403_100923781 by moira_aoibheane, on Flickr


What do you peeps think? What kind of babies could they have? If I'm wrong about their colouring, please feel free to correct me! Thanks so much!

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You would get normal greens and normal grey greens if neither of them have hidden/split genes.

If Lemondrop is split for blue you could get either blue series or green series chicks.
If Sweetie is split for recessive pied, you could also get recessive pied chicks as well. Plus some other hidden surprises.
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You would get normal greens and normal grey greens if neither of them have hidden/split genes.

If Lemondrop is split for blue you could get either blue series or green series chicks.
If Sweetie is split for recessive pied, you could also get recessive pied chicks as well. Plus some other hidden surprises.
So potentially I could get a wide variety of colours. Awesome!
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Please ask this breeder what he means by Slate Grey

Slate is a rare sex linked variety

If your male is slate breed him with normal blue series hen
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Please ask this breeder what he means by Slate Grey

Slate is a rare sex linked variety

If your male is slate breed him with normal blue series hen
Sweetie is actually a rescue budgie, the woman I got him from told me everything she could about him (he was her daughter's and so she didn't know too much) and this is what I was told. I can try and find out more but I'm not sure I'll be able to.

I wouldn't be breeding Sweetie with anyone other than Lemon, they are quite bonded and I don't want to be getting another female just to breed Sweets.
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Sweetie looks grey.
Are his tail feathers dark blue or black?

if the female is split blue you would get, blue and grey babies, also and grey green. If he is split rec pied, then you could get rec pieds.
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Sweetie looks grey.
Are his tail feathers dark blue or black?

if the female is split blue you would get, blue and grey babies, also and grey green. If he is split rec pied, then you could get rec pieds.
His tail is black and his cheek patches are a very rich deep blue.
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Black tail feathers = grey.
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