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Old 05-25-2015, 05:33 AM
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I went to a country show yesterday and they had the Newbury bird Society there and show bird competitions for finches, lovebirds, canaries and budgies. First bird competition I've been too and I spotted this gorgeous birdie who got a first. I'm guessing it's a special as not standard show colours? Anyways please mutation lovers what type is he? I was looking at cutelittlebirdies guide but got confused



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Old 05-25-2015, 10:16 AM
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Sorry have no idea, but it is Gorgeous
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Wow--she is gorgeous! I actually can't say for sure, my first thought was dilute but she's completely diluted, not 50%, then I thought fallow and dilute but I don't know if those are co-dominant, only other thing I thought was lacewing and dilute?
She's definitely a green series bird, I'm thinking grey green.
What a gorgeous girl!
Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
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Hey, what are you doing in that cage, StarlingWings!?

I would love to birdnap such unique budgie. Don't know what her mutation is but she sure is gorgeous.
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They couldn't find the owner to see if they knew. I might email the society to find out because I'm in love with this bird! I would have bird napped it as well! Gorgeous!

Also apparently this bird society is all of men of retirement age I wonder why there isn't more of an age range?
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She could be a dark green dilute spangle? It is hard to tell. XD

Edit: Or a Dilute dominant pied?
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Looks like a Yellow face albino to me...
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This may be a double factor spangle with a green wash that is showing on the chest, but it is hard to see. Your best bet is to contact the club and talk to the owner. I can not read the tag. If anyone who shows in your area could read the tag it should give owner and exact detail and age of the budgie. for example in the US:: a double factor spangle might read: yel df sp cock 2015 and then name and contact info phone/address for the exhibitor. this is then stapled closed until the birds are judged. An assistant will then remove the staples and call out the winning birds and another person records the info for records of the show. It is an interesting color. Looking forward to hearing if you can determine the mutation. Blessings, Jo Ann
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My guess Yf II Df Spangle

Because of yellow blue sheen is looking green
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I'm with Jo Ann, my first thought was a Double Factor Spangle. They often have colour washing in the body. From the judging label it also looks like it might be a beginners bird.

Why are they all men of retirement age, same problem we have here in Australia, younger people are not interested in keeping birds or are too busy to keep birds. I am not talking about pet birds but keeping, breeding and showing birds. It is time consuming to keep a good flock of show birds and can be quite expensive as well.
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