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Old 06-09-2015, 12:25 AM
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For less confusion, let's call the budgie on the left, which has some blue - DARKER
Photos were taken with a flash; if needed, I will take more tomorrow during the day.





Darker budgie has very light grey primary flight feathers and very dark blue/navy tail.



In this photo, of their backs, the DARKER budgie is on the right.




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To me, it's not a common thing to find a budgie in a pet store with such a big area of relatively well defined blue belly.
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Agree, it wouldn't...it's a lovely budgie, have seen photos of ones that have the green and blue colour on either side - but, am not an expert, sorry can't help with the mutation
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Wow! Beautiful budgies, but the darker one absolutely blows me away! I have never seen anything like that. I'm so curious what our mutation experts have to say on this.
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The lighting will be throwing the colour off so going on what you've said and what the photos show:

Darker - Cobalt Violet full bodied Greywing Golden Face.
Other one - Dark Green full bodied Greywing or just Greywing.

Photos in natural light may change my mind though! The green looks a bit like a Cinnamon for instance.
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Thank you!
I have a question but first I will post more pics later today, just in case you change your mind, Tonic
Is there any particular body part you'd like me to take a detailed pic of?
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All these pics below were taken with no flash:










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Looks like Darker is Cobalt Greywing Goldenface II and the other one looks like light green Cinnamon.
They're stunning!! What are their names?
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Okay, from those I would say Cobalt Golden Face full bodied Greywing for Darker. Still not sure on the other, either Greywing or Cinnamon Light or Dark Green. Are the markings more brown or grey? What colour is the tail? Throat spots?
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Thanks again, Tonic!
Did you mean cheek patches instead of throat spots?
His throat spots are hardly existent, cheek patches are light purple.





His tail feathers .... As you can see, are missing. He lost 2 long ones while in a transport store box. They should be showing up soon.




Regarding grey or more brownish body markings: I can't even tell, but I'd be leaning more toward cinnamon.
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