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Hi all,

So I got in a disagreement the other day with the breeder that came to check on Charles a few weeks ago when I thought he was ill.

He says that Charlie is not an English budgie but just a big budgie? The pet store said he is an English budgie.

Compared to my other feather bomb Pogo, he is quite big, and "wider" than him.. I think you can see the size difference in my signature.

Please help
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I think he is.. he is bigger, fluffier and he has that rich "beard" that english budgies have. He is stunning!
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He doesn't seem to be full English to me, but he definitely has some English budgie genes on him.
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He is hot in this picture
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He doesn't seem to be full English to me, but he definitely has some English budgie genes on him.
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The term English Budgie really doesn't mean anything. Originally it would have referred to show budgies brought over from England to other countries to distinguish them from the local show budgies - because the English ones were further advanced in the show arena.

But now those birds have been incorporated into the local birds and so English is simply used sometimes instead of show or exhibition budgie. Technically you could say any budgie in England is english...

So, if you want to be really accurate you could say that any bird bred specifically for showing is an English budgie, but they are the same species, breed etc as a pet budgie. As Aluz said your bird looks like at some point a show budgie was in his genes, but there is likely just as much pet budgie there too.

So just go with what you like!
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Does he speak with a plum accent, drink warm beer and keep a stiff upper lip unless he's had one too many and then gets naked in the pub before stumbling out for a kebab?
If so, definitely English.

I think he's very cute. He does have the same kind of air as our Clouds, who is I am told English -especially in the B&W picture (nice one by the way).

As long as you get along well and he doesn't correct people when they say aluminum or tomayto, who cares?
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Viki,

I agree with aluz -- Charles looks as though he is at least part English/Show Budgie.

In fact, he looks more so than my 50/50 DEC Sparky.

Charles is a very handsome fellow.
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Hey .I am English. No one talks with a plum in their mouth or stumble out of pubs naked etc. Are all Americans Yanks very fat and boast a lot and think they live in Gods Own Country?When we know we do.
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Charlie is just adorable! I agree with all that's been said I hope to see more of this handsome boy!
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