I think I am getting confused trying to figure this out. Let me keep it as simple as possible. Basically I am trying to figure out the genetics of the parents of my baby who is not even 3 weeks old yet. I can only see his wings, head, and tail well. So here is the info below...
Visually the parents are:
Father: blue yellow face II dominant pied
First clutch had:
albino yellow face II
blue opaline yellow face I (assumed to be male)
Second (current) clutch had:
blue ??? (don't know if dominant pied or opaline, but definitely not a yellow face type)
supposedly blue yellow face II dominant pied (people from my other post said he will probably take after dad, but he isn't looking like dad... thus confusion)
So from that information I assume:
Mother masks opaline
Father is recessive opaline
Father is recessive albino
I am not going to try to figure out why a yellow face I was born to a yellow face II dad. I tried to read it and tried to understand it, but I think it is too much. All in all, I understand there is always the possibility of double yellow face which makes that bird not look yellow face... but enough on that one.
What I am trying to figure out is what the heck happened to my baby genetically?
That is the current picture. Why is his marking so light? If he was normal banded they would be noticeably darker now won't they? His banding does not even look like my other budgie (not parents or related) who is opaline. His tail is all yellow unlike his dad. The green seems light like lime green. I suppose I am freaking out because I thought he would look like dad and show blue. I have had people say also that a yellow face II blue doesn't show green until later, but he is green now?!?!?