So I'm getting some English budgies for the first time! I've only ever had Americans, so this should be an interesting experience! . I'm getting a male and a female; the male is a cinnamon violet and the female is the one in the pictures attached. The breeder listed her as a dilute df dominant pied mauve, but when I got the second picture of her (which is listed as the first picture here), I thought she almost looked like a clearflight pied? Can anyone help me out with her mutation? The breeder also informed me that she is split for recessive pied and dilute. Thanks in advance!
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There's nothing to be embarrassed about! This is how we learn and get more of a trained eye when it comes to distinguishing all the different mutations which can be confusing at times.
I don't consider myself an expert on mutations, so I will give my guess. I think she is a dominant pied budgie. While her chest and tummy are mostly white, she has a good amount of markings on her back and has most of the barring on both sides of the face. Her eyes appear to be fully black, that would explain her recessive pied heritage.
Since you will be pairing her up with a non-pied budgie, you will get answers through their chicks, if they are all single factor dominant pied budgies, then you'll know for sure she's double factor dominant pied.
If you get some dominant pied and some non pied budgies, then that would mean she is single factor dominant pied.
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