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Old 08-04-2015, 01:48 PM
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Default Can you help identify my budgies mutation?

Someone on here mentioned Jimmy being a recessive pied but I just wanted to know if that was the full description. I had a look on a guide here but I'd probably get it wrong so thought I'd check with an expert on here.





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Old 08-04-2015, 01:52 PM
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From those pics, your Jimmy looks like a cobalt blue single factor golden face recessive pied budgie.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:11 PM
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I would simply say his mutation is "Beautiful"!
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I was admiring Jimmy on another thread ! He is absolutely gorgeous. My favorite is the yellow/blue combination. I love his shade of blue!

Question for Ana - you said Jimmy is SF goldenface... is that why his blue is so clear with no yellow spilling into it? What is the difference between Jimmy and my Twigs in my sig pic? Just curious since they're similar yet different . Thanks!
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I was admiring Jimmy on another thread ! He is absolutely gorgeous. My favorite is the yellow/blue combination. I love his shade of blue!

Question for Ana - you said Jimmy is SF goldenface... is that why his blue is so clear with no yellow spilling into it? What is the difference between Jimmy and my Twigs in my sig pic? Just curious since they're similar yet different . Thanks!

I noticed your siggy had a Jimmy-a-like and was doing some mutual admiration.
Also curious, what is your birds (twigs) mutation if it is different to Jimmy's? I'd also be curious to know what makes them different.
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Thanks Therm! I'm hoping Ana (aluz) see this... She is not only one of the experts with mutations, but she has beautiful Goldilocks, who is similar to Jimmy and Twigs as well, yet a different belly shade (I think mauve?)

I was told that Twigs is a yellowface, cobalt, recessive pied just like Jimmy, but there are differences between Jimmy and Twigs, and I'm curious what mutations are making those differences. Jimmy has interesting back markings and head striping, as well as having throat spots. Twigs' back just looks like a usual recessive pied but with heavy markings, and almost no throat spots. Twigs has more yellow "bleeding through" into the blue.
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Anyone up to answering the question in my last post? Mutation differerences between Therm's Jimmy and my Twigs? aluz, StarlingWings, tonic, JoAnn..... or any other mutation experts who might see this? Thank you!
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I've now moved the thread over to the "Mutations and Genetics" section of the forum for you!
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Anyone up to answering the question in my last post? Mutation differerences between Therm's Jimmy and my Twigs? aluz, StarlingWings, tonic, JoAnn..... or any other mutation experts who might see this? Thank you!
Well...I can try

Let's see. Well, Jimmy has a lot less suffusion than Twigs, partially, yes, because he is SF goldenface. DF goldenface tends to "bleed" more, and so does YF II. Also, in pied varieties, a lot of it has to do with variation within mutation, which is why Twigs has such varied markings when compared to Jimmy.

That's about the best I can do
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