stopped in at the local petsmart yesterday, and seen this little sweetie just sitting there watching me... and every time I walked by, she'd follow me from one side to the other, and I had to take her home! She was in with a bunch of other similar colored budgies, all looked alike with the sole exception some were yellow rather than white. But s/he was the only one with the blue-grey color, and the only one that seemed to watch me.
So any clue on genetics for him/her??? I'm thinking it's a she, but because I'm unsure of the mutation, and I get the feeling it's a sex linked one, I figured I'd ask the experts! the cere is slightly darker than the photos show, but not by much...
The grey on the belly is also in between the wings, like a dark grey with a hint of purple, which doesn't show too well
Could be a mauve recessive pied. But i'm not sure because i don't see any colours on the cheeks, could be something else.
Really good looking budgie though!!
Budgies are so addictiong! i totally understand why you brought her/him home!
Ah ok then....was wondering as to sex, as he still has a few baby bars kicking around, but they look different, like the patterning is backwards and the color is more brown than black. I tried to compare what I see to pics I have of Princess' babies and the difference was really noticable. Was wondering if maybe he had a mix of opaline or something in there. I know the pic does not show it very well at all!! I had figured on the recessive pied bit, but I'm not confident on my mutations!!!!
Beautiful new budgie. I'd say that he's probably over 4 months though. Because my Snowy who is the same mutation had bars clear up to his cere when I first brought him home. Like this pic is right after I got him.
And now his bars looks like yours. And I think I got him in May.
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