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Mutations and Genetics Learn about budgie genetics and the wide variety of mutations.

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One of my boys I thought was an albino. But today looking closely at him I can see marks on his wings...I dont recall seeing these before..maybe I am just learning more what to look for. I have two new pictures that I hope you can see what I am meaning. And his eye isnt as red as it was a month ago. All this reading and mutations is making me look at my birds alot closer. Also on him it looks as if he has a very very light blue to him. I am hoping these show up in the pictures. What do you all think?



in the 2nd picture he looks to have a yellowish hue


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Old 01-08-2016, 02:52 PM
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You do get albinos with faint markings and blue suffusion.

Do you have any better pictures? Including pictures of the tail and face.
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I might be wrong as I'm awful with mutations, but isn't a true albino red eyed and that's how you can tell for certain?
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I will try to get more pics....he doesnt like his picture taken very well. When I got him his eyes were red..but they have been changing to a darker color....that is what has confused me. I thought they would be red also.



do these help at all? He was getting mad at me I think



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For a more accurate guess at colour mutation as well as gender for purposes, we always ask for photos taken in natural light and with no flash from the camera. Because proper lighting on a photo matters in terms of correctly identifying the bird's true colours.

Albino budgies have a rich and deep red colour on their eyes, there is no mistaking it when actually seeing it for real. Dark-eyed clear budgies will have solid black eyes. There is no in between eye colour. You can compare the eye colour between your budgies.
I know that at times it's difficult to capture the red eyes on a photo.
Fully white budgies are more prone to have their feathers slightly more soiled, so the yellowish tone is very normal on them.

From the photos I'd say you have an albino which happens to have more pronounced markings depending on the lighting on his feathers.

I will be moving this thread to the Mutations and Genetics section.
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Could it be the lighting? In the first one I can't see his eyes well. The last two look like he has red eyes. I'm pretty sure he's an albino.
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I will try tomorrow to get better pictures.....at times his eyes look totally red then at other times they look dark.
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I agree with Aluz, he does appear to be albino, even though he has markings. As mentioned, occasionally markings do appear on poorly marked albinos, and since his eyes are dark red I think it's certain he is truly an albino
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