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

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Old 01-15-2016, 07:40 PM
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Hi all

I am still learning all the different shades of blue

I have a male, I cant figure out if he is a sky blue or cobalt.. but I think he is Cobalt.
His chest is lighter in color but his back is dark blue

Gárarnir mínir 5.11.2015 by Elma Ben, on Flickr
dark color on his back/rump but lighter blue on his chest.

Romeó by Elma Ben, on Flickr
he is in the back, you can see the difference here, sky blue bird in the front..

Romeó by Elma Ben, on Flickr
lighter blue color on his chest..

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Hi Elma!

Your budgie looks sky blue.
The budgie behind him in the second picture appears more cobalt.
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He's stunning! I would say he's sky violet, which can make him look cobalt sometimes and sky sometimes, depending on how the light hits his feathers and the violet factor reflects it. In the last picture, there looks like faint violet by his ears, that's usually a good indicator of violet factor
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I'm confused, which budgie are you asking about? I see a different one in each picture....
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its all the same bird!

he is the dom pied bird behind the rec pied sky blue in the front in the second picture.

but it makes more sense that he is a sky violet

so his little chick is then sky violet? the female to the right.

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they are stunning!!
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Lol, that makes sense now.

I agree he looks like he could be Sky Violet, though I am always a bit unsure as photos can change the shade so much from reality. The chick looks like a Cobalt to me, but may be Sky Violet instead...
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When I got him, he got me really confused and I think its because he is my only sky violet.

Here are so few dif colors.. and I am not used to see violet sky in person
only seen it in pics.

but I should know it, lol


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