At what age can you determine if a budgie is a yellowface type 1 vs type 2~?
I realize they can continue to change with each molt, but if by about 7 months old the body color is still mostly blue instead of taking on a definate yellow/green hue is it safe to say the bird is a Type I~? Or do you have to wait until they are even older and molt again to know for sure~?
Type I's still have some yellow suffusing through the body though, right~? Like a little in the tail and wings perhaps~?
I'm just wondering if my Ducky is a Type I or II yellowface.... but he's only gone through his first molting.
His bodycolor is still mostly blue, but he is also opaline and i noticed his mantle is looking green.
His rump is yellow-green as well.
This picture was taken after i first brought him home... this is how he got his name~ His tail looks so much better now. Still a little stumpy, but MUCH improved.
(see above photo for new tail!)
Also, you mutations experts.... Ducky has a violet factor as well. I know that online colors are not "real-life" accurate, but based on these photos do you think that he has any dark factors~? In the pictures he looks most like a 1 dark factor cobalt, but he definately has at least one violet factor.... so does he appear to be skyblue or cobalt with a violet factor~? And it looks like just one violet factor, right~?
This photo was taken about a month ago... he was still camera shy~! Hehe... he looks totally freaked out, silly Ducky.
New photo... look how comfortable he is now~! And LOOK at those eyelashes and throat spots~!