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Old 03-07-2009, 06:06 PM
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Question Light eye color mutation

I am just wondering is there a gene that causes the light gray coloration of the iris. I think budgies with lighter eyes are beautiful. I have looked at my budgies eyes and some have medium gray eyes but none of them have the bright gray coloration. Is there a color mutation that this coloration of the iris comes with? I have seen pieds and lighter budgies with this eye color.

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Everything comes down to genetics but I haven't noticed that grey eyes go with any particular mutation
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Ok thanks for the info.
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I'm pretty sure that all budgies develop a lighter gray iris color with age. The iris goes from black to dark gray and continues to lighten over the years.
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