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Old 11-16-2016, 10:12 PM
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I saw this beautiful budgie at my local Petco, and she really caught my eye because she was a bit unusual. No, I didn't want to take her home , I'm maxed out with the 5 birds already! Gray body color, gray back with no markings. I love the clear unmarked wings. I figure opaline is in there? Could this be greywing opaline? I'm not too sure about the less common color mutations, so I love learning from those who know their mutations . She kind of looks mauve in the pic, but I thought she looked more gray in person. I'm not so sure she's in perfect health either.


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She's beautiful, Julie!

I'm sure our experts will be by soon to weigh in on this little darling's mutation.
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She is stunning!

Yes, you're correct

I would say that she is a grey opaline full body greywing budgie
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Thanks Star. I see, I forgot about 'full body' greywing . Isn't that what rainbow budgies have as well? Full body greywing opaline?

Oh gosh... Now I want her. I could name her Dove.. after all, I already have Robin and Raven named after bird species . No.... I will be strong! No more big box pet store budgies, I don't have any more room, and she actually didn't look like she was feeling 100% .
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Yes indeed Fullbody greywing or clearwing with opaline, sky blue, and yellowface/goldenface makes a rainbow

Poor little one, I agree she didn't look to be feeling too well.
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She doesn't look to be feeling her best, but wow!! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Julie!
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