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Old 01-13-2017, 09:27 PM
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All of your chicks seem to be dominant pied like their father.
Your two oldest are likely spangle too and your youngest will have normal markings. At this point, it's not possible to tell their colours, only that they are white based (blue series chicks).
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Is it possible Dad is a violet grey like Anzu? Cause the tail feathers of the one baby look black, and the colored ones appear to match the grey of the Anzu and Houdini's clutch.
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That middle chick does look grey doesn't it! First question is if the parents were separated from the other budgies for at least 2 weeks before the eggs were laid?
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That middle chick does look grey doesn't it! First question is if the parents were separated from the other budgies for at least 2 weeks before the eggs were laid?
Yes! No doubts about who the parents are
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Hmm, then lets see how they feather up.
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2 of these guys are definitely dominant pied like dad; one in dad's color, one in mum's without the violet factor. They are also both spangle?

That third one, I'm not sure about! He's not fully feathered yet, but he looks like he has color over the front of his body without the definitive break in it that dad and the other two chicks have. He's got a pied patch on his head though....and what's up with those white flight feathers?!
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The chicks are stunning! I love the dark grey ones, but the blue one is lovely, too.
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