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Hi, here are pictures of a couple of my favourite budgies. Can anyone tell me what type they are. The yellow bird has black eyes, no iris ring. cheers


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Are these both your budgies?

The budgie in your first picture is a Dark Eyed Clear.

I'll take a guess on the one in your second picture but our mutations experts will be able to give you better information than I on that one.
I believe the second one is a Sky Blue Spangle Opaline.

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I agree with FaeryBee's mutation assessment. Your budgies are gorgeous!
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Hi, Thanks for all the information. I have been loitering for a little while reading various threads.
Yes the two birds are from my flock. the yellow budgie is a recent arrival I purchased. The blue bird is one of my babies from last year. He has a sister the same but olive green.
This is their parents, George and Mildred, Mildred, the mother is the blue bird.

I don't know what sort these are but I guess the cock is split with a blue bird to get the beautiful blue baby. cheers

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Yes; the green series cock bird must be split to blue to produce a blue chick.

Mother hen appears to be sky blue opaline.
Based on this photo (george_zpscrluognx.jpg Photo by strudwicke | Photobucket), cock bird appears to be grey-green opaline spangle. Either grey-dark green or grey-olive green (probably grey-dark green).

You stated the sister is olive green. A sky blue (zero dark factor) hen cannot produce an olive green (2 dark factors) chick, even if the father is olive green (2 dark factors). I speculate the sister is grey-green like her father, with the grey color-adding factor making the green appear to be darker.

Would you like to post a picture of sister so the mutations experts can chime in? I'm not an expert but I've studied mutations a bit.
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Hi again, this picture is from a couple of months ago and is the only one I have of her. Probably is grey green, I find it hard to sort the various green shades. cheers
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Indeed she is a grey green opaline budgie. From this photo you can see it by the colour on her main tail feathers, which are black instead of the normal dark blue colour seen on olive green budgies and other normal varieties.
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They are beautiful! I agree with the above posters with regards to their mutations. I look forward to seeing more of them!
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Hi there guys, what about the grey wing markings on the skyblue opaline hen?
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Hi there guys, what about the grey wing markings on the skyblue opaline hen?
They do seem rather faint, don't they? Perhaps skyblue opaline FBG? I'm not sure if the flash is washing it out or not.
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