Thank you for your answer!
Rest assured I am taking this very seriously. My plan is to research this for the next year before I would even consider it. I plan to add a female or two but house them seperate from boys and hand tame them. We have a bit of experience with Tiki, our 2 year old boy but I still have MUCH to learn. With the new additions (we only have added Tundra so far) I am going to make sure that Tundra and new additions are eating healthfully, tame with good personalitities, robust and at least 1 year + before i would consider breeding. I also need to learn so so much. I will not go into breeding without the proper reading
I am asking about his colors now, as I decide to add a girl or two, as I'd like to know what colors would even come through.
I am thinking about all white with black eyes
All yellow with black eyes
Or just another one similar to him
True rainbow color
With the all white or all yellow, are these dominant colors? What percentage of babies could pop out all yellow or all white? I tried looking at these charts: Budgie Pairing Expectations - Cute Little Birdies Aviary
Would it be 50/50 roughly or would his dominant swallow up theirs all yellow or all white genes?
Furthermore, for all yellow/ all white: is this dominant? Or recessive? I did bio in collage and if i know what i'm dealing with more I could better understand. Still so much to learn!
At anyrate, I still wasn't sure what the outcome would be. As I said, I am trying to plan colors way ahead of time as i plan to have a small intimate number of these guys (I.e no more than 4 - 6) so I want to make sure I get the appropriate colors.
Thanks so much and I'm glad you checked in to make sure I was researching before hand
Also, I know this is a dumb question possibly - but what is pied? Is it any parakeet that is two toned? Can it be yellow/ green or blue white? Any two toned colors = pied?
So I was researching a bit about his mutation and came across this:
"The pied patch that is generally only on the back of the head with a sf dominant pied usually extends down and/or around the head, across the ear and cheeks on one or both sides on a df dominant pied."
Does that mean he's DF instead of SF as his white patch goes around his neck on one side?
Help To Identify Double Factor Dominant Pied Budgies - Cute Little Birdies Aviary