I just got 2 new budgies. Should be a male and a female, around 6 months old. I pretty quickly identified the female as a spangle violet cobalt - and gosh, I actually managed to take a picture where you can see she's violet! So I'll just share that ^^:
Her real color is a lighter shade of purple than the toy in front of her - I actually think the picture is pretty close.
The boy is mostly light yellow, with a few patches of the wave pattern on his head and neck and a patch of color on his lower back. So I thought he was a heavily pied green. Until I realized the patch of color on his lower back is actually sea blue! And then I also noticed that his yellow color is more intense on his face than on his body.
So I had to start thinking again. I've never owned neither pied nor yellow face budgies, but my current guess is along the lined of Df Dominant Pied/Recessive Pied Sf Yellow Face II/Goldenface Cobalt/Sky Blue.
He doesn't have much of an iris ring but I think I do see a bit of one, so the lack of it could be either his age or his mutation. His cere is pink but again - age or mutation? I do believe it would have begun changing to blue by now if it wasn't the mutation though.. I guess I'm confused about the lack of markings on his wings and color on his belly, as what I read about recessive pied says they usually have those.
So, time for some pictures of the subject:
Can anyone tell me what he is? And if I'm wrong about his girlfriend, feel free to tell me that as well.
I'm really looking forward to seeing some babies from these two ^^ I was really excited that he proved to be blue and yellow face (he really is, right?) as I have been dreaming about violet yellowface and violet pied babies for a while now and even if I'll have to wait a year to breed them, it's awesome that this opportunity just dumped down in front of me