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Question stumped on unusual markings

k so w/ the help of a friend i figured out the budgie i got bout a month ago is the new "misty" mutation but we r still stumped on his unusual markings. can any1 help us out? thx!
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I'm sure some of our mutations experts will be along soon to discuss your budgie's mutation with you.
I'll simply say she's beautiful!

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Welcome to the forums!

From the photos you have posted, your new feathery friend looks very much like a dark green normal budgie to me.
I don't exactly know what you mean by "misty", but he doesn't look cinnamon (or "unusual") to me.
The little fellow currently has the baby plumage and once he goes through the first moult, the overall body colour and markings will be more vibrant and richer in colour.
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I think your budgie looks a little unusual, but I ma not seeing the paler than usual body colour of a misty. Unless you bought it from someone breeding them i doubt it would be one. The wing markings make it seem that your bird has more and smaller feathers than usual, giving a very busy look to the markings. It also looks to have long flights and tail feathers. It may just be baby feathering that will alter to a more normal look once it has moulted, but it would be great if you could show us more pictures in a month or two!
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The photos were taken after a mist shower/bath because the feathers are clearly wet.
The plumage looks completely normal to me, even for a budgie with wet feathers.
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The photos were taken after a mist shower/bath because the feathers are clearly wet.
The plumage looks completely normal to me, even for a budgie with wet feathers.
I thought the feathers were overall darker than usual - maybe because they are wet?
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This is mild French moult

Healthy diet and calcium supplement can sometimes works in mild cases
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I thought the feathers were overall darker than usual - maybe because they are wet?
It's a given that wet feathers have a darker appearance and I was taking that in account in my previous posts.
The budgie in question hasn't yet gone through the first moult, so the overall body feathers and even markings have a duller colour. This will change after the first moult. I have seen this countless times with my chicks (normal dark greens included).

I'm not seeing signs of French moult on the young budgie, it genuinely only looks like wet feathers to me.
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