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Old 07-09-2017, 08:08 PM
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Hello,

I believe that one of these little ones is a male light green? greywing. The other is a female (I hope), but having issues identifying her mutation. I adopted her from a breeder that told me she was an ino, and her clutch was very obviously full of red eyed chicks. However, she does not have red eyes. She has no color patches on her at all, and whereas she looks white in these pictures, it some lighting (like right in front of a window) her feathers appear to have a yellow sheen. Definitely not a strong color, but with the light shining through her feathers that's what I saw.



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Old 07-10-2017, 05:35 PM
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Were the pictures taken with flash?

Both budgies appear to be female.
The green budgie has a very light cere with white around the nares and the white budge has a very pale cere as well in the photos posted.
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Nope, no flash, but they were directly in front of a window, so lots of natural light! I was really hoping the greywing was male, as I have a female greywing and would like to breed for more, but she's so cute I would have gotten her anyways
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That is 2 very handsome ladies
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Any ideas on mutations?
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I would say light green greywing and sky blue DF spangle or dark eyed clear. Time will tell for that one -- it's true she has no markings at all, right?
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I would say light green greywing and sky blue DF spangle or dark eyed clear. Time will tell for that one -- it's true she has no markings at all, right?
I've checked her over pretty carefully, I see absolutely no color patches on her. But I have a yellow hen that's the same and I'm pretty certain the other is a double factor spangle; I would have thought the same of this one if I didn't know of her clutchmates.
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Well, she's definitely not Ino, so I think that she's definitely a DF spangle. This is possible if one of the parents was masking spangle under the Ino visual and the other parent was split for Ino and was visually spangle. This would allow for many possible ino chicks as well as the possibility for some DF spangles
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