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Old 10-11-2017, 05:21 PM
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Dr. Donna formerly Hodor....I've had her since the second to last week in May of this year which would mean she had to be at least month old then and therefore has to be at least 6 months old now if not older. I don't know the exact hatch date because I got her from a store. She still has no iris rings not even faint ones....my question is...shouldn't she have them by now?

if not when should she definitely start getting them if she is going to?

What might this mean for which mutation she is? Could it also mean she is a he?

The picture is from a post I made here in July...the cere has a slightly more blue twinge on the lower part now than it did then, but it is still sort of pale and pinkish. I don't have a more recent pic because she didn't want to cooperate today or any other day really lol, but really she pretty much looks the the same now as in this picture. What do you guys think?

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Old 10-11-2017, 08:10 PM
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Dr. Donna looks to be a recessive pied, so she will not develop iris rings. Iris rings typically show up when the budgie is around a year old
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I have wondered about this also. My budgies do not have iris rings either. I have 6 of the american type and none of them are pied. All are 3 years or older. Is this a cause for concern. They seem healthy.
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Thanks! Googled recessive pied and Yeah I think that's definitely what she is...Yea! I'm kinda of excited that she's gonna have those adorable big baby looking eyes forever! 😍
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I love the big baby chocolate button eyes of recessive pieds! If I ever get another budgie....
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Recessive pied will keep the dark eyes, and the males will keep the immature cere color. It's hard to tell by that pic the true color of the cere, but from the pic looks female to me. My recessive pied males also had a little white around the nostrils like Dr. Donna, but with pink.

Even my current two normals Mink and Chip have the cute dark eyes at 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 years old. It means there is recessive pied in their genetic background.
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I think she's female too. I think she acts more female than male anyway. It's almost as hard to tell the true color of the cere in person too. It's kinda like it looks more blueish pinkish one day and more whiteish blueish the next. I guess I'll have to wait and see which way it goes. I snapped this pic today, because she looked like she was smiling next to her new toy. It's not good for indicating anything probably because it's not clear or in very good light...she's just cute in it lol.

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That's a great pic of Dr. Donna . Definitely a girl.
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It is a great picture. It does look like she is happy about her new toy. So adorable! :-)

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Dr. Donna is most assuredly a female and I love her "recessive pied" eyes!

The latest picture you posted of her is priceless.
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