I hope these photos do justice...i paired what i thought were a normal sky blue and normal light green budgie...but little fledgling is so dark, i’m Wondering if this means that the baby either:
1.inherited a dark factor from mom, meaning he’s now olive, and she’s actually a cobalt, or
2: one of the parents is actually masking grey or violet, making the baby grey green or green violet, as opposed to olive.
The parents look to be a light green normal and a cobalt normal (though she may also be violet). The chick looks like a dark green, having received a dark factor from Mum. The other option is that it is a violet light green, but it looks like a dark green to me.
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Your budgies are adorable! We have lots of useful information within the Stickies posts and the Articles. Take a look through it to familiarize yourself with Talk Budgies. You’ll also find answers to a lot of frequently asked questions by reading the material. If you still have questions though, we’re here for you. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about your budgies .
You've come to the best place to learn even more about budgies! I agree with Toni regarding mutation.
FaeryBee has provided some excellent resources above, so be sure to read through them. They include the forum's many stickies and articles to ensure that you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices.
If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!
I look forward to hearing/seeing more of your little ones!
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic