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Mutations and Genetics Learn about budgie genetics and the wide variety of mutations.

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Here's my four new birds.

If anyone can help with mutations I'd be very grateful.

Sherbert is the yellow and Stella the grey.



Sophie is he violet and Kiwi is the green.



Also suspect that Kiwi has a bit of the defective 'feather duster' gene in her.


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I’d say that Sherbert is a dark green DF dominant pied (or alternatively recessive pied), with Stella being a grey (or mauve?) greywing with either DF goldenface or DF yellowface II. Sophie looks to be a violet opaline spangle with clearflight pied (however the lighting makes it difficult to determine the number of dark factors), and Kiwi is an olive green opaline.

I’m no expert on the helicopter/feather duster mutation, but it’s definitely possible. :\
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It's also possible that Kiwi's colouring may be due to violet factors rather than dark. But that's about it~
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