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

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Old 08-11-2019, 09:24 AM
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I drove a 4 hour round trip to pick this girl up.

She's totally amazing, hand raised and super spoiled. I'm a little stumped on some of her mutations...

Grey Green, spangle (obviously). Her wing markings are really light, but her cheek spots seem to be cinnamon. I hope her colours will come out a little more once she moults and grows in her flight feathers again. Do I see opaline as well??

Unfortunatly, the breeder gave her a really harsh wing clip before I got there. (She had full wings in the pictures that she sent me), and now she can't fly, poor baby.






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Old 08-11-2019, 09:55 AM
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Peanut is beautiful!!

(What is wrong with these breeders--why on earth would anyone give such a harsh wing clip! )
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What a gorgeous girl! Congratulations, Michelle I don't see opaline but cinnamon is definitely in the realm of possibilities. She's pretty dark for a cinnamon body colour wise, but she could just be in the darker range of cinnamon dilution.

I can't wait to see more of her
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Beautiful girl, I love that second picture.
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Thanks guys! I'll be posting more pics for sure. She's such a sweatheart and even though she can't fly, she still manages to find a way to get to be for scritches.
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I'll be looking forward to seeing more of little Peanut!
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beautiful budgie! I'm shocked the breeder would clip her wings without consulting you first since you are the one buying her.
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Peanut is beautiful Michelle!

I think a lot of breeders clip because they’re paranoid the new owner will accidentally let them fly away, and they know small birds can still fly with a moderate clip .
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Thanks guys!

I do clip my babies wings before they go to new homes, but I only clip two to three feathers. It's just enough to slow them down a bit so they don't injure themselves if they run into a window or mirror in their new unfamiliar home.

This poor girl doesn't have any flight feathers left, and I have to be really careful she doesn't try to take off and drop like a potato to the ground and hurt herself. Most people think that clipping will prevent injury, but if done wrong (like this one) it can cause injury too.
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Very cute and sweet.

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