Violet - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Budgie Breeding > Mutations and Genetics


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

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-23-2010, 10:24 PM
sftwrmrain's Avatar
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:sftwrmrain is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 18
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northwest Missouri
Posts: 144
Gallery: 15
Karma:
Points: 27
Rep Power: 10
sftwrmrain is on a distinguished road
Talking Violet



While photographing my skyblue normal female Bella today for another thread, I saw something I hadn't seen before - a violet splash of color near her collar. I know this is where violet tends to show up and identify itself, and know of no other mutation that does this. She LOOKS like a normal skyblue, but is she carrying the violet gene as well? I know it isn't technically "hidden" if she is, but sometimes difficult to identify in skyblues and mauves.

Attached are the photos in which I spotted the violet on her collar. Any guesses?


Attached Thumbnails
Violet-bella.jpg   Violet-tigerbella52310.jpg  

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Zeena's Avatar
Zeena (Zeena)
Veteran Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Zeena is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 18
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 7,174
Gallery: 5
Karma:
Points: 2255
Rep Power: 18
Zeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond reputeZeena has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Just a question, are these pictures taken with a flash?
The reason I ask is because it is hard to see violet when the pictures are taken with a flash. Usually the best way to photograph violets is in natural lighting.
  #3  
Old 05-23-2010, 11:52 PM
sftwrmrain's Avatar
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:sftwrmrain is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 18
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northwest Missouri
Posts: 144
Gallery: 15
Karma:
Points: 27
Rep Power: 10
sftwrmrain is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes they were taken with a flash. It seems the violet splotches that usually show up near the neck area in violets are more easily visible with flash. I have several birds with violet and while you can see the violet coloring without flash, with flash, to me it's a more definitive way to identify the gene.

I question violet in this bird because I have seen absolutely no violet with my naked eye while observing her, yet it has shown up here in the photo.

Here is a link to another photo of mine taken with flash that shows the violet gene:

https://talkbudgies.com/photoplog/index.php?n=5427

Having said that, I will take a photo of Bella tomorrow without flash, however, I seriously doubt there will be any indication of violet. As I mentioned, I didn't even consider her to carry violet until I saw this bit of violet near her collar area that became visible only because I did use flash.


Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 05-24-2010, 12:23 AM
Guthwulf's Avatar
Guthwulf (Dean)
Member of the Month
 
Profile:Guthwulf is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 50
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Breeder
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 1,767
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 632
Rep Power: 13
Guthwulf is a name known to allGuthwulf is a name known to allGuthwulf is a name known to allGuthwulf is a name known to allGuthwulf is a name known to allGuthwulf is a name known to all
Default

Nope. Shes about as sky blue as they come Maaany budgies have areas of darker colouring around the neck and the rump, cobalts are the biggest culprits for it but sky blues can do it too.
  #5  
Old 05-24-2010, 10:46 AM
sftwrmrain's Avatar
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:sftwrmrain is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 18
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northwest Missouri
Posts: 144
Gallery: 15
Karma:
Points: 27
Rep Power: 10
sftwrmrain is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guthwulf View Post
Nope. Shes about as sky blue as they come Maaany budgies have areas of darker colouring around the neck and the rump, cobalts are the biggest culprits for it but sky blues can do it too.
Yes, this is what I assumed was the deal, but it's good to hear confirmation. It would have been cool for her to have carried the violet, but I knew that chance was pretty far reaching based on having never seen any hint of violet with my naked eye.

Thanks for your input, both of you!

Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.