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Thread Description:My budgie seems to have a unique color combination, who can tell me what it is?

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:30 PM
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Question What genes does this budgie have?

Ok, I just bought a new budgie yesterday. I named him Buster. I knew he had a special color but when I looked closer today he had more "special" then I thought. I was just looking at this article on the internet.

https://www.budgie-info.com/budgie-body-colors.html

And I saw that my budgie didn't exactly match these colors/genes. I'm still a noob with budgie genes and color combos, so I was hoping someone could help identify him for me. He looks mostly faded gray with what looks like cobalt-mauve blue to me. Possibly a hint of skyblue too. But that's not all. He has a few faint yellow feathers on top of his head and to my big suprise violet colored cheek patches!

I'm going to post photos as soon as I can. Photobucket is being a little pain in the rear at the moment.

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Old 06-11-2010, 03:09 AM
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if he looks like a blotchy blueish grey then he is probably a mauve. a mauve would have violet cheek patches rather than the bluey grey of a grey bird.

if he has yellow on his head he is likely a yellow face too.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:27 AM
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if he looks like a blotchy blueish grey then he is probably a mauve. a mauve would have violet cheek patches rather than the bluey grey of a grey bird.

if he has yellow on his head he is likely a yellow face too.
I was thinking mauve too
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Sorry it took so long for the pics. Photobucket.com decided to be a good boy today.

Anyway here they are, some may be a little blurry but just go with it. LOL



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Old 06-12-2010, 01:35 AM
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hi there,

he is a greywing, which dilutes the body colour so it will look a bit different from on a normal anyway. i think he is a greywing skyblue, though it looks a little bit like it may have violet in there.... it is really ahrd to tell violet in photos though.

if he has yellow feathers on his head he is probably and yellow face type 1 too.

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awww she is adorable
I also see a bit of violet in there Tonic, especially the cheeck patches.
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the page you were looking at is only for body colour, which is the colour of his chest and belly... his wing colour is controlled by his variety - greywing.
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you have a female darl
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It is likely the diluting combination of opaline and greywing acting on the cobalt that are producing this colour + the violet 'tinge'. Cobalts often have violet flushing around the neck but this does not indicate violet - 'hidden' or otherwise.

Both opaline and greywing are dilutive, which explains the lovely light pastel shade to what would normally be a nice cobalt colour. If it was sky blue I imagine it would be much paler.
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Yes it is a hen.
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