The Budgerigar once called the undulated parakeet was only available in the one colour combination of green, yellow and black.
Now we have vibrant colours, pattern combinations and varieties that have transformed the wild budgerigar into budgerigars of outstanding beauty, they are easy to manage, will breed in most conditions and make wonderful pets.
The Budgerigar has been known by several names which include the Undulated Parakeet, Grass Parakeet and Zebra Parrot. The name Budgerigar means “good food”, the Australian aboriginal translation for good was “boodgeree” and the end part “gai”meant food or to eat.
These birds were introduced to England in 1840 By John Gould an English ornithhologist and today’s English budgerigars originated from these first imports.
This is the easy part because we have only two colours in budgerigars,green ones and blue ones.
This is true as they are refered to as blues series or green series birds.
Start removing,seperating or adding the two colours blue and green and this allows other colours to appear.
All budgies fall into one of two basic varieties. Either they have a yellow pigment or they lack a yellow pigment base and are therefore white based.Normally this is easy to tell because the base colour is visible in the mask and between the head and wing markings.(Except the yellow faces).