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Old 07-26-2010, 06:40 PM
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I have two budgies id'd as YF2 on TB. One is a greywing with a very bright face, and the other is younger and has a very pale yellow face. Will the pale yellow get brighter with a moult? Or is there a single and double factor involved?

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if they are both yf2 then the young ones yellow will darken and spread as he ages, but it could also be a df and sf thing too.... not very helpful...
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No, you have been very helpful. I am really hoping that her face will darken, as the yellow doesn't show up well now. She's only 4 mos.old and just started to show her first pin feathers on her head.
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Some YF budgies are brighter then others. What do their parents look like? That should give you a good indication of what they are going to look like. You should keep some sort of photo journal to so you can remember the difference.
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I got one from a pet store and the younger from a bird store. No idea what the parents look like unfortunately.
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The male is very pretty! Sorry that is no help
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Thanks Zeena, he is the reigning beauty of the flock.
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