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Old 08-11-2010, 02:58 PM
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Question This hen's mutation?

Hi,
This is a hen I took home today.Can anyone tell me her age and mutation?Think she's very young and that her mutation is YF2 dominant pied opaline sky-blue.The yellow is faint and hard to see in the pics but it's on her face,wings and tail.My doubt is about opaline.She does have a bit of blue colour on her wings but the black bars on the back of her neck make me think she isn't.Also she is smaller and slimmer than my other 2 budgies.Does she have to still grow to her adult size and shape?Will the yellow spread to her chest giving her that foam-green colour?
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:32 PM
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what a beauty !!
your correct ... YF2 opaline skyblue dom. pied around 3-4 months old
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Very pretty!
But get her out of that cage!
I see rust on the cage, she can get poisoning.
Do you have another cage?
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this cage is temporary.I'll get a new one tomorrow.
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what a beauty !!
your correct ... YF2 opaline skyblue dom. pied around 3-4 months old
Agreed Beautiful bird, congratulations.
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Gorgeous little girl, do you have a name for her yet?
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She is extremely pretty!
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She's lovely!
Glad to hear you're getting a new cage.
Good luck in your choice.
There are guidelines on cage size in a sticky in Budgie Housing.
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Gorgeous little girl, do you have a name for her yet?
not yet.My niece and nephews still have to decide!
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So gorgeous! Congrats! Any idea on cages yet?? I love cage shopping Oh, should switch to wooden perches also, as plastic ones can cause damage to their lil feet!

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