What are their mutations & possible mating outcomes?
Hey guys! Well, though I'm a long-time and dedicated budgie owner, and normally breed a clutch or two yearly, I have never quite gotten the grasp of mutations and genetics. I guess the colours don't matter as much to me so I haven't put in all the effort to learn, I don't breed to sell and I don't really mind what my budgies look like, as long as they are healthy and happy.
Anyway, I've been getting more curious about mutations and genetics, and I'd at least like to know what my budgies are. I'm having real trouble working it out for myself, so I was wondering if anyone could help me out? I'll post pictures of all 15 of my birds, but I don't mind if you just tell me what one or two of them are, I don't expect you to spend ages working out and writing out all my budgies' mutations. Anything is appreciated.
I'll just place in the links to pictures the birds names, as some have multiple birds. There are 15 altogether:
Sky, Budgie, Nibbles, Tweety, Pebbles, Pocket, Pickles, Nippy, Bluebird, Bambam, Pete, 'the Twins' (they're VERY similar in appearance and would be the same mutation, I only have pics of one of them) and my show/English budgies Kendra and Doyle.
I'll post a lot of pictures so you can have further reference if you aren't sure. ;D I'll just give urls so it isn't too picture heavy. Thanks!
Also wondering about what mutations I can expect from offspring of Sky & Pete? It looks like they will be having a clutch soon. If it helps at all, I know that Sky's mother was an albino and I THINK her father was a grey of some kind. Also, she and Budgie are the parents of Nibbles, Tweety, Pebbles, Pocket and Pickles. Anyway, Sky and Pete will be in the first few pics so you can get an idea.
And guess what? This is the first time I have been able to post pictures of my budgies on here! My internet has never allowed me to upload pictures anywhere, but that's recently been fixed. Guess I'll have to post these in the pictures board too! ;D
Hi there. I'm no expert. If Tweety has red eyes, he is a lutino. If his eyes are a dark plum with no iris ring, he's a dark eyed clear. If he has dark eyes with an iris ring, he is a double factor spangle. Bluebird is opaline and cinnamon, and I think sky blue but I've learned with my own blue birds that sometimes it's hard to tell how dark their blue is in pics. Same thing with Nibbles. I'd guess cobalt clearwing, but may be a sky blue. On the other birds, I only have bits and pieces and just wouldn't feel right telling you tidbits. I'm sure someone will come along and fill you in properly soon.
sky - mauve spangle opaline dilute pete - grey normal greywing
from these two, if i am correct, you will get greys and maybe blues. spangles, normals and greywings and some a combination of these. depending on what other genes they aer split for you may also get opalines or dilutes.
budgie - olive spangle/opaline pebbles - mauve spangle opaline, but i am finding it tricky to pick the body colour tweety - olive double factor spangle nibbles - mauve... something! probably a very pale spangle but... pocket - olive spangle pickles - olive spangle opaline
twins - green double factor spangle Nippy - dark green normal bluebird - violet spangle opaline kendra - light green cinnamon dominant pied doyle - grey normal