Well, apologies for just up and asking rather than finding out myself but I've been trying to get my head around budgie genetics (just the possible phenotypes for now, ouch), which naturally has lead to me puzzling over my birds but only one is really confusing me. Backstory:
Knowing nought about budgie colours, nor being particularly fussed, I thought three different
colours would be prudent, and I was rather taken by the grey, so took a grey baby and her blue brother (to go with my green boy).
But looking at young Harrison, she really does look a very washed out, grey-purple. And she seems to be getting purple-er. She's no violet for certain but I can't see her growing up into the deep grey colour I've seen on adult budgies!
Reading this on violet factor gives the impression a white budgie with grey factor wouldn't show any violet if she had any, but leaves room for doubt. :confused:
Originally Posted by ****************
Violet factor is a color-adding factor. However, it is not as strong as the grey factor. If a budgie has a violet factor, you may or may not know it. True violet only shows up on cobalt budgies (white-based budgies with one dark factor) or, if double factor, on sky blue budgies(white-based budgies with no dark factor).
All I can tell is she's cinnamon. And probably female.
Help? (Colour does not
show up in the pictures correctly at all, but worth a crack