Originally Posted by ParrotletsRock
So are his markings still considered normal then?? They are not the sharp black that the others are ... more of a dark charcoal. And your budgie is absolutely gorgeous... his marking edges also became sharper and more defined didn't they.
EDIT: Here is a pic of him beside his dad.... as you can see his markings are a softer almost smudged charcoal look compared to his Dad's darker black ones.
I think the difference in the markings between dad and son has a lot to do with Dad being Opaline and Blue Based where son is Green based
at least that's what I've noticed between blue and green based birds I think the yellow outline in the green based vs. the white outline in the blue based make them look different
but I only have 2 Green based birds and she's Opaline and the other is a Grey Green Spangle so not much to compare to So i do my comparing at bird fairs/pet shops lOL
I'll have to look through Tweety's pics I don't recall if his markings on his wings ever changed the biggest change other than color that I noticed as he grew up was the clear band on his belly got more prominent or maybe that was just me it just doesn't seem as much of the blue runs into the clear band now that he's an adult vs. when he was a baby
and thank you He's my Buddy He's not tame but he comes to the cage front and chatters to me all the time and when he hears his name being called he gets all excited- I think he knows he's my favorite even though I tried not to have a favorite
but he was my very 1st bird ever so it was going to happen lol
I've already made it a point that I made sure to make perfectly clear no matter what Tweety goes no where, no matter if the doctor tells me "You have to get rid of every bird you own" or I hit rock bottom and can't have them any more Tweety Goes no where! and I have 1 cockatiel that will go no where he's been through enough hell He'll finish his life right here oh and of course Billy the Quaker stays LOL