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Mutations and Genetics Learn about budgie genetics and the wide variety of mutations.

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Question Is it too early to tell the mutations of the babies?

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One chick is a normal blue - not sure of the shade but could be sky blue

The second chick is either a lutino or an albino. It will be a female
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One chick is a normal blue - not sure of the shade but could be sky blue

The second chick is either a lutino or an albino. It will be a female
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What about the Hen's mutation?

Looking at the parents, what makes the small chick to be lutino or albino?

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Budgies do not "take after" their parents on terms of appearance in most cases. Depending on both of the parents mutation, a mix of them can create a completely new mutation.
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What about the Hen's mutation?

Looking at the parents, what makes the small chick to be lutino or albino?
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The hen is an opaline dilute green.

The ino gene that has caused the chick to be albino or lutino will have come from the father because ino is a sex-linked mutation. Either the father's mother or one of his paternal ancestor must have been an albino or lutino.

Albino is a blue series ino & lutino is a green series ino. The chick could be either because it's father is blue series & it's mother is green series
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If either of the fathers parents were Ino the males would be split to ino
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The hen is an opaline dilute green.

The ino gene that has caused the chick to be albino or lutino will have come from the father because ino is a sex-linked mutation. Either the father's mother or one of his paternal ancestor must have been an albino or lutino.

Albino is a blue series ino & lutino is a green series ino. The chick could be either because it's father is blue series & it's mother is green series
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If either of the fathers parents were Ino the males would be split to ino
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If either of the fathers parents were Ino the males would be split to ino
Only half of the male chicks from this pair will be split for ino. Unfortunately you can't tell which of the male chicks have inherited the ino gene until they have chicks of their own
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Your babies are cute!

It looks like the hen plucked the chicks' down. Do you breeding experts agree, and if so, should Budgiebud do something to prevent it, and/or should Budgiebud not breed this hen again?
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