I love rainbow budgies! I saw my first one in person about a week ago. At first I didn't know what it was. It was this gray budgie that had both gray and green speckled feathers going down it's breast. I was like woa! Then I just now remembered the term "rainbow budgie" and Googled it. Finding a lot of budgies like the one I saw in Google images.
So are "rainbow budgies" an actual mutation? Or just a term?
And how rare are they? I'd like to get one.
If I remember correctly a rainbow isn't a mutation on its own, but a combination of a few mutations. A rainbow is actually a yellowface (mutant 2)(or Goldenface) Opaline Whitewing Blues. They are lovely birds.
Breeding "Rainbows" in pet-type and later in "show-type" budgies is my ultimate aim (not that's it's easy with lack of "proper clearwing" genetics across the world; except Australia of course!)...and sofar the TB forum has helped me extremely well understanding the mix of genetics needed (as mentioned above) to achieve this "composite genetic budgie"..