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Old 08-18-2011, 06:06 PM
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Question Please confirm/correct mutation of new budgie

Here are a few pictures, in natural daylight, of one of the 3 budgies I recently adopted from my local county animal shelter. I think he's an opaline dominant pied grey-green and possibly also greywing(?). I think the reason he hasn't developed iris rings yet is he's young. What do the experts say? Thanks!
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I would say Opaline, Greywing, Grey-green, Dominant pied. I'm not an expert, but I am learning, so this is good practice. The only thing I am unsure of is the grey-green. He is absolutely lovely.
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Thank you! He has a great personality, too.
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Do I see Spangle in there as well?
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Do I see Spangle in there as well?
I was actually thinking that at first, but I don't see the thin black lines, so I don't think so.
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Thank you! He has a great personality, too.
That's the most important part!
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That's the most important part!
I agree!
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Do I see Spangle in there as well?
Hmmm. You make a great point. Spangle may explain the absence of any black markings. Let's see what others say ...
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Hmmm. You make a great point. Spangle may explain the absence of any black markings. Let's see what others say ...
These are green spangles.
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I don't think he's a spangle.
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The bird is also Opaline which also affects the markings, opaline spangles do not have the classic black markings.
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Oh! I didn't know that! I am REALLY new to this, so I'm not too experienced in mutations yet. I have an opaline, but she isn't spangle so I didn't know about that.
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