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

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:54 PM
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Faith and Suede produced 2 gorgeous babies. One of which is a violet and will be going several hours way to a town outside of DC. The other one I have decided to keep.

Suede is a skyblue violet, I'm guessing, and Faith is a double factor dominant pied.


Here are the babies.

Chick 1. Double Factor Dominant Pied Opaline. The question is, why is she a grey? Grey factor is dominant over Green or Blue, so how they produce a grey?





Chick 2. skyblue violet






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Old 08-18-2011, 09:59 PM
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I don't know about mutations and won't even begin to guess.

I love the pictures you posted, the babies are adorable!
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The chick is an opaline dominant pied dilute violet female

Faith must be a single factor dominant pied because a double factor would produce all dominant pied chicks
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Thanks nev. She has no hint of blue/violet at all. Would diluting make her that grey? So that means Suede is split for dilute? What do you think his color is?
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Thanks nev. She has no hint of blue/violet at all. Would diluting make her that grey? So that means Suede is split for dilute? What do you think his color is?
Suede looks like a normal cobalt in the photo but from the look of the chicks he must be a cobalt violet.

Both birds must be split for dilute and Suede must be split for opaline
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Awww what cute little babies So fluffy and vunrable
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Beautiful babies. I love violet and that first chick is something special - love the combinations of mutations. Dilute makes the colour fade; the same with opaline - if I'm not mistaken now. NEV?
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I was going to say mauve, but that's because I never considered dilute violet. Very pretty though!
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