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christy877 10-25-2011 10:46 PM

Is my White budgie an Albino or just a White budgie breed
 
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He is about 5 months old. Ive been told he is female by some and male by the shop owner when he was 7 weeks.

Please help

pinksand 10-25-2011 10:51 PM

She's an albino. Her red eyes are a good indicator.

CuteLittleBirdies 10-25-2011 11:12 PM

It happens a lot that well meaning pet shop owners aren't used to sexing young budgies and try to help potential owners pick out a baby, and it turns out that they are female when the owners were old male. Very young females have a light blue cere most of the time so it's easy to get confused.

There are 3 types of budgies that are all white. Since your little girl has red eyes she is an albino as was said before :) the other 2 types are dark eyed clear(all white or yellow with black eyes and no iris) and double factor spangle (all white or yellow with black eyes and iris rings) :)

You little girl is very cute! I am sure you will enjoy her :)

christy877 10-25-2011 11:30 PM

Thanks,

Nice to know its a she and she is an albino. Im not sure because her eyes could be just red because of the camera flash? im not sure. Either way I know shes a girl now...so if I do get a mate later on down the track, it will be male:-)

CuteLittleBirdies 10-25-2011 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by christy877 (Post 912111)
Thanks,

Nice to know its a she and she is an albino. Im not sure because her eyes could be just red because of the camera flash? im not sure. Either way I know shes a girl now...so if I do get a mate later on down the track, it will be male:-)

Her eyes are red because they lack pigment ;) The same gene that removes the pigment from her feathers does the same thing to her eyes, making them look red especially with a flash since it reflects in them more. If you put her beside a black eyed budgie you would be able to see the difference more even without the flash :)


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