I am new to budgies and have been reading up a storm. My background is biology and veterinary studies...so I do understand genetics.
My question: Through all the reading albino is a blue bird lacking typical coloration that could be masking blue/grey, lutino is a green bird lacking the typical coloration masking possible. Both incidents could carry a YF.
Dealing only with the ones with red eye pigment.
I read where several have gotten a young white [seemingly albino] and as they molt out they take on a yellow hue [creamino], I think they are stunning
So where is this seemingly albino getting the yellow factor? Is it a separate gene, a mutation of them carrying a YF factor?
It alters all the reading I have done and understood on albino vs lutino.
On a second note I have a recessive blue pied opaline male and a blue YF opaline female......am I correct in stating that even if one of these two birds had a green parent, the chicks from these two could not be green.
There are so many genetic options I want to be clear on all that I have read.
Thank you all this is a great forum!