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Old 12-10-2012, 08:48 AM
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Ok everyone. Hubby and I have had our eyes on a particular english budgie boy, and I just loved the spots on his head! I learned that this is called flecking, but why is it so frowned upon for budgies? Does it indicate any problems? I personally thought it was a beautiful mutation. Just wondering if anyone has anything to say about it that may know a lot more than I.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:07 PM
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Flecking doesn't indicate any abnormalities in the birds health at all. It is just a pattern that show quality budgies are disqualified for in shows.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:47 PM
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i think flecking in budgies are georgous!! they have some really cool patterns on their heads, if he looks healthy go for it!
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Hi Sarah...If this bird is for a pet then no concerns at all.I fit it is for breeding stock to breed show types than no.Breed a fault get a fault ,if not first generation then in the second if you use those chicks.

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