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  1. Mutations and Genetics
    Not sure if anyone has brought it up before but whats up with the really light purple violet budgies?? Aren't violets a deep blue/purple so what mutation is the really light purple, lilac ish ones? From a google search these lilac birds seem to also be called violets? So is the light purple...
  2. Determining Gender
    Hi - I always wanted a parakeet but never had one. This guy caught my eye at the pet store and so I went for it. I know he's a male -- however I didn't know about aging birds before I bought him. I might have picked a younger one had I known some of the indicators, but, he's really great and...
  3. Mutations and Genetics
    Hey everyone! Welcome to this thread, this is my first post so go easy on me! Today I got my single budgie a companion, they already get along extremely well I'm so pleased! But what is he? The owner of the shop said he was a Lacewing. I understand that Lacewings are quite rare so I wanted to...
  4. Budgie Pictures
    Hey, I would like to introduce you my pair of budgies. The female : Bafli (Sep 2013 ) - Green color (Violet Sf I guess) The male : Dandu (July 2014) - Grey - yelow face?? Both together
  5. General Budgie Talk
    Hi, I'm having trouble naming my violet/lilac budgie. The general consensus is that she's a hen. I want a name that relates to her colour. I like unique names. So please send ideas. :)
  6. Mutations and Genetics
    For 4 weeks now I have tried to find out what colour mutation me budgie is. She has a spot on the back of her head that's blank, quite purple, and I am positive she's a cinnamon, as her markings are not black, but greyish-brown. I think she may be dominant pied? Thanks!
  7. Mutations and Genetics
    Hello experts in color mutations, Until today i thought i know a bit about the genes mutation but now i am totally confused again. 2 pied budgies are supposed to have most of the offspring to be pied, but only 1 of the babies got pied with all the markings. Nada the mom is around 2 years old...
  8. Mutations and Genetics
    I just got Pigwidgeon a few days ago, but he's already taking millet from a spray with me holding it with my very still hand. :D He is going through his first molt, and I think I can safely say that he is Yellowface II, not I! He is going to be so pretty! :p Before he turns green though, I'd...
  9. Mutations and Genetics
    Okay, so I've been looking about the internet trying to determine the mutations of my two Budgies. I believe I've got it cracked finally; I'd like some conformation though. I have two Budgies one female (Herb) and one male (Spice). I used this website -...
  10. Mutations and Genetics
    I'm pretty sure that this is a violet grey, just want to make sure. I saw this one at Petco and thought I would take a snapshot just for future reference. Any thoughts on this? The "violet grey" is on the right side, I'm not sure about the left one. Here it is again in the center. The one...
  11. Mutations and Genetics
    I was at Petco and I saw what I believe was a violet. But the confusing thing to me was that it had a cobalt rump. Here's the front and back. I think that it's a violet though. Any thoughts on this?
  12. Mutations and Genetics
    Hi genetics experts :D I have three birds that were confirmed thanks to Nev90 to be violet greys or grey violets (same thing). Since I know that both violet and grey are only colour adding factors, how can you know the base colour of a budgie that has both? I bred a violet grey recessive pied to...
  13. Mutations and Genetics
    I picked up this little beauty from my local pet store even though she was SOOOO tiny - typically not a bird I would choose. She was so pretty though that I was in love with her right away. In my study of genetics, I have determined her to be either a slate, a grey or a violet variety. My...
  14. Mutations and Genetics
    Well I got a new budgie named Luna. She looks opaline cobalt but where the white head feathers meet her cobalt body feathers she has violet feathers. Is she or isn't she violet?
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