About 1 year old…
Thank you! Their names are Mr. Blue and Sunshine. I wasn’t sure about the sex of the yellow one, hence the generic name. My only concern is that the blue one constantly paces in front of the other. A lot of chattering from both. The yellow one seems to get annoyed, he lightly shivers his wings and wags his tail and pecks at the blue one. But if I separate them they call for each other. I’ve rescued them and have only had them for two weeks. They are sweet, they will eat millet out of my hand every morning but won’t perch on my finger yet. I am working on it. I have provided them with lots of toys and a bird bath. They are not interested in any of it yet. They just spend the whole day with the blue pacing in front of the yellow and the yellow ignoring him.Hi there and welcome to the forums!
Your boys are very handsome. What are their names? I do see that the yellow bird has irises and dark plum eyes. He's a lacewing, a rare mutation of budgie caused by incomplete dominance between the cinnamon and lutino genes, as wcmburke mentioned above.
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Thank you!Two handsome guys.
Thank you, I tried to get good pics in natural light. When I first brought them home I thought the yellow bird had red eyes. I took the pics with the bird facing a sunny window and me with my back to the window.Assuming his eyes are black and irised, as the photos indicate, he's a Double Factor Spangle. He also displays what we call 'suffusion'--some of the spangle markings and head barring are bleeding through. A 'normal' double factor spangle would be solid yellow (for a green bird) or solid white (for a blue bird).
However, if the photos and lighting do not portray an accurate picture of what you see in life--if his eyes are red or plum and not irised--he'd be a Lacewing, a combination of Lutino and Cinnamon.
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