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Ive been trying to figure out what kind of mutation my budgie is the markings on the wings are light grey but as for the stripes on the back (between the wings) and on the head some of them are blue (including on the head) and the others are grey/black

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A Skyblue Dilute, may also be Clearflight Pied, I can see a white patch on the back of his head and he may have clear flight feathers.
 

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I thought it looked like a sky blue dominant pied greywing. Greywings are naturally diluted and the clear patch on the back of the head is consistent with dominant pieds. (Not sure if recessives can have a patch or not, but I don't think so.)
 

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Recessives also have the patch.
 

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You don't really see a patch on a recessive pied because there is so much clear color anyway. You can get a clue that a normal bird is split for recessive pied if it has a little clear patch.
 

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Just to make things even more confusing, I just read on one site http://www.budgerigars.co.uk/specialist/pieds/tom.html that it is the dominant pied male who has the bluish and/or fleshy pink cere. I have a male that I was told is recessive pied because of this, but he has a very visible clear patch on his head and a clear band accross his stomache with colour above and below. Very contradictory information. I would guess a breed standard book would have to be consulted.



He has a blue and pink cere. He must also be yellow faced since the yellow is now much deeper and the blue patches are less blue.
 

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Ive been trying to figure out what kind of mutation my budgie is the markings on the wings are light grey but as for the stripes on the back (between the wings) and on the head some of them are blue (including on the head) and the others are grey/black
He is a greywing sky blue. The greywing gene dilutes the body colour. The blue showing on his back is called opalescence. The clear patch on his head indicates that he is split for recessive pied.
 

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Just looking at this post again think i didnt see all the posts, didnt remember all the confusion over the mutation i guess it really is hard to figure out, thanks for all the help
 

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I guessed sky blue greywing split for recessive pied. I can't believe I guessed the same mutation identified by Nev the expert. Maybe there's hope for me. :p

S/he's a real cutie! :D
 

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It amazes me how you guys rattle off these mutations! :D
 
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