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hi,

i currently have two beautiful baby budgies that are 3.5 weeks old...

i was wondering if a white budgie with black flecks is common? the mother is pure yellow and the father is green, yellow, aqua.. the other baby is starting to get colours like its father but the other one is just mainly white with little bits of black!

i am in awe at how these little bundles of joy are growing and i am SO excited to watch them venture out into the world... : ) :budge::):):p:D
 

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More baby budgie cuteness!? Pictures please!! :giggle:
ok... here are some photo's ... the mother is Sunny and the father is Hank... the little black & white baby is Glenny and the aqua baby is Nicky : )

Also any tips on cleaning the nesting box (sorry this is my first lot of baby budgies - i'm still learning)

cheers xxxx
 

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It sounds like you have a pied chick. I'm guessing that both parents are split for recessive pied. But I can't be sure until we see photos.
i'm researching about the different types of budgies - the more i learn about them the more interested i become... lol

i hope you enjoy the photo's of the babies and mum and dad : )
 

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I've seen another member's budgie that is white with black flecks and it is gorgeous! :love: Pictures please!!
i've posted some photo's but they are not the best quality... but believe me, the babies are gorgeous...lol ... i hope you enjoy looking at them : ) :budgie:
 

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Both parents are very pretty, but the daddy is especially gorgeous!

And yes, that is normal for a baby to have white feathers with black flecks. She will most likely turn out to be recessive pied.
awww thank you!!! Hank is a lovely bird - he LOVES swimming and being sprayed with water.

i've only just discovered budgies and i LOVE them!!! i could watch them all day..lol...

the little babies are starting to walk around the breeding box and stick their heads out... so so cute :p:)
 

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I'm no mutations expert but I'll venture some educated guesses ...

If the hen lacks iris rings, then she's a dark-eyed clear, which is a combination of recessive pied and clearflight pied. http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#darkeyed. This would explain why the younger chick (white with black specks on wings) is a recessive pied and would indicate the dad is split for recessive pied. (Recessive pied chick must inherit one recessive pied gene from each parent.)

Your budgie family is gorgeous! I love the pic of dad keeping watch.

You can scrape out the poop using a spoon when the hen leaves the nestbox.
 

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I like your budgies!!!! The dad is very handsome and the chicks are so cute. Thanks for sharing the pics
 

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Is it the camera or lighting, because I am seeing yellow in the head tail and wing ends? Still beautiful in any case.
 

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Your hen looks like a double factor spangle. She appears to have a dark beak which means she is unlikely to be a dark eyed clear.
If she is a double factor spangle the chicks will be spangle as well as any other mutations they show. The black & white chick could be a spangle recessive pied if both parents are split for recessive pied
The **** bird looks like a rainbow (Yellow face opaline clearwing)
 

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Nicky (baby in 2nd photo, with "aqua" description) do appear to be (given fluffy dark down feathers) opaline....

...which (given her mom can't "hide" the opaline gene - else it would have been visual)...means this gene comes from the dad!...(remember Nev noting it's a "rainbow", that includes the opaline gene in its mix!)....

I'm guess she (Nicky) is an opaline spangle...agree with Nev, on mom being DF spangle (don't see any red eyes - then mom could have been a Ino - and being green series, actually called "Lutino")...

..this will explain the "white & dark spotted" brother of Nicky...which I think could just be "spangle"...unlikely pied (recessive)...as such gene needs to be in both parents as noted before...

Are there any other pictures of the dad...to confirm whether any "pied" exists visually?...

...it could however be split(/pied) i.e. "hidden visually"..I guess more chick needs to be bred unless the brother confirm this fact...

Enjoy your birds...they look wonderful!
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I'm no mutations expert but I'll venture some educated guesses ...

If the hen lacks iris rings, then she's a dark-eyed clear, which is a combination of recessive pied and clearflight pied. http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#darkeyed. This would explain why the younger chick (white with black specks on wings) is a recessive pied and would indicate the dad is split for recessive pied. (Recessive pied chick must inherit one recessive pied gene from each parent.)
Your hen looks like a double factor spangle. She appears to have a dark beak which means she is unlikely to be a dark eyed clear.
If she is a double factor spangle the chicks will be spangle as well as any other mutations they show. The black & white chick could be a spangle recessive pied if both parents are split for recessive pied
The **** bird looks like a rainbow (Yellow face opaline clearwing)
...agree with Nev, on mom being DF spangle (don't see any red eyes - then mom could have been a Ino - and being green series, actually called "Lutino")...
According to the Budgie Mutations website http://www.***************/colorsguide.html, an all-yellow budgie can be:

1. Double factor spangle (black eyes with iris rings): http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#spangle

2. Dark eyed clear (black eyes without iris rings): http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#darkeyed

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3. Lutino (red eyes with iris rings): http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#ino

The photo of the hen did not clearly show her eyes. Since the hen's eyes looked black to me, I opined she was dark eyed clear (black without iris rings) ... which would have explained the RP chick. (I knew df spangle was the other possibility but didn't mention it because I was confident the experts would come along.) Nev (who's a mutations expert) opined she's df spangle (possibly split to RP) due to dark beak; if so, the hen has black eyes with iris rings. If the hen had red eyes, the conclusion would have been simpler: lutino. :)
 

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The father is so handsome! Love the bold colors on him! Beautiful babies :) Is the mom feeding them or are they being handfed?
 

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I also have no idea about mutations, but i am sure you got there a very cute baby! i loved the photos, the parents are also gorgeous!
 
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