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I came across this budgie in a group on Facebook, and I never saw anything like this.

What is this mutation called?

 

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I would love to see the front of this bird. Looks like a dom pied Spangle - or maybe Opaline, but not sure about that. It's quite a lovely bird.
 

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Opaline spangle.I believe some opaline spangles have no dark markings,just body colour feathers bordered with base colour.
 

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Most of my spangles have that thumb print of colour on the back of their heads also. I have always wondered if that is the way they are supposed to be or not???
 

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I think Rashu means the blue slightly coloured spot on his head, correct me if I'm wrong :) Its a GORGEOUS birdie :)
Haha yes, exactly....and I remembered that it's a white based bird so if it were pied, then that patch would have been white, not blue. lol

Sorry.
 

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Hi Rashu,

Just wanted to confirm that this bird is an Opaline Spangle blue-series bird (you're correct with the whitespot "thumb-print" that would have applied for a "dominant pied")....

...but also to emphasise that Spangle birds do have such a body coloured "patch" to the back/top of head!...it's quite normal as the below Opaline Spangle YF bird of mine indicates...this same "black-barring"-type spot as baby resulted in his name "Black-cap"!

"Black-cap" as baby:
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...and him as adult...quite nice change in colour once grown!
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Enjoy the birds!
Jacodk
 
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