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I have a light green male budgie, I think he may be dominant pied(sorry, my photobucket account is not working so I can't get photos up, he is definatley not recessive pied because his cere is blue and definatley not normal) and he has blue feet. I was wondering if all males have blue/grey feet or only some? Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where else to put it.:S
 

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Does your bird have iris rings? If so he isn't a recessive pied. Pieds usually have lighter pink feet. But without a photo it is hard to tell.

Here is a short explanation of the difference between the two.

Dominant pied
The clear feathers can just be the birds flight feather and can go all the way up to the birds shoulder. The markings on the wings are solid black. The birds belly should have a clear patch, the patch can be small or it can take up most of the belly. Dominant pied budgies always have iris rings.
http://www.***************/v_dominantpied2.jpg
http://www.***************/v_dominantpied7.jpg

Recessive pied
Their wing pattern usually covers most of the wing. The markings on the wings aren't solid black they are dusty grey. Recessive pieds have a body color spot on the bottom of their belly. Recessive pieds don't have iris rings.
http://www.***************/v_recessivepied2.jpg
http://www.***************/v_recessivepied3.jpg
 

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Does your bird have iris rings? If so he isn't a recessive pied. Pieds usually have lighter pink feet. But without a photo it is hard to tell.

Here is a short explanation of the difference between the two.

Dominant pied
The clear feathers can just be the birds flight feather and can go all the way up to the birds shoulder. The markings on the wings are solid black. The birds belly should have a clear patch, the patch can be small or it can take up most of the belly. Dominant pied budgies always have iris rings.
http://www.***************/v_dominantpied2.jpg
http://www.***************/v_dominantpied7.jpg

Recessive pied
Their wing pattern usually covers most of the wing. The markings on the wings aren't solid black they are dusty grey. Recessive pieds have a body color spot on the bottom of their belly. Recessive pieds don't have iris rings.
http://www.***************/v_recessivepied2.jpg
http://www.***************/v_recessivepied3.jpg
That is very interesting so does that mean it can't be recessive pied if the marks on the back are black? Like this one.
 

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I have a light green male budgie, I think he may be dominant pied(sorry, my photobucket account is not working so I can't get photos up, he is definatley not recessive pied because his cere is blue and definatley not normal) and he has blue feet. I was wondering if all males have blue/grey feet or only some? Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where else to put it.:S
If your bird is pied and he has a blue cere he must be a dominant pied or a clearflight pied. Feet colors usually go with their mutation and not according to their sex. Most dominant pieds, spangles and normals will have greyish feet, some are darker than others and some look blueish. Cinnamons and inos usually have pink feet. Recessive pieds usually have light colored feet. Often a bird with 2 dark factors will have darker feet than a bird with no dark factor.
 

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Budgies are complicated :nuts:
 

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Thank you everyone. He is definatley not recessive pied because he has iris rings. He is not opaline because there is no body colour in his wings. I don't think he is dominant pied because there isn't a patch on his tummy feathers, so maybe spangle?
 
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