I was just wondering if a budgie, in its first molt, can change shades? Or even have different markings or markings in new places, but not in the old?
I guess that would be like a gray horse. They are genetically the color they are born, but gray over time. hmmm... interesting.Yep. I had a golden face cobalt that would "bleed" yellow further down his body each year during each molt. He turned green. Thank goodness all my birds are banded. I did not believe it was the same bird until I looked up his band number in the breeding records. The bird was genetically "blue" but looked green. Yellow + bue = green. I always kept him prd up with a cobalt hen - 100% blue chicks.