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I know Mickey's mutation but...is he an English Budgie or what? :p Sorry for the stupid question :eek:

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Thanks :D:D:D
 

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he might be a crose or pure. if he has a band you can track the breeder and ask them
 

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J he is neither English or American he is Australian , someone i know not who decided that your birds would be called American, i can breed budgies like yours but does that make them American ? Every pair of budgies paired up to breed carry a gene that is trying to breed a small wild type Australian budgie , this is why we have budgies of all shapes and sizes :)

This question always makes me wonder , if i moved my birds to Wales would my budgies then be Welsh ? :) [

He is a nice big bird
 

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J he is neither English or American he is Australian , someone i know not who decided that your birds would be called American, i can breed budgies like yours but does that make them American ? Every pair of budgies paired up to breed carry a gene that is trying to breed a small wild type Australian budgie , this is why we have budgies of all shapes and sizes :)

This question always makes me wonder , if i moved my birds to Wales would my budgies then be Welsh ? :) [

He is a nice big bird /COLOR]


Thanks Barrie :) Just remembered, I live in Australia! :p
I wouldn't classify him as big really, when we got him he was the tiniest of them all! And even know...he still seems smaller ;)
 

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Budgies are all Australian

Just because a budgie is a bit bigger than the average it does not necessarily mean that some of his ancestors were bred in England. Large size budgies can be bred anywhere it is just a matter of always breeding from the largest birds and culling the small ones. This happened a lot in England during the two world wars. Because of the shortage of seed any birds that were not up to standard were quickly culled.
 

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Budgies are all Australian

Just because a budgie is a bit bigger than the average it does not necessarily mean that some of his ancestors were bred in England. Large size budgies can be bred anywhere it is just a matter of always breeding from the largest birds and culling the small ones. This happened a lot in England during the two world wars. Because of the shortage of seed any birds that were not up to standard were quickly culled.
Thanks for the help :) I know Budgie's originate from Australia :D
 
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