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Hi guys I have a question about 2 of my budgies.

I brought 2 budgies from the same place and and they are really similar, same size & mutation the only difference is their colouring. Because of this i have always just assumed they are sisters but as i have been learning more about the budgies genetics now i'm not so sure.

I was just wondering if i was right in thinking that a sky blue cinnamon and a mauve cinnamon could not have come from the same clutch or is it possible?

They are both girls so it's not like i could breed them together so it's not vital i find out i just know it's gonna be one of those things that is will bug me unless i ask lol

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I'm not too great with genetics, but based on some quick research and what I already know about basic genetics, I say yes. It would be possible for them to be from the same clutch.
Here is the link to the thread with which I came to the conclusion: http://talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=60390 You have to scroll down a little ways until you get to the dark factor squares, and it's the square in the middle. There is a DD (double dark factor which would be mauve) and a dd (skyblue) possibilities in the same clutch. :)
 

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Thanks Tiffanie

I did look at those squares on that post but am kind of embarrassed to say i have not quite got the hang of them yet:eek:

I just had to ask once it was in my head or i was gonna go crazy thinking about it lol

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Yes, it's possible for a sky blue (no dark factors "dd") and a mauve (2 dark factors "DD") to come from the same set of parents ... but only if both parents are cobalt (1 dark factor "Dd").

Dd x Dd = 25% DD + 25% Dd + 25% Dd + 25% dd.

Dark factors: http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#darkfactor
Punnet squares: http://www.***************/gen_darkfactor.html

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I'm not too great with genetics, but based on some quick research and what I already know about basic genetics, I say yes. It would be possible for them to be from the same clutch.
Here is the link to the thread with which I came to the conclusion: http://talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=60390 You have to scroll down a little ways until you get to the dark factor squares, and it's the square in the middle. There is a DD (double dark factor which would be mauve) and a dd (skyblue) possibilities in the same clutch. :)
Doh! Sorry I missed SoFried's post. She nailed the answer! :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks everyone and sorry for the completely random question but i was driving myself crazy wondering about it, and i am still trying to figure out all those punnet squares so hopefully there won't be to many more questions as lame as that LOL:)
 

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Thanks everyone and sorry for the completely random question but i was driving myself crazy wondering about it, and i am still trying to figure out all those punnet squares so hopefully there won't be to many more questions as lame as that LOL:)
Your question was not "lame" and we are happy to educate you. :)

Quite frankly, I love gender and mutation questions because they help me to practice. I always know an expert :bowdown: will come along and confirm or correct me. :D

I suggest you study several punnet squares from the Budgieplace Colors & Mutations website until you understand what the authors are doing. Select a mutation, then click on the genetics link, then study the punnet squares ... after consuming a strong cup of coffee. :ranger: ;)
 
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