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So, trust me when I say, I really have been trying to figure out the genetic mutations, but there are just so many lol. So I was hoping one of you nice genetic experts could help me figure out: 1: what the mutations are called of my two lovelies, and 2: possibilities for offspring? I appreciate any input you have! Wishing and hoping for a rainbow budgie baby but I'm almost certain I do not have the right mutations in the parents for that to happen.

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The hen looks to be a Opaline Cinnamon Grey Green and the **** bird an Opaline Greywing Sky Blue.
 

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It looks to me like you have an opaline grey wing light green hen and a sky blue grey wing ****. The color mutation for a rainbow is clearwing opaline yellow face type two blue series. You wont get any rainbow chicks I'm sorry.

Your birds will produce
100%grey wing
100% light green unless you hen is carrying blue, then you will get some skyblues some lightgreens.
0% chicks will show opaline but the male chicks will carry it.
And is you birds are carrying any other genes they might show up.
 

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The hen is an opaline greywing grey green, The colour of the cheek patches show that she is grey green and not just green. Her wing markings look brownish like a cinnamon but cinnamons usually have blue tail feathers

The **** is a greywing sky blue (not old enough to breed)

If the hen is not split for blue and the **** in not split for opaline you would get:
50% greywing green & 50% greywing grey green

If the hen is split for blue you could expect
25% each of greywing blue, greywing grey, greywing green & greywing grey green

The opaline will only show in the chicks if the **** bird is split for opaline but all the males will be split for opaline
 

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Sweet, thanks everyone :) And no worries, not going to be breeding them yet, have to wait for the little man to grow up some more :)
 
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