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I'm still pretty clueless when it comes to mutations!

What kind of budgie is my cute lil' Roscoe?

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I agree. I think the way to look at it is the clear flight feathers which is indicative that you have a clearflighted pied. While the color mutation is sky blue.

You can refer to the undermentioned links to read about your budgie mutation.

http://cutelittlebirdiesaviary.weebly.com/budgie-mutation-and-color-guide.html#clearflightpied

Just remove the spacings when you copy and paste into a separate tab on your browser.

Hope it helps. There are different budgie mutations there if you like to know about the others.
 

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I don't know about mutations but Roscoe is gorgeous :love:
 

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Thanks y'all! Honestly though, the pictures don't do him justice! The feathers on his breast are kind of iridescent, and when his wings are grown out they are just gorgeous.
Also, the spot on the back of his head was in the shape of a heart when I first got him, I wish I had gotten a picture of it before it changed!
 

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I agree that he is a sky blue :) Is it just the lighting or does he have some faint pied markings under his right wing? If so he is probably a sf dominant pied rather than clearflight :)
 

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Are pied markings the white spots he has in the blue area? If so then yes, he has a few of those, but they seem small and spread apart.
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Wow! I can't even see the markings! Tobilou, Lindsey is remarkable!
But why is it a SF and not DF? Can someone explain that, please?
 

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Clearflight Pied Skyblue in my opinion...however it could be a non-banded Dominant Pied instead. The colour looks a little pale around the corner of the belly.
 

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Are pied markings the white spots he has in the blue area? If so then yes, he has a few of those, but they seem small and spread apart.
Thanks for all the help!
Yes the pied markings are the areas that are white instead of blue :) Dominant pied budgies normally have a band of white pied markings across their lower belly area: http://cutelittlebirdiesaviary.weebly.com/help-to-identify-single-factor-dominant-pied-budgies.html

Clearflight pieds normally have a clear chest and belly, or a small amount of pied spots near the top of their chest: http://cutelittlebirdiesaviary.weebly.com/help-to-identify-clearflight-pied-budgies.html

Wow! I can't even see the markings! Tobilou, Lindsey is remarkable!
But why is it a SF and not DF? Can someone explain that, please?
Aww thanks Dries! :) Generally speaking, the percentage of pied markings is usually the easiest way to telling a sf dominant pied from a df. Here are some examples of both:

Single factor dominant pied:
http://cutelittlebirdiesaviary.weebly.com/help-to-identify-single-factor-dominant-pied-budgies.html

Double factor dominant pied:
http://cutelittlebirdiesaviary.weebly.com/help-to-identify-double-factor-dominant-pied-budgies.html
 

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Wow!!! Have you check out the birds in the above mentioned links!! Those clearflight are amazing.
Still, after looking at those pics I still can't see that it is a dom pied, not that it looks like CFP either. I'm totally lost!
 

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Wow!!! Have you check out the birds in the above mentioned links!! Those clearflight are amazing.
Still, after looking at those pics I still can't see that it is a dom pied, not that it looks like CFP either. I'm totally lost!
Yeah I'm still confused, but I appreciate the expertise!
Well the thing is that it could technically be either one with markings like that :) If the pied markings were higher up on the chest I would say clearflight, but with the small amount of pied lower on the belly I lean toward dominant pied rather than clearflight personally :) Sometimes breeding and seeing what the outcome is with the chicks is the only way to be sure.
 
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