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Because he's a bit bigger/fatter than my all Americans. He also has a slightly larger forehead I think. Take a look.







Here's him with one of my Americans, Juliet.






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He looks full American :) Budgies will vary in size even within each type. My females are all bigger than my males and my two boys Smore and BonBon are both bigger than their father Fuji, who is actually the smallest in the flock and they're all full Americans.

He is quite handsome though :loveeyes:
 

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He looks full American :) Budgies will vary in size even within each type. My females are all bigger than my males and my two boys Smore and BonBon are both bigger than their father Fuji, who is actually the smallest in the flock and they're all full Americans.

He is quite handsome though :loveeyes:
Oh ok thanks! What is the difference between American/English crosses and full Americans though?
 

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Oh ok thanks! What is the difference between American/English crosses and full Americans though?
American/English crosses means that one of the budgie's parents was an English budgie and the other was the standard American type. Full Americans are budgies whose parents are both American type budgies :)

Another way of saying English/American cross that is often used on here is "Half English". Many breeders who breed English budgies do not consider crosses as "real" Englishes because they are mixed :)
 

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American/English crosses means that one of the budgie's parents was an English budgie and the other was the standard American type. Full Americans are budgies whose parents are both American type budgies :)

Another way of saying English/American cross that is often used on here is "Half English". Many breeders who breed English budgies do not consider crosses as "real" Englishes because they are mixed :)
Well what I meant was what is the difference in appearance. X) But that's good information too!
 

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Well what I meant was what is the difference in appearance. X) But that's good information too!
In American/English crosses, most (note not all) will possess features of English budgies, large size difference, large head feathers, heavy markings in cheek patches (where applicable) etc. In full American budgies, they will look like the standard American type :)

A rule of thumb I usually follow is if you have to think twice about whether a budgie is English or overly look for signs that suggest he/she has some English in him/her, he/she is most likely not English :p
 

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In American/English crosses, most (note not all) will possess features of English budgies, large size difference, large head feathers, heavy markings in cheek patches (where applicable) etc. In full American budgies, they will look like the standard American type :)

A rule of thumb I usually follow is if you have to think twice about whether a budgie is English or overly look for signs that suggest he/she has some English in him/her, he/she is most likely not English :p
Oh ok thanks!
 

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Our american english crosses look very american, just a little bigger and they tend to be calmer in temperament. They didn't have really fluffy heads or large spots. I wouldn't be surprised if Romeo had some english in him. He may not be a 50/50 cross though.

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Here is a bird that is a cross between an English and American. You will see that his head is a little bigger than a normal American. You can also see that the eyes are different.
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