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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

Your wee boy is adorable! Nugget is a very cute name :)

Do you have any photos taken in natural light, especially of his wings? I'm really intrigued by his very dark wing patterns and wanted to look a little closer 馃槄

Meanwhile you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices, if you have any questions after browsing the forums feel free to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around! 馃憢
 

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A few more pics of Nugget
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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

Your wee boy is adorable! Nugget is a very cute name :)

Do you have any photos taken in natural light, especially of his wings? I'm really intrigued by his very dark wing patterns and wanted to look a little closer 馃槄

Meanwhile you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices, if you have any questions after browsing the forums feel free to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around! 馃憢

yes thanks, added more pics of nugget

after some curiosity I went into a deep dive into budgie variations, anthracite and opaline. now I believe he could have descended from anthracite but probably not. (slightly believe this due to how dark his wings are)
 

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Hi, Welcome to Talk Budgies!

The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being

Locating an Avian Veterinarian

Nugget is an extremely beautiful budgie! 馃挏馃挏馃挏
I will be very interested in what mutation @StarlingWings determines him to be.

I would recommend you remove the wooden dowel perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.

Pressure Sores
Bumblefoot
The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:
Essentials for a Great Cage

A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies
The Truth about GRIT

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Additionally, please be sure to read the thread "Posting on the Forums" which is linked below.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
(Stickies are threads 鈥渟tuck鈥 at the top of each forum sub-section)
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.


SITE GUIDELINES
Posting on the Forums
Let's Talk Budgies!
FAQ
Articles
Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
Avian First Aid
Quarantine - Is it Really that Important?
Quarantine Your Birds
A Heartfelt Plea to All Members
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
Cage sizes.
Essentials to a Great Cage
Dangers to Pet Birds
Resource Directory

Nice to have you with us. If you have questions after reading everything, please let us know.
 

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He's precious :)

The photos still aren't the best but I can tell his mutation is opaline. He is extremely heavily marked so I would say he has high melanin in his markings which make them so bold. As he is at least half English, judging by his stature, cheek patches, and fuzzy feathers, this also makes his markings blend together a little more which gives him such a striking look.

He appears to be a pale violet in person, correct? (The lighting changes the appearance of his coloring somewhat). I'd say he is a cobalt single factor violet opaline budgie :) Opaline dilutes the body feathers up to 20%, so it would make him look paler than normal.

Handsome boy! Hope to see more of the wee one.
 

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Hi, Welcome to Talk Budgies!

The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being

Locating an Avian Veterinarian

Nugget is an extremely beautiful budgie! 馃挏馃挏馃挏
I will be very interested in what mutation @StarlingWings determines him to be.

I would recommend you remove the wooden dowel perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.

Pressure Sores
Bumblefoot
The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:
Essentials for a Great Cage

A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies
The Truth about GRIT

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Additionally, please be sure to read the thread "Posting on the Forums" which is linked below.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
(Stickies are threads 鈥渟tuck鈥 at the top of each forum sub-section)
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.


SITE GUIDELINES
Posting on the Forums
Let's Talk Budgies!
FAQ
Articles
Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
Avian First Aid
Quarantine - Is it Really that Important?
Quarantine Your Birds
A Heartfelt Plea to All Members
Tips For Discouraging Breeding
Before You Ever Consider Breeding Your Budgies
Guidance for Breeding Advice Threads
Cage sizes.
Essentials to a Great Cage
Dangers to Pet Birds
Resource Directory

Nice to have you with us. If you have questions after reading everything, please let us know.
Yes , I believe to have stated that I removed the mirror . Also in one of the pictures you can see I replaced dowel perches with ones mimicking the style and gradient of a branch
 
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