Haha join the clubOh well. I was wrong
I have some opalines with just a few markings markings like these. I like them better than the ones with a lot of markings.
Haha join the club
Nev and Tonic, why do you think the mom and babies have the strange wing markings where the black is only in a small space on the middle of the wing? Just poorly marked?
I have never seen one like that... I am sure its unlikely in this case, but is it possible for a bird to be saddleback and opaline?
I agree they are beautiful Thanks for answering that for me NevI have some opalines with just a few markings markings like these. I like them better than the ones with a lot of markings.
A bird can be both opaline & saddleback
The male has some kind of grey colour in the wings, yes. When I was doing the crossings and getting the genotypes, I assumed that he was a fullbody-greywing. Only that could explain the possible clearwing or greywing mutation of Fava.i do not see saddleback. they have grey markings on the top part of the wings, no body colour on the wings, and do not have the white stripe on the last flight feathers like opalines.
the male is a cobalt split for opaline, but his wings look grey rather than black... is that right or just the photo?
the hen is an opaline but i am not sure of the shade, probably dark green though she looks a bit olive.
as far as the young chick goes, i can't tell from the photo what shade of green it is, but it is opaline and some form of dilute variety. once it is older we should be able to tell which variety and that will tell us more about the parents.
Full-body greywings are split for greywing and split for clearwing.The **** is normal cobalt
The hen is opaline dark green
1st chick opaline light green
2nd chick opaline greywing light green
The **** must be split for opaline & both birds must be split for greywing
Please, ask as many questions as you want: this is a forum.
I agree they are beautiful Thanks for answering that for me Nev
I will stop asking questions on someone elses thread now! lol
Thanks for the advice.Sorry to go off topic, but please remove the plastic perches and replace them with natural perches. Its not good for the budgies feet and can easily cause Bumblefoot
If the chick's dilute, then dad can't be full-body geywing. Yes, his markings are darker than those of the full-body greywing mutation.if the dad has grey markings then he could well be a full bodied greywing (which is the prescence of both greywing and clearwing rather than being split for both...) though the markings look very dark in the photo.
the chick does not look like a clearwing or full bodied greywing to me, it seems a bit diluted in body colour and cheek patch colour. so the hen must be split for greywing or dilute.