Thanks Nev here is the back of the piedType 2 yellow face clearwing sky blue
Yellow face opaline mauve. The yellow face is probably type 2 but can't tell for sure until after the moult
Type 2 yellow face dominant pied grey hen but need a back view to see if there is anything else
Cobalt is only a bit darker than sky blue. A mauve is a very dark blue .Are you sure she's mauve and not cobalt? Just curious.
Colours often look different in different photos or on different computers.Are you sure she's mauve and not cobalt? Just curious.
I agree with both the above statementsPrettybird, your second bird looks to me like a sky blue and your third bird looks to me like a cobalt. (All three birds are gorgeous, by the way!)
I'm convinced my pictured Mr. Blue is sky blue and three of the four pictured babies are cobalt. Right?
Both parents have a dark factor, the **** is a dark green opaline clearflight pied, and the hen is a albino/cobalt greywing (and I have yet to figure out where these dominant pieds are coming from as the hen has no history of dom. pied in her lineage, and the **** can't be split for it and it's not visual on him...) anyway, back to my point. Ive been going off the colors chart, and the pair has never produced any single factor chicks, they've all been darker. The darkish **** in question isn't alive anymore so I can't try to get any better pictures of him.The sky blue **** whose pic I posted above is the father of the four babies -- including the three YF cobalts -- whose pic I posted above (http://talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=33077). He also fathered another YF cobalt with another hen (http://talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=33121). Thus, my sky blue male produces dark-factored chicks, too.
Ok, this isn't really getting anywhere. Maybe the color chart is wrong (thats the only thing I can think of as to why we're getting different opinions on the matter.) anyway, Im just going to go ahead and say he's a cobalt and not a mauve.A bird with no dark factor can be the parent of a chick with one dark factor provided that the other patent has at least one dark factor