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Finally found a wonderful feathered friend and curious to its gender before I pick a name. Also I was doing some research and think it’s a yellow face 2 and an opaline baby. Curious to see if I got any of that right. Thank you and excited to be joining the budgie world.
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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

Your new little guy is absolutely adorable! He is indeed a sky blue opaline yellowface type II budgie :D He's the exact same mutation as my little girl ;)

It's great to have you with us and you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" to ensure you're up to date on everything, and if you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Hope to see you around :) This sounds weird, but looking at your little guy the first name that came to mind was "Beemo" 😆

Best wishes :D
 

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OMG! Your baby budgie boy is adorably precious!
Just look at those amazing eyelashes. I'm smitten with him.

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

Your new little guy is absolutely adorable! He is indeed a sky blue opaline yellowface type II budgie :D He's the exact same mutation as my little girl ;)

It's great to have you with us and you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" to ensure you're up to date on everything, and if you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Hope to see you around :) This sounds weird, but looking at your little guy the first name that came to mind was "Beemo" 😆

Best wishes :D
Thank you for your comments and name suggestion. Once his colors come in more, he will probably look identical to yours! The "committee" decided to name him Monet due to his pastel coloring.

Thank you for the information. We're looking forward to this guy being with us for a long time!
That being said, since I understand opaline variants to be male recessive, we are happy to confirm that he is a boy to help plan for what he needs. (y)
 

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Thank you for the information. We're looking forward to this guy being with us for a long time!
That being said, since I understand opaline variants to be male recessive, we are happy to confirm that he is a boy to help plan for what he needs. (y)
Opaline is sex-linked so it's not necessarily "male-recessive", it just needs to be expressed on ALL "X" chromosomes in order to show as a visual phenotype. Since females have one "X" chromosome (birds are actually ZW but XY is easier to use, lol), they only need one copy of the gene to express it. Males, with two, need two copies of the opaline gene to express it. So it doesn't follow traditional inheritance rules ;) However, this doesn't mean that opaline males are less common than opaline females :D
 
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