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Hi there,

I was hoping that some of the experts could give me an idea of what mutation my newest budgie Chiquita is. Here are a few pictures of her. Thank you in advance.
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Its always a bit tricky when you get genetically mish-mashed birds with dilute varieties in the mix, but it looks to be a light greygreen opaline greywing. Possibly a dilute instead of greywing, but i havent the time i need to look over the picture properly :)
 

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Its always a bit tricky when you get genetically mish-mashed birds with dilute varieties in the mix, but it looks to be a light greygreen opaline greywing. Possibly a dilute instead of greywing, but i havent the time i need to look over the picture properly :)
How can you tell the difference between greywing and dilute? If I had to choose, I would say her wings are slightly more grey than cinnamon.

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How can you tell the difference between greywing and dilute? If I had to choose, I would say her wings are slightly more grey than cinnamon.

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The difference between greywing and dilute is strictly down to the level of dilution. Greywings can have a dilution of body colour up to 50%, whereas dilutes have all colour diluted up to around 90%.

On second look im not so sure about greygreen and the dilution looks quite even and more than 50% so it could very well be a light green opaline dilute.
 

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She is not both cinnamon and dilute because the cinnamon dilutes the body colour and if both mutations were present she would be much paler. She is opaline and I think greywing. The greywing gene also dilutes the body colour. But she could be an opaline dilute that is darker than most dilutes
 
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