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Hi All,

Wanted to say Hi and Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there. I recently bought a pair of parakeets and just trying to figure out their mutations. I found out my yellow is a recessive pied, possibly a female, but any guesses on my white baby? The shop where I got them from had just got these babies in, so I know they are very young.

Anyway, I'm not new to birds, I keep and raise Gouldian Finches and had parakeets over the years, it's been a while though. I'm just reading up on all the colors and mutations and I find it so interesting.

Thanks for any help

I just love them already :)

Rena
 

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Awee, they are so cutee! They are young indeed!
I'm not good with mutations but I'm sure someone who is experienced will come along and give you that information:)
 

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Aren't they :) They puff their head feathers up a lot, makes them look so cute. The white one reminds me of a cotton ball, lol ! I bought the yellow first and then went back for the another. Sigh.. Couldn't resist.
 

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Your new budgies are just adorable!! My guess is that the white one is a male, but I am no pro at sexing budgies - even though it is over a year since I got my first one, the learning curve is a long one when it comes to these wonderful little creatures. Happy Mother's Day to you too, from a granny in Canada.
 

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Welcome to the flock !
The mutations are...

sky blue Double factor ( DF ) dominant pied ( looks to be male )

and the green is

light green recessive pied (female)
 

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Thank you all!! I would be very happy if the white is a male. When I got the yellow, I went by blue cere boy info. Then started researching the mutations and found the pieds are the opposite, with the pink/purples cere being the males. I picked the white because of his very pink cere, so here's hoping ;) Anyway, most importantly, they are very sweet and get a long great. I'll be going back to work soon so they will keep each other company when I'm not home.

Thanks again everyone! This sight is very informative!
 

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Not sure on Mutation, but your white baby is a male. The yellow girl is a girl and is under six months. The bars on the head indicates that she is under six months. I love the yellow.:budgie::cool::D:p:)
 

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Thanks Val!

OMG, is this cute or what??


I thought I would spook them when I opened the door to get the pic but they didn't even flinch. I just got the white one yesterday too:love:
 

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Sorry I can't answer your questions, just want to welcome you to the site and say how cute your budgies are :)
 

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The yellow one is a recessive pied light green female. Although there is very little green showing it is still her base color

The white one is a recessive pied sky blue male. The orange beak & pink feet are a sign of a recessive pied. He doesn't look like a double factor dominant pied to me but he probably has another mutation as well that has caused him to have less markings than most recessive pieds

Are they brother & sister?
 

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Interesting and thanks! I was wondering that myself. They came from the same store and from the same cage.
 
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