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I brought home him yesterday; could not resist that yellow face and opaline cobalt coloring.

Please look at his head first. He has some yellow but it is not distributed uniformly. It is like he has patches of yellow here and there.

I have not had an opportunity to see a YF type 1 pre- and post-molt so I do not know if this is a normal appearance. Is it because he might be going through a molt now and is developing more yellow; hence, those unevenly distributed yellow patches???


Now, please look at the rest of his body, especially his tail feathers.
He has some yellow feathers there. I even see some yellow casting on his wing feathers. Is this due to him being YF? I am a little confused.

Thank you!
 

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My YF1 babies have yellow all throughout their bodies and wings (Dean calls this yellow "suffusion"), and the yellow did become darker after their first molt. Since I can't resist an opportunity to show off my babies, here are my breeding threads:

Mr. Blue and Nibbles: http://www.talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=33077
Jonah and Noelle: http://talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=33121
Jonah and Noelle -- resprise: http://www.talkbudgies.com/showthread.php?t=44562

Sky blue DFYF1 normal Mr. Blue is the biological father of all the babies, even though green normal Jonah raised his girlfriend Noelle's babies. All the babies are blue-based because both hens (Nibbles and Noelle) are blue-based. The experts (Dean and Nev) explain the babies cannot be YF2, despite the yellow suffusion, due to mom and dad's genetics (IIRC it's because moms are white-faced blues). In addition, if the babies were YF2, they would look green rather than yellow-tinted blue.
 

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Could very well be going through a moult although I have seen some yellowfaces (especially golden faces) that are VERY patchy in colour. Probably something to do with a weakening of the yellow expression ability of the gene.

Time will tell :)
 

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Thank you Susan for telling me that the yellow might be seen throughout the body in YF1. I was not sure of that. Your babies are really cute :)

Dean, thanks for letting me know that there is a possiblity of a YF not having a patchy-appearance face. I was wondering if this was possible as a result of weak YF genes.

I really wonder how his face is going to look if he indeed is going through a molt.
 

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The brighter yellow feathers are the new ones. The colour will be more even when the moult is finished
 

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Thanks Nev. I value your budgie expertise.
 
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