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ok so i was wondering the age and mutations of my birds, im new to the breeding area of parakeets and my guess is they are both around....maybe 9 months old, sorry i cant post anything so im using the avatar and sig. i know the sig. is female, and the avatar is male, but what in the world are the real names for the color? ive just been calling it green and blue.
 

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ok i'll have a go, the guy looks like he could be a normal (the normal colour you find in wild budgies), but the clear patch of feathers at the back of his head could mean he's a dominant pied. and the girl looks like a normal sky blue
 

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The bird in your signature is a normal sky blue. If the bird in your avatar has other clear yellow areas on his body or clear yellow flight feathers he is a pied (probably dominant), if he has no clear areas, other than the patch we can see on the back of his head, then he is a normal light green that is split for recessive pied.
 

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yea, hes got that on the back of his head, and then a couple random spots on his wings, and all his flight feathers are normal, except on the left, the last 2are a wightish yellow wierded color.
 

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do either have iris rings? how dark are they if they do ?

just going by the bars i'd say at least 6 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris1.jpg
0-4 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris2.jpg

4-6 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris3.jpg

6-8 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris4.jpg

8 months and older

Pictures and ages from

http://www.***************/age.html
 

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oh scratch that, the iris on one is almost completely black, starting to show, the other is dark yellow?
 

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i coudve sworn it was yellow, but i looked closer. i think its about in the middle of what the website calls dark grey, and medium grey. so theyre both pretty young. how long is the average lifespan?
 

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i know, i just spent like 30 min looking at the stuff there. i would give them karma but it wont let me.
 

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do either have iris rings? how dark are they if they do ?

just going by the bars i'd say at least 6 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris1.jpg
0-4 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris2.jpg

4-6 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris3.jpg

6-8 months old

http://www.***************/i_iris4.jpg

8 months and older

Pictures and ages from

http://www.***************/age.html
Thats a great site :D
 
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