Can you please post pictures of RP Opalines? I have difficulties to identify them.
Dries, I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say the back is "clear" but maybe Lindsey will be able to help with a comment on that.Thank you - I knew you would be ready with some pics.
I have to say that I thought the first bird is Dom pied! Can't see why it is a RP!
Thanks for the comparison picture. Correct me if I have it wrong, but as I see it an Opaline RP's back is more "clear" (Sorry I can't put it in a better way - hope you understand what Ikm trying to saym) than a normal RP. Also less bar stripes on the head??
Good post!:thumbsup:Dries, I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say the back is "clear" but maybe Lindsey will be able to help with a comment on that.
What I CAN offer is that opaline is a striping pattern mutation where the black and white stripes are reversed. The budgie will appear to have more white on its head than a budgie with a normal striping pattern. This is true whether the mutation is present in a normal budgie, a recessive pied, an ino, or anything else. Sometimes it's harder to see (and thus identify) in recessive pieds because they often have so few markings, but it's still a reference to the striping pattern.
I don't know if I helped or told you what you already knew... But I hope I helped. If I didn't help, I'm sure Lindsey or Nev or someone else will be along shortly to take over!!!
Hi, Clinton.Hi cutelilbirdies,
The first and second photo of double factor violet-cobalt recessive pied budgie, is a cobalt recessive pied, not a DF violet-cobalt recessive pied...the bird have blue, not purple body.
Your post did help - for me and Lexi. Thanks.Well, rats. I'm sorry I couldn't help at all.. I was afraid I was telling you something you already knew! I guess with RPs, I just look for the clues wherever I can find them, whether it's the subtle differences in the striping pattern in the cheeks and head or the prominent body color in the wings. Either that or I just know what it is from the birds genetics.
Hopefully someone else will be along soon and be able to give better help - and I'll be anxious to see what they say. These are the people I'M learning from!