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Hi,

I have a Show Budgie(Yellow-Based no dark factor green with small yellow splash on back of head) and a Pet Budgie(Sky Blue recessive pied). :budgie:

If they mate, is it a problem and if they do what colours will the offspring be?:S

Thanks:D
 

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your show budgie is split for recessive pied (hence the spot)
most of the chicks will be green (unless the show budgie is split for blue)
some (not sure how many) will be green recessive pieds
some will be normal green
the rest will be split for recessive pied

thats if the show budgie is not split for blue

but suprises always come along

Nev will explain in more detail when he comes along
 

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not a chance i can help you out with mutations hahaha! :D
though, they should be fine mating, you may need to trim the larger birds butt feathers
 

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The fact that one is a show budgie and the other is pet type won't make any difference except that some show budgies need the feathers trimmed around their vents before breeding. If your green bird is a normal light green with a pied spot it will be split for recessive pied.

If the green is not split for blue the outcome from mating to a sky blue recessive pied would be:
50% normal light green
50% recessive pied light green

If the green bird is split for blue you'd get:
25% normal light green
25% recessive pied light green
25% normal sky blue
25% recessive pied sky blue

The birds could also have hidden genes for other mutations that could appear in up to 25% of the chicks
 

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Thanks.

One thing I do know is that Monty's(Yellow Based Green with yellow splash on back of head)dad was a green recessive pied:budgie: and the mother was either solid green or green recessive pied.:budgie:

Thanks again.:D
 
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