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We have a ten week old baby budgie who has already developed darkish brown iris rings!! If I had purchased him I would think he is between 4 and 8 months. Why is he developing them so soon? A few other babies seem to be beveloping them too, of the three we still have. Also one of the babies Zeus who is only going to be 9 weeks on Saturday has dark brown rings! Even though he is suppose to be a recessive pied. What could be going on, or are they just different?
 

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Are you sure your bird is 10 weeks old as if he is ceveloping his brown iris ring then that is strange. Bird typically develop a brown/light grey iris ring over 8 months of age therefore your bird must have matured faster then the average bird.

Of course it could be down to mutation?
 
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Hi Hannah

Same thing here. Looks like it is normal. My 2 eldest normals at 8 weeks old (57 days old) have the brown iris rings. I also was surprised when I noticed the brown iris rings 2 days ago upon closer look at their eyes.

Are the information in the internet about ages of young babies be trusted or not ? Now we two have the real experiences.
 

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I notice dark brown iris rings on just about all of my babies :)

Its white iris rings that develop with age ;) They still have an iris before they turn white, its just not as noticible :)
 
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