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Does anyone know what the rarest colours and/or mutations in budgies are?

I would also love to hear what your favorite mutation and colour is, and what colour is your favorite :)
 

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i think black face, Anthracite and motled are the quite rare
my 2 fave mutations and colours are
. dom.pied grey
. yf 1 colbat

but my fave base colour is light green...like phoenix (below)
:D
 

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I would say the Anthracite and Blackface are the rarest. My favorite mutation is yellowface spangle in the blue series. I also love opalines. I love them all actually :D
 

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I think the black face Anthracite and lace wing are the rarest mutations I haven't seen any of them in the U.S. I have heard that rainbows are rare as well but they aren't an official color mutation. I have a bunch of favorite color mutations I hope to produce in my own flock.

sky blue YFT2
cobalt opaline spangle grey wing
white cinnamon not lace wings the red eyes freak me out
normal 2 factor violet
 

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Saddleback, Antricite, Blackface, Slate, Mottled, Crested, Fallows, Clearbodies, and Lacewings are the rarest mutations.

I actually own an American Lacewing ****. His markings are lighter then most lacewings however. Since Lacewing is usually only seen in English Budgies, he's even rarer than they usually are.

(Due to the lighting, you can't see his eye color very well. They're actually a red color.)



 

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Saddleback, Antricite, Blackface, Slate, Mottled, Crested, Fallows, Clearbodies, and Lacewings are the rarest mutations.

I actually own an American Lacewing ****. His markings are lighter then most lacewings however. Since Lacewing is usually only seen in English Budgies, he's even rarer than they usually are.

(Due to the lighting, you can't see his eye color very well. They're actually a red color.)



really. Is that a lacewing?
I saw two at the petshop and i thought they were albinos. XD
 

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yeah lace wings look almost exactly like Albinos or Lutinos..but they have very faint brown markings on the tail

(Below) is a yellow lacewing
 

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Thanks for all the info! Does anyone have a picture of an anthracite budgie? Can't find one on the web :(
 

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really. Is that a lacewing?
I saw two at the petshop and i thought they were albinos. XD
Yes alot of people look past it , but lace wings have light brown ( cinnimon) markings :)
Yes he is. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see the faint cinnamon markings on his head and wings.

I actually thought he was an albino when I first bought him. I was looking for an albino **** for my albino hen. He was still a baby at the time and I couldn't tell he had the cinnamon markings until after his first moult.

yeah lace wings look almost exactly like Albinos or Lutinos..but they have very faint brown markings on the tail

(Below) is a yellow lacewing
The markings are not only on the tail, but on the wings and head as well. If you look closely at my pictures, you can see the faint markings on his wings and head.
 

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Thanks PrettyBird. Anthracite budgies are certainly interesting, but I think I prefer the more colourful budgies.

The lacewings are pretty cool, though :)
 

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Omg!!! So Casper, the bird that I thought was albino, is actually a lacewing?!?!?!? AWESOME!!! He looked just like the one in the picture! R.I.P. Casper
 

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Never heard of the anthracite colouring; it looks like a very dark version of the normal grey, to my inexperienced eyes. Would this be something to do with double-factor colouring, do you think? Perhaps some of the serious budgie breeders on the forum could answer this one.

Personally I like the Normal Grey colouring. I have a Normal Grey male currently; bertie is aged about a year old and is a real lively little character in comparison to his Normal Green cage-mate Bobby.

I had a Normal Grey male back in the early 1980's who was again a right little character and was also obtained from a local breeder. I sold him when he was about a year old as my husband promised me I'd get a cat for my birthday and I thought you couldn't keep cats and budgies together. I never got my cat; my mother-in-law decided she wanted to give up her small dog so we took over the dog instead - had we known, I could have kept Charlie the grey budgie after all!

Petshops here only seem to stock the normal colour variations, blues, yellows and greens. To get a decent grey I've had to go to a specialist breeder.
 

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Won't you please post a picture of your normal grey, Cobden28? I would really appreciate it :)
 
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