A True Gray budgie has a Single or Double Gray factor as far as I know.Are their tail feathers black or gray or blue? What should their cheek patches be; gray as well?
I'm sure I've read what makes a true gray budgie but I can't find it now.
They are quite common most places, I have never heard of a grey budgie being rare personally Where have you been looking? Most breeders have them, it might be harder to find them at chain petstores since the places they get them from dont usually breed for mutationsis it very rare to have an American Budgie who is gray? I've read that it's more common in English Budgies just wondering if it's true and if I should give up my hopes of ever having a true gray American Budgie.
Petstores are never a reliable guide in what is rare and what is notSorry Lindsey, I just saw your post. I have been looking in the usual chain stores but went to one mom & pop bird store who breed their own budgies so I asked them and they told me that gray American's a rare. I did just make contact with a small hobby breeder who breeds gray's. I also just posted a thread asking what questions I should ask the breeder. S/he told me what the parents are so that's probably all I need to know? I don't want to get a gray one and have it change/lose the gray when it molts.
If the mom is albino then yes all of the males would be split for inolol, yes, that is exactly what I mean. The babies appear to have blue cheeks and black tail feathers and a white face. so I think I should be good. the breeder said this about the parents...
"They are split to albino if they are male, so they will have albino offspring. Also, their parents sometimes have opaline offspring, which is sex-linked, so since these guys are not opaline there is a good chance they are male."
I've seen a couple pix posted here and there that show a baby with a little more gray then when it molts they aren't so grey anymore.