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So I have a few budgies, and these two girls are a pair. I know the english budgie (the blue one) is an opaline spangle, but is she a dilute, clearwing, or greywing? The reason I'm not sure is because she is light blue. She isn't as bright as a sky blue budgie, but she isn't grey either and it doesn't really look like her color is diluted in any way, which I read should be a sign to show if it's a dilute or not.

The american budgie (green one) I think is a clearwing, but I'm curious if she looks like an opaline too, or spangle? She has absolutely no black or grey markings, she pretty much purely green and yellow. She also has a yellow tail.

Curious to hear what you guys think.

Also please let me know if you can see the photo good.

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They’re stunning! I admit it took me a little bit as well but I think the blue girl is a greywing opaline spangle, the green girl is a clearwing opaline spangle, as far as I can see. The grey is a grey opaline either clearflight or SF dominant pied.
 

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okay, thank you so much for the help!

I'm just curious though, what makes you think the blue one is greywing rather than dilute or clearwing? I do agree with you that she is probably greywing, but I am curious how you came to that conclusion.
 

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She’s a bit too dark to be dilute since opaline dilutes body colour as well so a dilute opaline would be much paler. Additionally a clearwing would have almost no visible spangle markings (i.e they’d be paler, as it is in your other budgie who is a clearwing spangle) and a darker body colour since clearwings have no body color dilution. 👍🏻
 

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She’s a bit too dark to be dilute since opaline dilutes body colour as well so a dilute opaline would be much paler. Additionally a clearwing would have almost no visible spangle markings (i.e they’d be paler, as it is in your other budgie who is a clearwing spangle) and a darker body colour since clearwings have no body color dilution. 👍🏻
Okay totally makes sense, thanks for explaining!

Also, I wanted to ask about they grey one since you mentioned she is an opaline. I didn't think she was one until you mentioned it so I just wanted to post a clearer picture so you can see if she really is an opaline or not.
 

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You’re right, she’s definitely not! I confess I glanced quickly at her photo and because she’s recessive pied in fact her wing markings were a bit grizzled and because she’s a grey I must have thought I saw body colour in her wings 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣
 

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You’re right, she’s definitely not! I confess I glanced quickly at her photo and because she’s recessive pied in fact her wing markings were a bit grizzled and because she’s a grey I must have thought I saw body colour in her wings 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣
Okay, yeah no worries! The first photo is a bit blurry around her head so she does look kind of like an opaline there.
 
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