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I'd like to know what his color is, I have no clue on the number of dark factors he has, he's got me all confused. Any ideas? I'm thinking dark green?

His parents are a Violet greygreen opaline **** and an albino hen masking opaline.
Also in the clutch were a grey, a greygreen and a skyblue violet, all opaline males.









 

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When I compare him to these pictures http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#darkfactor he looks dark green, and when I look at the left picture here http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#greyfactor he looks grey, too. He also looks opaline http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#opaline. Consequently, I'm guessing he's opaline normal dark green-grey.

What do the experts say? :D

(By the way, is it proper to describe a budgie as "opaline normal" to distinguish him from another opaline-mixed mutation, such as "opaline dominant pied"? :p)

He's gorgeous! :loveeyes: I love the subtle mottling.
 

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When I compare him to these pictures http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#darkfactor he looks dark green, and when I look at the left picture here http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#greyfactor he looks grey, too. He also looks opaline http://www.***************/colorsguide.html#opaline. Consequently, I'm guessing he's opaline normal dark green-grey.

What do the experts say? :D

(By the way, is it proper to describe a budgie as "opaline normal" to distinguish him from another opaline-mixed mutation, such as "opaline dominant pied"? :p)

He's gorgeous! :loveeyes: I love the subtle mottling.
Yes he is an opaline, just wondering if he is either a dark green, an olive or a dark green violet. I asked this question before and they all mostly agreed on dark green violet but I'm not sure, I'd like to be sure so I can write it down on my records.

I think it is correct to just call him an "opaline" since "normal" is a complete different mutation. By the way he can't be a grey green because his tail feathers are blue, a greygreen has black tail feathers. He has a greygreen brother ;)
 

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Yes but both his parents are opaline :)
What I mean is, I think opaline is sexlinked so his mom couldn't be split for it.... What do you mean by masking???
 

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Yes he is an opaline, just wondering if he is either a dark green, an olive or a dark green violet. I asked this question before and they all mostly agreed on dark green violet but I'm not sure, I'd like to be sure so I can write it down on my records.

I think it is correct to just call him an "opaline" since "normal" is a complete different mutation. By the way he can't be a grey green because his tail feathers are blue, a greygreen has black tail feathers. He has a greygreen brother ;)
Ahhhhhhhhh. Well, as you can see, I'm not very good as discerning violets and greys. :p
 

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What I mean is, I think opaline is sexlinked so his mom couldn't be split for it.... What do you mean by masking???
Masking and split are two different things.

The hen is an albino which hides or masks other mutations so they aren't visible but doesn't mean they aren't there. So my hen is an opaline but the ino gene is masking it.

Don't know if that makes sense?
 

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Masking and split are two different things.

The hen is an albino which hides or masks other mutations so they aren't visible but doesn't mean they aren't there. So my hen is an opaline but the ino gene is masking it.

Don't know if that makes sense?
Perfect sense :D Wow learned something new. Thanks. :)
 

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a grey green would also have grey cheek patches, but I don't really see any olive in him.. I'd say opaline dark green
 

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a grey green would also have grey cheek patches, but I don't really see any olive in him.. I'd say opaline dark green
Ah yes missed the grey cheek patches, his brother is a greygreen with the grey patches and black tail feathers ;)

But also his dad is a violet greygreen and his cheek patches aren't grey they are violet, his tail feathers are black.
 

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He is an opaline dark green so he has 1 dark factor. I can't see any sign of violet but violet is always hard to be sure about on a green bird. If his mother was an albino he will be split for ino & blue
 

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He is an opaline dark green so he has 1 dark factor. I can't see any sign of violet but violet is always hard to be sure about on a green bird. If his mother was an albino he will be split for ino & blue
Thank you Nev!

I thought it could be a possibility for him to be violet since his dad is a greygreen violet, I didn't know the dad was a violet until he gave me a violet chick ;)

His dad's cheek patches are truly violet though so I guess that would make the difference.
 
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