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I was just wondering... pretty obvious problable...

why aren't there more color variations with budgies,
if they are green and yellow in the wild and mutated
into blue, grey, white and purple. why didn't they
mutade into red or orange colors and so on.

anyone ?
 

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The colour variations are mostly reductions or rearrangement of the melanin of the original. For example the blue mutation is just a green with no yellow melanin. Pieds have patches missing. Greywing has less black melanin. Albino has no melanin, etc, etc

To get a pink or a red budgie red melanin would have to be introduced which is not so likely to happen

Violet possibly shows that there is a small amount of red melanin in budgies so may be reds & pinks will happen in the future
 

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Is that really possible?you say maybe but how would someone go about getting that color if they really wanted it?just out of curiosity of course,I'm not about to do any weird things to my budgies.:p
 
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