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    What mutations?

    I am really not very good with identifying different mutations at all. I can identify the obvious ones, like albino, lutino, pied, but all this talk of spangles and lacewings has made me wonder - what mutations of budgies have I owned?

    Banshee I believe is just called a yellow-faced blue. Is this correct?



    Madame Jo Jo, well, I have NO IDEA what she would be called. She was all over white with a hint of pale blue, with pale wings and black eyes.



    This is Harold, a budgie I had who died a few years ago. (sorry the image is a bit large!) Is he a cinnamon?



    This is a budgie I was treating from work. She is pale yellow, with dark pinkish eyes. Is she a lutino, even although she is so pale? Her face is scruffy with meds in this photo.



    Finally another striking looking budgie from work. He is gorgeous (and hugely overweight!), but what mutation is he?


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    Re: What mutations?

    Gosh, I have no clue either, but I loved seeing those beautiful budgies.

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    Re: What mutations?

    Lovely birds!! Geez, these are good questions. I'll take a shot at them!! I really haven't ever identified birds and mutations in real life (other than my own) or taken a class, but I can pick up and understand genetics very easily.

    Banshee is definitely a yellow-faced blue; more specifically, looks to be type II yellow-faced skyblue.

    Madam Jojo is a tricky one. She could be a skyblue dilute.

    I can't tell what Harold is from that picture. A shot of his wing/back markings would help.

    The bird you're treating could be a yellow-faced type I albino or a pale yellow-faced type II albino.

    And the bird at the bottom appears to be a clearwing yellow-faced skyblue.

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    Re: What mutations?

    Harold and the fat one look like they might have had some English budgie somewhere in their line. But that could just be me.

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    Re: What mutations?

    The overweight budgie is also pied, and possibly spangle. It's hard to tell whether the shell markings are reversed since he hasn't got many. They are all pretty budgies.
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