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    Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    I've come to believe Gizmo (our Cobalt budgie) has a single violet factor. I've been trying to get pictures of it, but it doesn't come out. She has some purpleish feathers around her neck, on her chest, and around her vent. Can anyone help identify if this makes it probable she's a single factor violet? Or know of anyway I can take a photo that shows it?

    You can kind of see the purple around the neck in this one, but her chest is darker blue than it looks in that photo, so I don't know if it's 100% reliable.

    Widget is one of our new boys. To the best of my understanding, he's either a sky-blue with double dark factor (a.k.a. mauve), or he has a grey factor. Is there any way to visually tell the difference?



    Edit - I found this on another site:
    The mauve on the left (one of Shell's), might be mistaken for a grey bird, but mauves have dark blue cheek patches and tails, while grays have silver cheek patches and black tails
    But Widget definately has light blue cheek patches (both in real life and in the photo) so he doesn't seem to fit either category. *sigh*
    Last edited by Mythara; 04-02-2009 at 07:25 AM. Reason: Added Widget

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    Re: Violet Factor

    *refreshes the page about 20 times*

    The Gizmo in your siggy appears to be violet. *has two violets of her own*


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    Re: Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    Lol, thanks. =) I've put the banner up in the post now.

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    Re: Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    Widget looks totally grey to me... but I'm shadowy on how mauve and grays work, as I've never had one (but always dearly wanted one, lol)


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    Re: Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    He was my bf's choice. He's gorgeous, lol, and a millet fiend. I think he'd do anything to get to millet, lol. Budgie genetics confuse me, I understand cockatiel ones, but they don't have dark factors or the rest of it. Luckily the other two were easier to work out - Akio is a light green and Misfit is a sky-blue, dominant pied, full-body colour grey wing - which is long, but at least it's easily recognisable, lol.


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    Re: Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    Could be a Violet cobalt, they look cobalt but a bit deeper

    The violet around the neck, and vent does mean it has a violet factor

    I have a Dominate pied every one kept telling me was just cobalt, They wouldn't listen he has violet on his neck (hardly ever shows up in pics) but he is a violet cobalt -but this is the same bird when I got him back on 07 , people argued left and right he was a she! just because the camera i had at the time didn't take decent pics the cere never came out right - well you can see it is all male!

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    Widget looks grey to me

    here is one of my Greys


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    Re: Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    If you look very closely at gizmo, around his the back f his neck and right where the top of his wing meets his body you can see the violet. He definetly looks violet to me anyways. I'm not completely one hundred percent finished with budgie genteics but I would say that widget is grey.


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    Re: Violet Factor/Grey Factor vs Double Dark Factor

    Yeah, Widget looks just like my Tink, and she's grey all through.

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