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types of budgies

you may be wondering what type of budgie you have
 
well here is a good place to find out
 
I will try & list every budgie that there is if you do not see yours on here or one that looks like yours please e mail me & I will see If I can help you find out

there are many types of budgies & so many colors to choose from

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normal green

a normal green budgie
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  • Mask (face) - buttercup yellow
  • Body - mostly grass green with upper back and background of wings light yellow
  • Tail Feathers - blueish black.
  • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
  • Cheek Patches - purple

Dark Green

dark green budgie
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  • Mask (face) - buttercup yellow
  • Body - darker green than the light green variety mostly grass green with upper back and background of wings light yellow
  • Tail Feathers - blueish black and darker than the light green
  • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
  • Cheek Patches - purple
  • NOTE: - Green is sometimes splotchy and may even have a little blue in it.

Olive Green

olive green budgie
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  • Mask (face) - buttercup yellow
  • Body - olive green color with upper back and background of wings light yellow
  • Tail Feathers - blueish black and darker than the light green variety
  • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
  • Cheek Patches - purple
  • NOTE: - Green is sometimes splotchy and may even have a little blue in it.

Skyblue

sky blue budgie
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  • Mask (face) - white
  • Body - bright sky blue color with black and white wavey striped wings and back.
  • Tail Feathers - blueish black.
  • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
  • Cheek Patches - purple

Cobalt

Cobalt budgie
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  • Mask (face) - white
  • Body - rich cobalt blue color with black and white wavey striped wings and back.
  • Tail Feathers - blueish black and darker than the skyblue
  • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
  • Cheek Patches - purple
  • Mauve

    a mauve budgie
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    Greywing Mauve

    • Mask (face) - white
    • Body - violet muted to about 50% of a non-greywing. Grey wavy markings on back and wings.
    • Tail Feathers - slightly darker blueish grey
    • Throat Spots - three grey spots on each side
    • Cheek Patches - pale purple

    a very hansome gray budgie
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    gray budgies
     
     
  • Mask (face) - white
  • Body - grey body with black and white wavy stripes on the back and wings
  • Tail Feathers - black
  • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
  • Cheek Patches - blueish grey to slate color
  • Comes in light, medium and dark
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    Dominant Grey (Australian Grey)

    • Mask (face) - white
    • Body - grey body with black and white wavy stripes on the back and wings
    • Tail Feathers - black
    • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
    • Cheek Patches - blueish grey to slate color
    • Grey, full grey, white grey, cinnamon grey, fallow grey, and gray yellowface

    Yellowface Type 1

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    yellow face type 1
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    Yellow mask and yellow rim on tail feathers. Yellow on the head. The yellow does not spread over the body.

    yellowface type 2

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    a yellow face type 2
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    Same as type 1 only the yellow spreads after first molt. Whole body yellow tint. (Yellowface II will turn a blue budgie ocean green)

    a yellow faced violet
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    such a pretty bird rare in the USA

    Spangle:

    a yellow face sky blue spangel
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    violet colored spangel
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    violet spangel
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    a sky blue spangle
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    a baby spangel violet
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    • Spangles have reversed wing markings. The wing markings look more like a very thin scallop on each wing feather.
    • NOTE: - Spangle is a dominant trait.

    rainbow

    the bird on the left is a rainbow
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    the bird on the right is a white wing yellow face

    Rainbow" is an unofficial term for a very colorful budgie -- usually clearwing opaline yellowface (type1) blues. The wing markings should be as faint as possible. Greywings, and whites (opaline yellowface blue) are also often referred to as rainbows. Rainbows are not recognized as a specific variety for show, but they can be shown as clearwings (where they would most likely not win as opaline clearwings of any variety rarely do because they don't have "clear" wings.) so they would be better off, and usually are, entered as an Any Other Variety rare. However, if one is raising birds for the pet market, the Rainbow is highly sought after as a pet or breeder. By the way, the opaline yellowface (type 1) blue spangle is also spectacular and easier to produce and larger than the true rainbow.

    Albinos

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    albino budgie
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    An albino is an all white budgie with red eyes. Albinos lack the black pigment melanin. Their eyes lack the dark layer which protects against light - this allows the red blood to show through making their eyes red in color. This lack of protection for their eyes makes them more sensitive to light. The 'alb' in albino denotes the color white. The albino is the blue series verion of a Lutino. This is a sex-linked trait.

    this is a yellow faced albino
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    what you get when you breed albino & lutino

    Lutino

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    • A lutino is actually the albino of the green series.
    • NOTE: - this is sometimes a sex-linked trait. There are two mutations - one which is sex-linked and the other not. Because these two mutations are visually identical, they can only be distinguished through breeding.

    Normal Violet

    a dark violet budgie
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    a baby violet
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    True Violet Budgies were considered a rare occurance. Although because the violet factor is dominant, their rarity is questionable. The violet factor isn't actually a color in itself, but rather it is an intensifier of color.

    • Mask (face) - white
    • Body - deep violet color with black and white wavey striped wings and back.
    • Tail Feathers - dark blueish black.
    • Throat Spots - three black spots on each side
    • Cheek Patches - purple

    Recessive Pied

    wings of a A recessive pied
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    Recessive Pied Light Green
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    a gray Recessive Pied
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    A recessive pied sky blue
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    A recessive pied is a bird where the body color is broken, into either green and yellow or blue and white. In a recessive pied the bird will have a solid plum eye,

  • Mask (face) - buttercup yellow
  • Body - random patches of yellow and light green
  • Tail Feathers -
  • Throat Spots - any amount of black spots
  • Cheek Patches - silver/white
  • Beak Color
  • Feet/Leg Color -
  • NOTE: Recessive Pieds keep the "baby" black eyes and the bars on his head
  • Dominant Pied

    Dominant Pied
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    a dominated pied
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    wings of a dominated pied budgie
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    with dominand pied the color is more refined with the band of coloring in the middle they have a horizontal band of white or yellow color across the belly. in other words it is a neater looking bird
    these types of birds will also have an Iris

    Cinnamon
     

    A cinnamon can be any body color. Cinnamons are colored very much like a normal budgie except where it would normally be black on the wings, it is cinnamon brown, and their body colors look somewhat washed out.

     

     

    a green Cinnamon budgie
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    Cinnamon Light Green

    • Mask (face) - yellow
    • Body - grass green body color is muted to about 50% of a non-cinnamon. Cinnamon brown wavy on yellow for wings and back
    • Tail Feathers - dark blue with a hint of brown
    • Throat Spots - three cinnamon brown spots on each side
    • Cheek Patches - purple

    Cinnamon Skyblue

    • Mask (face) - white
    • Body - skyblue body color is muted to about 50% of a non-cinnamon. Cinnamon brown wavy on white for wings and back
    • Tail Feathers - blueish color with a hint of cinnamon brown
    • Throat Spots - three cinnamon brown spots on each side
    • Cheek Patches - purple

    Cinnamon Skyblue
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    Opaline
     

    An opaline has a V-shaped design on the back. A good quality opaline should have no shell-like markings on the back between the wings and there may be some body color in the wing markings. Opaline is a sex-linked trait.

    Opalines come in all colors, since it's a wing pattern mutation and has nothing to do with body color.

    Opaline Skyblue
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     Dilutes have both the light grey wings and the pastel body color

    a sky colored dilute
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