I would like to know the mutations. In each pic is a male and female. I would like to get an idea what type of baby budgies they wil produce. . I can see red in yellow female’s eyes.
Then the yellow is a lutino, if she has red eyes, but I'm not convinced that the bird is female. The other bird in that photo looks to be a yellow face cobalt spangle.
The other pair, not great photos for determining mutations, not for me, anyway, but possibly yellow face grey, dominant pied, and the hen also yellow face, some sort of pied - the belly/chest marking suggest recessive.
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Post by yellowfacedviolet on Oct 11, 2019 2:07:26 GMT
If your yellow hen is indeed a lutino (red eyes), she is masking green and all of her chicks will be green if mated to the blue spangled cock, unless she is also split to blue (carrying blue recessively). There's no way to know until you breed her, unless you know the colors of her parents. You will likely have green spangled chicks in the clutch as well. There will be no lutino chicks unless the blue spangled cock is also split to ino.
The pied pair both appear to me to be single factor dominant pieds from this angle. If so, they will produce single and double factor dominant pieds, the latter being predominantly white, and this pairing would potentially produce @ 25% normals (non-pied). The one in the foreground appears to be a mauve and the other more grey, but that could be due to shadow. If one is grey, and if it is single factor, some of the chicks will be grey, and if it's double factor, all of the chicks will be grey. If they are both mauves, all chicks will be mauve. The foreground budgie appears to be single factor type one yellowface. I cannot tell if the other bird is also yellowface. If not, about half the chicks would be yellowface, otherwise all the chicks could be yellowface depending on what type of yellowface the other budgie is and whether it's single or double factor.
Then there's also the issue of 'splits'--what recessive traits are being carried--opaline, cinnamon, recessive pied etc--and you won't know if they're a factor until the chicks color up.