Raindrop

by Jaco de Kock
(CapeTown, South Africa)

What a yawn!

What a yawn!

Meet "Raindrop",


She has been bred from a cobalt Blue / dilute / opaline (cock) x YF T1 sky-blue dilute (hen) pairing.

Have lost the hen (her mother) so I need to breed correct with her and sister "Cotton-Blue" to make sure I retain the mother's dilute genes...

However what would her correct genetics be?

FBC Greywing maybe?...but some experts say the wing markings are too dark...can it be a "dark-wing" as per your site's description under "Other varieties"?

Thanks for help,
JacodK
JacoRBow_RSA at TalkBudgies

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Mar 03, 2017
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The tale and cheek spots
by: Heidi

Hi (from Denmark so sorry for MY English)

The tale feathers and The check spots is What makes The difference between a full body coloured greywing and a rainbow :)

If The tale is Dark allmost blackish= fbc greywing
If The tale is light/light grey= rainbow :)

Heidi

Oct 21, 2014
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raindrop rainbow
by: Anonymous

She's definitely a female dilute rainbow

Apr 30, 2012
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Raindrop
by: Anonymous

Stunning bird! could she be a Rainbow budgie?

May 10, 2011
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Lovely Photo!
by: budgie-info.com

You certainly got a good photo there, she is gorgeous.

As far as her variety goes... she is a cobalt opaline yellow face mutant 1 and probably a heavily marked clearwing. She could be a full bodied greywing but it is hard to tell from that shot, I would say she is one or the other.

That means she is not a dilute (which is a separate varity from clearwing or greywing) and it also means that one of the parents must have the greywing and/or clearwing genes. You have said that both have the dilute gene, but two dilute genes can only produce a dilute baby, not a greywing or clearwing... a dilute is very pale in both markings and body colour.

She is a very lovely bird even without the cute yawn!

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