Rainbow Budgies question

rainbowCro

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Well as subject says it'a such beautifull colour mutation and i think one of niceest to see at normal busgies atleast no standards etc
i got a pair bought it and each day as im lookin into them i think i might start breeding budgies. They are just adorable! I used to have agapornis ones but they r not that even cute or to stare at like budgies so after few years I decided to try breeding budgies, ans gonna buy all equpment and build a shelter with time. What considers them combining colours and all is like playing with pastels and enjoying your art.

Since i like really rainbows people were saying some crazy combinations out of witch they got them. So mine main question is here witch mutation do i use to get a 70-100% rainbow chicks outcome that i can "upgrade" by continuing breeding and crossing to improve colour later so i need something "base" mutation that has high chance of providing them babys. In mine country or arround it even for miles and kilometeres its none single rainbow breeder nor nothing alike so even "business and higher price" would go easy to sell and craze. But more then that i'd love to do it from deep wish and love from mine heart to that birds since i was little kid.. Now i got house, some space for starters, so i want to breed "rarer" colours, mutations..

At the end i appreciate every advice and i would ask politely expirenced breeder and anyone else to comment with Pictures of what combination they used to get rainbows.. here are so low numbers and its harder to get rarer mutation but i d even search farer places to get what i need
Since i got mine budgies rainbow pair from like 800-900Km away feom from home i had organized ride to get them


Thanks and hope to make this thread active and supporter alike, im not tho total noob to breeding since i did it with agapornis and even for a while African grey, but i really want to start doing it with budgies


Thanks in advance!

Best regards
Your budgie lover & community friend
 

DizzyBlue

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Hi and welcome to the forum
Sorry budgie colour from breeding is definitely not something I am able to answer. I do know somebody who does know her colour breeding and that is our Essie she knows what colours produce which variations. Will tag her and see if she gets a minute if she can help you with the question.
@Stinkie
 

Michael Reynolds

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Hello and welcome, I am not one that looks for a colour of a budgie as I think they are all the stars of the world when it comes to the budgies. I am surprised that you do not think the love bird family are not so attractive, they are just as wonderful in there own way, I like to let my birds choose there own friends and partners but wish you luck,
 

rainbowCro

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Ye i agree with both of you, but everyone has some "taste" . For me the rainbow combinations are like woow, even there are also some cutie spangles *.* But what considers colours im total noob.. i breed long time ago agapornis for few months, but they cant compare to budgies :) And ye there are milion combinations , i meant fir now the standard australian type , i dont have english oe bigger ones even tho i want to get my hands on that type :D But for now i like playing with colours so probably i ll try to get something interesting. I got 1 rainbow pair alrdy a female arround 1+ year old and male 5-6months, that ll take time that i bought from breeder. I just love theeemmmm :D so i wanted to try "recreate" them. I got tho ideas for home craft cage that i ll make that can support 2-3 pairs so i can't expans to much and its winter so i ll have time to pair two birds :) So dont get me wrong michael i love all, just its matter of taste hhe :)) Later im sure i ll combinate colours like little kid playing with pastels. Since its not just honny it's loveeee :)))
 

Stinkie

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Hi and welcome to the forum
Sorry budgie colour from breeding is definitely not something I am able to answer. I do know somebody who does know her colour breeding and that is our Essie she knows what colours produce which variations. Will tag her and see if she gets a minute if she can help you with the question.
@Stinkie
Yikes I don't know anything about budgie mutations, only cockatiels, sorry!
 

dianaT

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:welcome: from me too. I cannot advise either. have you tried the Budgie society?
 

rainbowCro

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heya nah didn't im new to forums i googled like "Parrot forum, budgie forum" but idk what is the most activest out there :D but heey even any answer helps so i really thak you and admins and community, u are all quick and dear :)))) thank you!1
 

Michael Reynolds

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there are publications on the colour breeding mutations and the combinations required to produce some of the more colourful budgies, I do have one but at the moment its not in easy reach. there are many bird clubs around that mainly deal with budgies and have breeders in this field that are very knowledgeable.
 

CaptainHowdy

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A true rainbow budgie is a yellow face/ golden face opaline clearwing blue series bird.

Confusion can arise between clearwing, greywing and full body greywing although for pet birds full body greywing is often used as there is such an overlap between them now it can be difficult to distinguish between the clearwingand dull body greywing.

Your opaline is sex linked so unless you are breeding an opaline hen you will only get hens and cocks split for opaline in the clutch. To get cock and hen opaline you need to breed an opaline hen to either a visual opaline cock or a cock split to opaline.

Blue series you will want to breed visual blue series and not depend on green series being split for blue as you may end up with diluted looking green birds which get mistaken for yellow face type 2 blue birds where the yellow has bled into the body colours.

As soon as you start adding in spangles arc then you no longer have true rainbows and it will be much harder to breed it out of the bloodlines then it is to just not include it.

You always get some surprises when breeding budgie as they can mask certain mutations which will suddenly crop up when you least expect it.


I wouldn't go into breeding the rarer mutations for money however, as it very rarely works out that way. I breed for specific mutations and the birds I do very rarely sell just go towards the upkeep of my others. I never break even.
 

rainbowCro

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@CaptainHowdy thanks for such colourfull reply! Well i know i intend for first reason with Love and 2nd i like playing with colours so it ll be "fun ride" . It's not a Must rainbow, it's like little kid experimenting out of fun and excitment. Whatever colour i get or so it will be awesome and full of love, i guess i ll "donate" to people who love birds and want to keep some those that i cant either sell or wont pick to breed next generation. I just needed heee some "solid rock" to start with, that means examples of what to look for and where to look for and what markings. There are subjects arround but not direct images. So if you can try drop few pics of vlearwings and so that i can start with to see end result it'd be great. As i mentioned i alrdy got rainbow pair that i bought from breeder but i want to start from 0 to "hero" . Thank

@Michael Reynolds what u meant? U git myb some ebook or so? I heard about some rianbow book from guy that passed away since 10-20yrs that was a good one
 

Michael Reynolds

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there is a video on the subject. the budgie society has quite a few publications on breeding and involving colour mutations and they are and have groups around the country. Show birds are not my subject but I do breed budgies for becoming companion birds for the lonely elderly, a service I have done at my own expense for quite a few years
 

Michael Reynolds

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the answer to your question is:-

Stage 1

yellow faced Male
with
clearwing female
=
yellowface Opaline males/ split opaline clearwing
and clearwing females

Stage 2

Yellowface opaline male/split of opaline clear wing
with
clearwing female
=
you will get a few rainbow females

Stage 3

yellowface male/split opaline clearwing
with
rainbow female
you will get 100 % rainbow chicks

I hope this will help you
 

rainbowCro

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Tnx helped alot, but only a lil request if you could throw in some picture and then the subject would be complete tnx
 

CaptainHowdy

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I am at work at current so unable to link or provide pictures. But if you Google cute little birds aviary that's the website that has pictures and explanations of each mutation. It is very accurate as I know the lady who created it and provided her with some of my pictures to use.
 
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