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    I went to visit a budgie breeder who has about 15 different coloured budgies. I also noticed he had 2 or 3 rainbow budgies. I think he bred them himself. Are rainbow budgies rare? If so, how come he has some because I've read that rainbow budgies are the result of something going wrong in the egg. It just seems strange that he has so many, compared to the total number of budgies he has.

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    no rainbow budgerigars are bred by mixing several different varieties of budgerigars together to achieve the desired colour to be exact Yellowface (or Goldenface) Opaline Whitewing blue series.

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    What colours would need to breed to produce a rainbow (sorry, I am hopeless at genetics and don't really understand the 'Opaline Whitewing blue series' kind of descriptions. I don't know what they look like.)
    Has anyone got any pictures of goldenface opaline whitewing blue series budgies (if this is wrong I apologise)
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    Would any of those 3 colours mix to make a rainbow budgie?

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    as far as i know you need the mixture of all three

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    I have the first two colours (pictures) my female Misty and my male Buster, but not the last picture. Any idea how to breed one that looks like the last pic?

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    the whitewing im afraid your going to have to buy in sarah im afraid it takes whitewing (clearwings ) to breed whitewings

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    Thanks. I know a good breeder that breeds unusual coloured budgies. He has loads of babies ready in a couple of weeks. Will have to see what he has :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Gulley View Post
    Sorry the second link deleted can you attach new one and tell me the steps of breeding them to try please ?

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    Hi Sarah....I breed rainbows and have done for 15 years or more...the master was (is?) Ken Gray....the BS has his book breeding rainbows it is written in clear plain English with photos. It will tell you what you need and how to produce your own....believe me you'll need no one else telling you what they think.
    Good luck.

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    Hi Sarah, do these look like the birds you are describing? They would pass as rainbows.....but they are not true rainbows...for two reasons...can you guess?
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    To get a true rainbow budgie you would need to mix the 3 mutations shown above. This would take at least two generations

    A budgie that looks very similar to a rainbow can be produced by mating a yellow face blue opaline cock to a blue spangle hen. This should produce some yellow face blue opaline spangles like this one


    Or with recessive pied added like this one

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    lovely birds
    Budgies Sky , Acorn, Merlin . and Alb
    Yellowsided Green Cheek Conure ,Sparky
    Jardens Parrot Chico

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    Quote Originally Posted by nev90 View Post
    To get a true rainbow budgie you would need to mix the 3 mutations shown above. This would take at least two generations

    A budgie that looks very similar to a rainbow can be produced by mating a yellow face blue opaline cock to a blue spangle hen. This should produce some yellow face blue opaline spangles like this one


    Or with recessive pied added like this one
    if you buy birds like these in the pics would they produce the same sort of mixed colours,
    or would they come out diferent??as in just one or another colour
    Last edited by mick may; 11-07-2010 at 01:52 PM.
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