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Old 11-29-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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I saw a young male budgie with nice violet color at a pet store, and I was going to buy it. However, some abnormal marking made me not want to get it.

A normal budgie, or pretty much all the other budgies at that store, have no markings on its entire chest. This one has marking extending to the areas between the shoulder and the chest. Is that common?
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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Something like this one, but even more than this.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3060/...c46e42f374.jpg
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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A normal budgie, or pretty much all the other budgies at that store, have no markings on its entire chest. This one has marking extending to the areas between the shoulder and the chest. Is that common?
Not common, but not abnormal, either. Just another color pattern seen in a domesticated species that is rife with color mutations.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: MA
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If it is a baby budgie they may "out grow" the markings on their chest. I know one of my males did - my female not so much. It really differs from bird to bird.
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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If it is a baby budgie they may "out grow" the markings on their chest. I know one of my males did - my female not so much. It really differs from bird to bird.
I am not willing to risk purchasing a bird with potential defective coloring. I am not a fan of pied birds with random spots.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I am not willing to risk purchasing a bird with potential defective coloring. I am not a fan of pied birds with random spots.
If you dislike the pattern, that's fine, but it's no more "defective coloring" than violet is. Any color other than green with barring on the head, back, and wings is a mutation. All wild budgies are green.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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If you dislike the pattern, that's fine, but it's no more "defective coloring" than violet is. Any color other than green with barring on the head, back, and wings is a mutation. All wild budgies are green.
I mean defective coloring in terms of visually pleasing to my eyes.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: MA
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I mean defective coloring in terms of visually pleasing to my eyes.
Ahhh....I actually like the goofy looking pieds!!! To each his own...
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