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 Post subject: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Black budgie
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Anyone working on getting this colour established?


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:38 pm 
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I have no experience with this colour but Taylor and Warner "Genetics for Budgerigar Breeders" p.16 states "If the Australian and English Grey factors were combined in one bird, an extremely dark, possibly even black bird would be expected."
Whilst Australian Grey is a quite common dominant gene English Grey is a rare recessive gene and perhaps does not exist in Australia.
It would be an interesting project if you could locate birds with the right genetic makeup.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:00 pm 
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Thanks doggo that is interesting I hope that gene is here? maybe? fingers crossed


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:39 pm 
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Its like a dark grey really not so black



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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:11 am 
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LooLoo wrote:
Its like a dark grey really not so black



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Yes its a bit of a stretch to call it black.Genetically it is probably a blue series bird homozygous for the co-dominant dark gene, one dose of which turns sky blue into "cobalt" and two doses of which creates "mauve", with the addition of the dominant Australian Grey gene. Quite likely there are also other genes at work acting to intensify the depth of colour.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:16 pm 
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Yes its not black per say but striking all the same


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
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I was told someone has bred a RED budgie?


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:57 am 
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I bet a black budgie would sell for tens of thousands if there was one


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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
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 Post subject: Re: Black Budgie
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:04 pm 
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I would think if a Black or Red Budgie,was going to be breed,it would of happened by now. i_like1


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