WBO STANDARD OF PERFECTION FOR COLOUR BUDGERIGARS   COLOUR:25 points To be as described in the Colour Standards. Emphasis should be placed on a pure uniform colour throughout the entire body. VARIETY MARKINGS: 15 points On cheeks, back of head, neck, wings and tail to be as described in the Colour Standards. MASK AND SPOTS:10…

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They say “A picture tells a thousand words!” Well in order to get across what AWEBSA means by ‘Wild-Type” Budgies please consider the images below and we trust it would clear the matter up for you.         Perhaps it’s a case of David and Goliath. If you had any doubts the Wild-Type…

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   Budgies 101: Gender identification. – Resplendent Budgerigar Aviaries (RBA) Introduction. The gender of budgies can be determined visually from a very early age. (No surgical sexing is required). This is done by looking at the colour of the bird’s Cere. What is a budgie’s Cere? The Cere is a soft, fleshy area at the base…

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MUTAVI – Research & Advice Group, The Netherlands During the development of normally pigmented feathers, pigment cells also known as melanocytes, synthesize numerous melanosomes (pigment granules) [13], that are distributed by melanocyte dendrites into neighbouring keratinocytes. Colour mutations alter normal pigment synthesis or pigment dispersion. One of the phenotypic effects caused by mutation is pigment…

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