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  1. Hi Sunshine is a light green cinnamon spangle and Violet looks like she is a yellowface opaline violet cinnamon spangle. It's a bit late so I won't go into your other questions at the moment, they are both pretty girls. Cheers Jenny
  2. Hi Jen it's hard to believe the vet didn't run some fecal smears under a microscope to check for the likes megabacteria or even worms. Try giving him some apple cider vinegar in his water, not sure of the dosage but you should be able to find out somewhere on the site. He looks quite bright in the photos so it's hard to see any problems, any staining is probably due to the poop on his perch, I would position them so he can't poop on them if you can. He looks very much like a dark eyed clear or he could be a double factor spangle recessive pied. Hope he gets better for you he is a gorgeous boy. Cheers Jenny
  3. Hi he is an opaline spangle skyblue dominant pied. The orange beak is because he is a pied. Cheers Jenny
  4. Hi it would be good if you could get photos of their backs as well so we can see if they are spangle or opalines. As for sex I would say male, hen, hen, hen. Your three hens should also be opaline as your male is opaline so all his hens have to be opaline. Are they cage or colony bred? Because if they are colony bred any of the males could be the father. The first one looks to be a spangle skyblue dominant pied, the second a green spangle dominant pied and opaline if hen, the third is a yellowface opaline skyblue dominant pied possibly spangle can't really see her wings properly and the last one is a yellowface skyblue spangle opaline. They are all very pretty. Cheers Jenny
  5. Looking good, pics are pretty clear, looks like you have a red eyed baby there. Hope things keep going well. Cheers Jenny
  6. Hi Ozzie looks like he might be a dark green greywing spangle but that is a guess and it depends on his parents, the colours will change a bit as he moults. Cheers Jenny
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    Hi Alice, welcome to the forum. A lot of your questions can be answered by researching the forum, there is a wealth of information from lots of experienced breeders. There is also a post on the necessities of medications and supplements. Some useful meds to have on hand are ivermectin or avimec for scaley face. A good broad spectrum wormer. A good broad spectrum antibiotic like doxycycline if you can get some from a vet, if not triple c is fine for mild infections. Polyaid or something similar for feeding weak birds. An electrolyte like spark for stressed birds. Some hand rearing mix in case of emergency. A spray for mites and lice. A hospital cage or something set up to keep any sick birds separate and warm. A crop needle size 14 I think. And a syringe to put your crop needle on and also to measure doses. As far as supplements go calcium is a must in as many types you can give them. It comes in liquid, powder and also as cuttlefish and hard boiled eggshell. Some use breeding aid mixed through their seed with great success. There is a lot of subjects on what to feed them on the food section. Hope this is what you were wanting. Cheers Jenny
  8. Hi, looks like it's a dark green spangle dominant pied. Cheers Jenny
  9. Hi it is a bit of a tough one the markings do look diluted but the tail feathers are dark but it may be the influence of the violet factor. You may have to see how it moults out. Cheers Jenny
  10. It all comes down to pet or wild type and show type but there are a lot of in betweens. Because the English imports were considered superior to our own show budgies a lot of people call show budgies English. Cheers Jenny
  11. Hi Phoebes all 3 of your albino babies will be girls as genetically they have to be. Ino is a sexed linked mutation so to get males mum would have to be an albino or lutino. Ghost to me also looks like a hen but it is hard to see the true colour of the cere in the photos. Cheers Jenny
  12. Most people don't recommend mirrors as the birds tend to obsess over them and they do get covered in regurgitated food LOL. Cheers Jenny
  13. Hi it actually looks bigger than what the dimensions say but it should be fine for one budgie. As for only having one they adapt quite well and soon become a treasured member of the family who will become his or hers new flock. Cheers Jenny
  14. Hi and welcome, sounds like you are off to a good start. If you are colony breeding be sure to keep an eye on the politics in your aviary in case there are some squabbles they can end quite nasty. Good luck it is such a rewarding hobby. Cheers Jenny
  15. Hi it is hard to be definite from the pictures to me you only seem to have the one male the opaline green. The last bird on the right looks to be a greygreen cinnamon recessive pied and may also be opaline. We could be more accurate with better quality photos. Cheers Jenny
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