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Black Budgies? Do They Exist?

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I saw on another forum where they had pictures of black budgies. They said they were really dark blue that looks black. Does anyone know if they are real and how they are produced?

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yes there are. Two types actually. an anthracite budgie and a blackface.

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Can they be produced by breeding or are they just lucky mutations?

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Neither are a FULLY black budgie.

Anthracite is a grey and the blackface have the markings in the mask and dody.

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I am trying to breed my own black budgies :P:D

This hen coloured up like this after her first moult...............and she is moulting again.

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Her name is MUDDY :hap:

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:D good one Kaz. I have heard stories of that flecking moulting back out later on.

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:D good one Kaz. I have heard stories of that flecking moulting back out later on.

 

We live in hope :hap: meanwhile she is an unattractive freckly girl...... :P

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I am trying to breed my own black budgies :P:D

This hen coloured up like this after her first moult...............and she is moulting again.

AAAJUNE195.jpg

 

Her name is MUDDY :hap:

 

Awwww she looks like she is an outcast..:(

 

But very funny kaz..:(Laughing out loud):

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I am trying to breed my own black budgies :(:D

This hen coloured up like this after her first moult...............and she is moulting again.

AAAJUNE195.jpg

 

Her name is MUDDY :hap:

 

Awwww she looks like she is an outcast..:)

 

But very funny kaz..:P

She may need a sight- impaired cock bird ....I will look out for one with a white cane :D

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I am trying to breed my own black budgies :) :grbud:

This hen coloured up like this after her first moult...............and she is moulting again.

AAAJUNE195.jpg

 

Her name is MUDDY ;)

 

Your not the only one Kaz, looks like we have similar ideas. Looks like your ahead of me. :P

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Yes Marlony, there are sort of two types of Black Budgie, the anthracite & the black faced ones, neither of which I think are available in Australia. The Anthracite is a definite mutation, that must just happen or you get some stock from someone, where as the Black Face maybe can be bred via selection.

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Kaz, I think she's fascinating. All you stereotypical types knocking her "looks" ought to be ashamed of yourselves :P

 

I had a black Gouldian once. Looked like a normal juvenile, but every moult, he got more and more black feathers until he was completely black all over! Unfortunately, he never bred, and was not as hardy as the normally marked birds and had to be kept inside. Which made me wonder if it was some sort of deficiency or problem in his biological make-up.

 

Those "black face" budgies are quite fascinating thou. Almost look like an entirely different species!

 

Good luck with "Muddy"!

 

Cheers,

KathyW.

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