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What Does A Sky Violet Look Like?

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Could someone please post a picture of a sky violet as i am looking to get one to breed to my violet, so photos please :)

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Any one have a picture??

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Any one have a picture??

 

Here is my sky violet taken with a flash. The color looks like something between cobalt and skyblue.

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Here is one with yellowface.

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Edited by Ailes

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This fella is a sky violet 085-5.jpg

 

sky violets can be mistaken for cobalts. If you take a close look at a bird like this one you can see two blue layers of colour. If you imagine a skyblue birds with a sheer covering of purple it creates the colour we see called sky violet. A cobalt is more even blue. A sky violet looks to be two shades of colour on the one bird.

 

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Kaz do the cheek patches show violet if they carry it and more blue if they dont?

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Kaz: aren't those sky df violets?

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Kaz do the cheek patches show violet if they carry it and more blue if they dont?

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Kaz: aren't those sky df violets?

No

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I am hoping that by posting some pictures for you I can show the difference between violets and sky violets and cobalts. Sometimes blues dont show well on our monitors, so I hope they show a difference here. Very often a budgie seen to be cobalt, may actually be a sky violet but to an untrained eye the average person not experienced in sky violets sees only a cobalt budgie. The difference is is a violet hue around the neck and shoulder area and also the intensity of body colour surpasses the average cobalt. If you can imagine a skyblue budgie with a wash of violet colour over top of the skyblue, then you can almost acchieve in your minds eye the colour you would see if looking at a sky violet. In a sky violet budgie you will see a blend or a coming together of two colours...there is depth to the feather colour and an intensity not evident on a cobalt.

Here is a violet budgie (quite purple looking )

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Here is a sky violet budgie ( shows a purple flash up around the neck/shoulder area and two shades of blues on body feathering )

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and another sky violet ( with YF and dom pied ) ( purple flash near shoulder area and two shades of blues on body feathering )

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This YF opaline sky violet hen also show a small area of violet around the neck/shoulder area and two shades of blues on body feathering

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and here is two cobalt budgies.......note the one solid blue colour.

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Edited by **KAZ**

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Sorry, that I'm bothering again, but I'm interested in knowing the differences between Sf and Df sky violets.

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im sorry kaz but i have to disagree on the violet colour flash on sky violets neak shoulders any blue budgie can show this in a violet colour

its not a sure sign of it being a violet carrying bird

to truly tell if a bird is sky violet or cobalt its in the wing colours and tail feather which is different in a cobalt to a sky violet

a sky violet has a very noticeable turquoise running along both edges of main tail flight and on wings the flights also look turquoise as aposed to a normal cobalt not carrying violet

can not rely on the violet huge some birds carry its just tail

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Thanks for all your help and sorry for not replying i only seen that someone posted today thank you all

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im sorry kaz but i have to disagree on the violet colour flash on sky violets neak shoulders any blue budgie can show this in a violet colour

its not a sure sign of it being a violet carrying bird

to truly tell if a bird is sky violet or cobalt its in the wing colours and tail feather which is different in a cobalt to a sky violet

a sky violet has a very noticeable turquoise running along both edges of main tail flight and on wings the flights also look turquoise as aposed to a normal cobalt not carrying violet

can not rely on the violet huge some birds carry its just tail

 

 

I dont use that alone as a sign GB...........it was an additional sign in some cases....to post these birds I took it all out of an old topic. ..........the sign of sky violet to me is the two shades I see on the body. Hard to describe but I do know exactly when I have a sky violet over a cobalt

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I currently have three sky violets. The father is goldenface with a lot of suffusion so his sky violet colour is really only obvious around his vent and on his tail. His two babies are goldenface cinnamon and they are a definite light lavender colour on the lower part of their bodies. It may be that the violet colouring is only obvious in them because of the lightening effect of the cinnamon. The mother of the babies is a cinnamon skyblue.

 

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This was taken in natural sunlight. It's hard to capture the exact colour with the camera.

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