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Please post a picture of your opaline budgies here so that others can learn about the mutation. Include name, sex, colour, and other mutations (if any).

 

Name: Puddin'

Sex: Female

Colour: Cobalt

Other mutations: n/a

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Star

Female

Colour: Blue

Other mutations: Yellowface II

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Daffodil

Female

Dark Green

Other mutation: clearflight pied

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Guest eterri

Name: Phizzy

Sex: Female

Other Mutations: N/A

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Name: Akala

Sex: Female

Cobalt Opaline

Other Mutations: greywing

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Name: Bubble

Sex: Female

Violet Opaline

Other Mutations: cinnamon

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Name: Razzo

Sex: Female

Violet Opaline

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Name: Tirikke

Sex: Female

Skyblue Opaline

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Name: Spongebob

Sex: Male

Skyblue Opaline

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The twins

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I have many more....two violet opalines, a cinnamon green opaline, a grey green opaline....and much, much more.... :D

Edited by budgiebird

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Name: Boidie

Sex: Male

Color: Blue

Other Mutations: Dominant Pied

 

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Name: Rocky

Sex: Male:

Color: (BLUE) Grey

Other Mutations: Greywing, YF Type 2

 

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Name:Tootie-fruity

Sex: Female

Colour: Yellowface type 2 blue

Other Muations: Texas Clearbody

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Edited by Nerwen

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Name: Bobby

Sex: Male

Colour: Skyblue Opaline

Other mutations: None other than excessive moulting... :D

 

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Couldn't decide which picture I liked best!

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Ooh greedy Budgiebird - can I have one of the twins??? :fear

 

edited to fix picture - other one was a bit blurry!

Edited by Riebie

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Guest jeljb

This is my new addition

Name Ocean

Colour Violet or cobalt

Other Mutation none

 

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Edited by Nerwen

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How I missed this one, I'll never know!

 

Name: Blueberry

Sex: Female

Color: Violet

Other Mutation: Clearflight Pied

 

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Name: Patches

Sex: Female

Color: Cobalt

Other Mutation: Clearflight Dilute Pied

 

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Name: Blossom

Sex: Female

Color: Skyblue

Other Mutation: Type 2 yellowface Greywing

 

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Name: Mystery

Sex: Female

Color: Skyblue

Other Mutation: Type 2 yellowface Greywing

 

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Name: Sky

Sex: Female

Color: Skyblue

Other Mutation: Clearflight Pied

 

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Name: Rainbow

Sex: Male

Color: Mauve

Other Mutation: Type 2 Goldenface Clearflight Dilute Pied

 

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Name: Reepicheap

Sex: female

Colour: Yellowface

Other Mutations: Yellowface type 2

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Edited by Nerwen

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Name: Jingles

Sex: male

Other Mutations: yellow face II

 

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Name : Claire

Sex: Female

Other Mutations: Dilute

 

the one on the left , color blue is Claire .

 

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An opaline does not have the normal stripes on the back between the wings. Where the stripes normally are, is only the body color of the bird. This gives the distinct appearance of a "V" shape when viewed from behind. It is difficult to find a "clean" opaline. Also, the color of the edges of the shell marking feathers on the wings will be the base color of the bird, and not the head color, which is usually the case. Opaline also changes the barring on the head of the bird, so that instead of showing up in evenly spaced rows as a normal budgie, they come in looking "off center", and not marked as well. Reverse barring is a good term Dingo. The barring is also not as dark as is normal.

 

The best opaline I had was Mystery, she had the cleanest back with almost no barring between her wings at all. this picture is a bit dark, but you can clearly see her back and the "V" shape everyone describes. You can't see as well, but the feathers on her wings are edged in the body color and not yellow, which is her head color.

 

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Here is the one from above, it shows the coloring of her wings a little better.

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Here is a picture of the normal barring on a budgie, compared with the barring on an opaline. I have used Blueberry as an example of an opaline, as the black markings on her wings are of normal intensity, so you can tell how much the opaline gene lightens the barred feathers on the head. You can also see how the barred feathers do not form even lines on the head, like they do in a normally marked bird. Both of these birds have head spots of about the same size.

 

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I hope that helps.

Edited by Rainbow

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I dont get what oplaline is. how can you tell if your bird is opaline?

 

 

This I think is a good example of an opaline. these pics are of my new baby 5 1/2 weeks old my partner reckons she has the best V he has seen in 7 years or more, I don' realy know about that, but I do know it is good and it is going to be a nice size show bird as she is showing good quality now, her over nest mates are 1 light green very nice and 2 other opalines just like this one with perfect V's also but they are a bit smaller because their mother feather plucked them raw for a few days, and I think it might of stunted their grow, but they seem to be catching up.

 

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Name: Tiki

Sex: Male

Colour: Sky

Other mutations: n/a

 

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Name: Kiwi

Sex: Female

Colour: Green

Other mutations: n/a

 

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These are my opalines

Name: Kito (2nd from the right

Sex: female

Colour: cobalt

Other mutations: spangle, yellowface type 2

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Name: Nikio

Sex: Female

Colour: Violet

Other mutations: n/a

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Name: Bacardi

Sex: female

Colour: Violet

Other mutations: Cinnamon, spangle, yellowface type 2

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Name: Bing

Sex: Male

Colour: Blue

Other Mutations: Yellowface type 2

 

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Name: n/a

Sex: Hen

Mutation: light green opaline

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Name: n/a

Sex" Hen

Mutation: grey opaline

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i have one

her name is crystal

and she is also a spangle

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Grey opaline

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