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The bubs have fledged + a new addition [pics]

The four baby budgies are fully weaned and have fledged beautifully. They all have names now too. Qwerty (as he has now been named) has gone to live with a good friend and I had kept the 3 younger bubs. Here's a photo of each!

Here's Qwerty in his new home



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My 3 got their names from their features now meet the next bub







The parent birds gave me no choice. They irritated me a bit, but I now have another gorgeous baby who I will be keeping. If it's a girl I will call her Ellie (her grandma was Elle and she's a spitting image) and if a boy, Eli. He/she is actually being fostered by another pair
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they are all very cute and pretty

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What beautiful budgies. The baby is sooo cute.

I was under the impression that little budgies are like piranhas , is there to holding them without getting bit? Or do they only bite you if you're trying to hand feed and they are too excited?

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What beautiful budgies. The baby is sooo cute.

I was under the impression that little budgies are like piranhas , is there to holding them without getting bit? Or do they only bite you if you're trying to hand feed and they are too excited?
I hand fed a couple of clutches last year and boy did they chomp me a lot! But the parent raised birds don't bite at all

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It's a girl!!..lol if your hen is not ino, then for some odd genetic quirk... All ino chicks are girls by default! A hen also cannot be split ino... She either is or isn't, males can be split... Weird eh?
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So we have an Ellie ? Yay!
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It's a girl!!..lol if your hen is not ino, then for some odd genetic quirk... All ino chicks are girls by default! A hen also cannot be split ino... She either is or isn't, males can be split... Weird eh?
It's because the ino is sex-linked (see my other post https://www.talkparrots.com/showpost....4&postcount=33) and the ino is carried on the Z gene.

The ino is recessive (needs two copies to be expressed). Therefore a male can be ZiZi (lutino) or ZiZ (split to ino).

The female can only be ZiW (lutino) or ZW (not lutino)

That means that your male is split to ino (ZiZ) and since he contributes either a Zi or Z gene to each of his daughters, there is a 50/50 chance of having a lutino daughter (but all the lutino's ARE female because the mom can only contribute a Z to her sons, therefore none of the males are going to have the double copies of the ino mutation (ZiZi) necessary to express the ino in the male.

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It's because the ino is sex-linked (see my other post https://www.talkparrots.com/showpost....4&postcount=33) and the ino is carried on the Z gene.

The ino is recessive (needs two copies to be expressed). Therefore a male can be ZiZi (lutino) or ZiZ (split to ino).

The female can only be ZiW (lutino) or ZW (not lutino)

That means that your male is split to ino (ZiZ) and since he contributes either a Zi or Z gene to each of his daughters, there is a 50/50 chance of having a lutino daughter (but all the lutino's ARE female because the mom can only contribute a Z to her sons, therefore none of the males are going to have the double copies of the ino mutation (ZiZi) necessary to express the ino in the male.
Ummm, yeah... That's what I meant....lol
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They are awesome. Especially I like the colors of Saffron and Tweak.
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