Hello there! Peaches is my 4 month old budgie. (Fun fact, he can wheek like a guinea pig) Unfortunately I've come across with a dilemma. I have no idea whether he is a double factor spangle or a dark-eyed clear or ino. This is because he's 4 months old and his cere is lo and behold, pink. Unfortunately, I dont know if it's too early to tell?
eyes: Depends on lighting. Natural lighting, the rim around his iris is black, and the centre is a plum red. Sometimes if I inspect carefully there is a dark dark grey ring.
Tail: pale yellow
Cheek patch: white
his breast is light yellow, peach colour with blue tint. he has a blue tinge ring near his neck, like a double factor spangle.
yeah.. Can someone tell me if it's too early to tell or is it because he's a ino or a double factor spangle.
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From the photo you have posted, I would say your little friend is a white based yellow face dark-eyed clear budgie.
The eye looks black in colour to me and the developing irises on Ino budgies (albino, lutino) have a distinguishable colour, it's pinkish mingled with white.
Under a certain light, it's possible to see the very dark iris on dark-eyed clears and recessive pied budgies.
It's also normal to see a faint blue tinge on the body feathers depending on the lighting and this is something not exclusively seen on white based double factor spangle budgies.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
I just want to say your little Peaches is absolutely adorable!!
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