Budgerigar

Types of Budgies

Budgerigars are a member of the small parrot family, which is the most preferred pet bird species in the world. Both its closeness to humans and its ease of feeding, its colors and diversity have become the reasons why people prefer it.

All Budgerigar Species Characteristics and Colors

1. Normal Light Green Budgerigar

General Body Color: Body color should be light green.

Mask: The face should be completely yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / blue in males.

Eyes: Black with white ring.

cheek patches: violet

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue

Feet and legs: Blue/ Gray

2. Albino – Straight White Budgies with Red Eyes

General Body Color: Body color should be white and unblemished.

Mask: The face is completely clean and has no markings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / pink in males.

Eyes: Must be red with white ring

Cheek patches: White

Primary tail feathers: White

Feet and legs: Pink

3. Dominant Pieced Budgerigars

General Body Color: The trunk is the main body color, irregularly covered with spots. The body is a maximum of 50% of the color space.

Mask:The face can be white or yellow. The forehead, the crown should be clear and unblemished. Its spots should start after the top. The spots should be six evenly spaced white, yellow or black.

Head Patch:The back of the head changes according to body color.

Markings: Wing tips should be clearly white, yellowish-white or yellow. Wings may have a grizzled appearance. There are irregular blacks on the back patterns and on the back of the body. These blacks should not be on the trunk.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose):It should be brown in females / pink, blue in males or a mixture of both.

Eyes: Must be black with white ring

Cheek patches: Violet / Gray tones

Primary tail feathers: May be yellow, white, dark blue or a mixture of these.

Feet and legs: May be blue, gray mottled, plump pink, or a mixture of these.

4. Recessive Partial Budgerigars

Beak: Orange colored

Eyes: Black with pale white ring

General Body Color: The trunk is the main body color, irregularly covered with spots. The pattern distribution of the body on a white or yellow background should be 10% to 20% of random spots.

Mask: The face can be white or yellow. The forehead, crown, may be clear, unblemished or blotchy. The spots may be six evenly spaced black, white, or yellow. It can be spotless.

Head Patch:The back of the head changes according to body color.

Markings: Wing tips should be clearly white, yellowish-white or yellow. The wing and ridge pattern distribution should be 10% to 20% black wavy or black dotted on a yellow or white background.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / pink in males.

Primary tail feathers: Yellow, white

Feet and legs: should be pink.

Cheek patches: Violet/Blue tones

5. Normal Blue – Sky Blue Budgies

Body Color: Body color should be sky blue.

Mask: The face should be completely white, the forehead, the crown should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: The tread pattern should be black with a white edge. Body color should not overflow the wings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / blue in males.

Eyes: Must be black with white ring

Cheek patches: Violet

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray

6. Plain Yellow and White Budgies(Double factor spangle black eyes)

Body Color: Body color should be either completely white or completely yellow.

Mask: The face is completely clean, no markings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / blue in males.

Eyes: Must be black with white ring

Cheek patches: Silvery white

Primary tail feathers: White (yellowish white is considered)

Feet and legs: May be blue, gray, pink, or a combination of both.

7. Gray Wing Budgies

Body Color: The body should be 50% lighter than all standard colors.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be yellow or black with white edges. Body-colored wings should not protrude.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / blue in males.

Eyes: Must be black with white ring

Cheek patches: Silvery white

Primary tail feathers: Gray or bluish

Feet and legs: should be spotted with blue and gray.

8. Red Eyed Dark Wing Budgerigars

Primary tail feathers:Brown / Bluish
Body Color: The body should be in light tones of all colors and should be faint. They are more matte colors than opals.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced brown.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be pale brown on body ground colour.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): It should be brown in females / pink in males.

Eyes: May be red, dark red, with or without white rings.

Cheek patches: Violet, gray and its shades

Feet and legs:Pinkish / Bluish

9. Normal Gray Budgies

Body Color: Body color should be gray.

Mask: The face should be completely white. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: The tread pattern should be black with a white edge. Body color should not overflow the wings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring

Cheek patches: Gray

Primary tail feathers: Black

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray
Note: There are also light, medium and dark shades of gray.

10. Gray Green and Olive Budgerigars

Body Color: Body color should be olive green, gray green (dark green).

Mask:The face should be completely yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be black with yellow edges. Body color should not overflow the wings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring

Cheek patches: Violet / Gray

Primary tail feathers: Dark Blue / Black

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray
Note: It can be in the category of gray greens and olive greens / Normal Gray – Green Olives.

11. Lutino – Red Eyed (Straight Yellow) Budgies

Body Color:Body color should be completely yellow and unblemished.

Mask: The face is completely clean, no markings.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be black with yellow edges. Body color should not overflow the wings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / pink in males

Eyes:They should be red with a white ring.

Cheek patches: White

Primary tail feathers: White (yellowish white is considered)

Feet and legs: Pink

12. Blue Green – Standard Black Eyed Monochrome Budgies

Body Color: Body color should be standard blue and green.

Mask: The face should be completely yellow in greens and white in blues. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: The tread pattern should be black with white edges. Body color should not overflow the wings.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: Violet

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray
Note: Body should be darker than light green / Sky blue.

13. Opaline Budgies

Body Color: Body color can be light green, standard green, light blue and standard blue.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Signs: Back and wing patterns should be black on body ground color, iridescent and symmetrical. The dorsal wing pattern should be V-shaped.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: Violet and its shades

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue and black

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray

14. Pastel Lovebirds

Body Color: Body color can be olive green, gray green, dark blue or fri. They are more matte colors than opals.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. It should not be shiny. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be black and symmetrical on body ground color. The dorsal wing pattern should be V-shaped.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: Gray and its shades

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue and black

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray

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Body Color: Body color can be yellow or white.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Signs:Back and wing patterns should be cinnamon on body ground color.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / pink in males

Eyes:They should be red with a white ring.

Cheek patches: They should be pale purple.

Primary tail feathers: At least one edge is yellow or white, cinnamon and pale brown

Feet and legs: Pink

16. Scaly Spangle Budgies

Body Color: Body color can be green, blue, gray, and shades.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Signs:Back and wing patterns should be cinnamon on body ground color.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / pink in males

Eyes:They should be red with a white ring.

Cheek patches: They should be pale purple.

Primary tail feathers: At least one edge is yellow or white, cinnamon and pale brown

Feet and legs: Pink

17. Cinnamon Wing(Cinnamon) Budgies

Body Color: The body should be 50% lighter than all standard colors.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Marks: Back and wing patterns should be finished in cinnamon color on the body ground color.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: Violet and blue tones

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue or brownish

Feet and legs:Blue and gray mottled

18. Yellow-Faced Budgerigars

Body Color: Body color can be blue, gray and its shades.

Mask: The face may be completely yellow or yellowish-white. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be black with yellow edges.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: Violet and its shades

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue / black

Feet and legs: Blue / gray

19. Clean Wing Budgerigars

Body Color: All body colors are vibrant and bright tones and there is hardly any gray color. It has a clean appearance.

Mask: Spots, six evenly spaced faint black, grayish or absent.

Markings:Little or no wing patterns.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / pink in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: May be purple, blue, or gray.

Primary tail feathers: May be white, yellowish-white or blue.

Feet and legs: May be blue, gray or pink.

20. Faint Body – Clean Body Budgerigars

Body Color:The body should be pale in all colours. They are more matte colors than opals.

Mask: The face should be completely white or yellow. The forehead should be clear, clean and unblemished. The spots should be six evenly spaced black.

Markings: Back and wing patterns should be black on body ground color.

Cere (Can be defined as the nose): Brown in females / blue in males

Eyes: Black with white ring.

Cheek patches: Violet, shades of gray

Primary tail feathers: Dark blue / Black

Feet and legs: Blue / Gray

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