- 1 What is an exhibition bird?
- 2 What makes an exhibition budgie?
- 3 What is a rainbow budgie?
- 4 What is an English budgie?
- 5 What is a fancy budgie?
- 6 Do English budgies like to play?
- 7 What’s the difference between a budgie and an English budgie?
- 8 What is the rarest budgie color?
- 9 Can you get a black budgie?
- 10 What is the rarest budgie?
- 11 How many years do budgies live?
- 12 Why do English budgies have a shorter lifespan?
What is an exhibition bird?
Exhibition poultry are birds raised and kept for show purposes. They are birds recognized by the American Poultry Association in their American Standard of Perfection and by the American Bantam Association in their Standard.
What makes an exhibition budgie?
Budgies bred for shows and exhibitions are often referred to as English Budgies (see Budgie Varieties, above). In general, the birds are at the large end of the budgie scale, often with emphasis on feather features such as crests or tufts.
What is a rainbow budgie?
Rainbow is a combination mutation of a blue based budgie, opaline, clearwing (or fullbody greywing) and one of the yellowface mutations. Body Color: Sky, cobalt or mauve blue with full body color (10% or less dilution) depending on the specific dark factors.
What is an English budgie?
English Budgerigars, or budgies, are sometimes referred to as “show or exhibition budgerigars”. They are stouter than the “American Budgerigar”, which is also known by the common name of “parakeet”. Both are larger than wild budgerigars – twice as large in the case of the English race.
What is a fancy budgie?
Fancy budgies is a term invented by pet stores so they can charge more for the birds. It’s basiclly for mutations other than standard green and blue.
Do English budgies like to play?
So, if a quiet and less noisy bird is what you search for on your quest, English budgies are just your type. Plus, they go along pretty fine with a family with kids or first timers. More so, they have a greater tendency to swing, hop and play around bobbing their heads than to fly.
What’s the difference between a budgie and an English budgie?
The American Budgie, also called the Australian Budgie, tends to be quite small in size but they can also be loud and vocal in their home. In contrast, the English Budgie, which is also called the Show Budgie or Exhibition Budgie is much larger but doesn’t usually vocalize as often or as loudly.
What is the rarest budgie color?
Anthracite parakeets, a dark charcoal grey color, is one of the rarest colors for a parakeet. Other rare colors can be rainbow, clearwing, and lacewing parakeets. These rare colors are caused by genetic mutations, so a rare color can become more and more common over time.
Can you get a black budgie?
To create as black a budgie as possible, selectively breed the darkest most heavily marked birds you have. You can only know if you give it a go.
What is the rarest budgie?
The rarest budgie is probably the half sider, although it is not a mutation just a birth defect, it is NOT genetic. The rarest genetic mutation is probably blackface. Blackface budgies are very rare.
How many years do budgies live?
Female parakeets can make the same budgie noises as males, but they are known to learn words at a slower pace. Some never learn to speak, but younger females have a higher chance of doing it.
Why do English budgies have a shorter lifespan?
English budgies have shorter lifespans than standard budgies due to inbreeding, and usually have lifespans of 15 to 21 years. Some common ailments to watch for are bumblefoot, scaly face and legs, Polyomavirus and French molt. Diet and exercise are key factors in keeping your bird healthy.