Violet Parakeetor

Violet Parakeetor

Violet Parakeet

The World Budgerigar Organisation divides the possible combinations into what they refer to as blue factors and green factors. Within each of these categories, there are variations in the intensity and visual appearance of the violet mutation. These range from a single violet factor to a more intense double factor which produces the birds most recognized as purple.The purple parakeet is a color mutation achieved through purposeful breeding. Certain genes are prioritized to produce specific color variations. Purple or violet budgerigars are quite rare and difficult to produce. The personality, temperament, and care of a purple parakeet are the same as for all other colors of thee birds.


SF violet skyblues have a body colour ranging from dark skyblue to medium cobalt. Most look rather like pale cobalts. The colour of the tail and flight feathers are the most reliable distinguishing features. Cobalts have navy blue tails throughout their length, while Violet Skyblues have tails, which shade to turquoise at the quill end. The flight feathers of Cobalts are dark blue, those of violet skyblues have a glossy turquoise iridescence rather like those of skyblues but slightly darker.SF violet light greens have contour features similar in shade to a dark green, but the faint ribbing present in the body feathers of a dark green is lacking, giving the feathers of the violet light greens a more satin-like finish. The tail feathers are paler than the navy blue of the dark green, rather like those of the light green, particularly near the quill end, and violet light greens lack the dark blue colour present in the flight feathers of dark greens.

he gave full details of his violet birds, remarking that earlier birds he had seen which were bred in Germany in the late 1920s and marketed as violets were little different from normal Cobalts and lost their violet colour with age. His first true violet, mentioned above, was bred from an apparent dark green/blue cock obtained from a friend and a cobalt hen. This dark Green/blue cock was "very heavily suffused with blue (cobalt)". Presumably, it was in fact a SF Violet Light Green/blue. Slate - this is a less common colour so you are not likely to come across it unless you are hunting for it. It has a similar effect to violet, a darkening and enriching effect, but rather than a violet hue, it produces a blue/grey slate shade. It can be present on any colour bird, however it really only visual on the blue birds, and is most obvious when on a skyblue bird. When combined with grey it produces a nice, very dark bird. There are a couple of slate pictures on the right, a slate violet chick and a slate skyblue cock. (Source: www.budgie-info.com)


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