Birds--General/budgies

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We have a male white budgie and a female multicolored budgie.  Any thoughts on what color of babies they might have.

Answer
It's complicated. If the male is a true albino, he has two genes for albino. What colors the babies are really depends on the female's genes. If she has one albino gene, they can produce some albinos. If she has no albino genes they will probably just produce multicolored budgies.  

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Roger Lederer

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Any and all questions about WILD birds - not caged, domestic or poultry. Can answer questions about identification, taxonomy, behavior, courtship, plumage, flight, or anything else. Wild birds only, please.

Experience

Taught ornithology (the study of birds) at the university level for 30 years. Have written five books on birds, published 30 scientific articles, write a blog on birds, have the website www.ornithology.com, lectured to hundreds of groups on birds,and have traveled to 90 countries studying birds.

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A variety of ornithological and conservation organizations.

Publications
Real Simple Magazine, Enterprise-Record, and several ornithological and ecological journals.

Education/Credentials
PhD in Zoology with emphasis in ornithology.

Awards and Honors
Professional Achievement Award, Jack Rawlins Chair of Environmental Literach.

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