As the popularity of Colour Budgerigars gain momentum it may be useful to revisit the following.
The complete Colour Standards for this breed is the same as the mainstream birds and this can be found on the www.world-budgerigar.org and important details of the breed can also be found on the BS website www.budgerigarsociety.com under “Pictorial Ideal Budgerigars”. The Scale of Points for this breed differs from the mainstream birds and is as follows:
Colour 25 points
Variety Markings 15 points
Mask & Spots 10 points
Condition 20 points
Size & Length 20 points
Position & Shape 10 points
45 Degrees On The Perch
From the Colour Budgerigar Pictorial Standard, you will notice that the position of the bird on the perch is 45 degrees and the Ideal length is between 17 – 18 cm. Spots are evenly spaced and about 2mm in diameter. Condition is absolutely essential, and the colour should be uniform throughout.
The Budgerigar Society, 8 Garvie Brae, Tayport, Fife, DD6 9PR.
Tel 01828 633030