Domesticated budgies are bigger than their wild ancestors from Australia... and English budgies are even bigger! Some people think they're not a pretty sight, but they used to be very famous once - and I think they deserve just us much love and care as other birds.
English budgies are mostly bred for shows or exhibitions. During the years, some body proportions gained importance among breeders. The shape of the English budgie is what became the ideal in the UK, hence the name. They are about one budgie-head taller than wild budgerigars, and they look more stout because they weigh 50g (other budgies weigh 30-40 g). They have a huge head and lots of throat spots. Nevertheless, they still belong to the same species all budgies belong to: Melopsitaccus undulatus.