Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Twinzy, the "One of a Kind" Budgerigar

Hello all,

Last week, I was browsing through some budgie pictures, when I suddenly found something amazing. The budgerigar you see below is a striking example (and as far as I know, the only one) of the extremely rare "half sider" mutation.

Photo © Rudy's Pet Supply

As you can see, Twinzy has the characteristics of a blue budgie on one side, and a green budgie on the other. Even his tail feathers are split into two colors! Twinzy currently lives in Rudy's Pet Supply in Oklahoma City.

Photo © Rudy's Pet Supply

There's also a video, in which you can see Twinzy in full action. The narrator reveals a bit more about the origin of the mutation as well. Look at the mirror, it's amazing how you can see both sides of Twinzy at the same time!

6 comments:

  1. That's amazing! I hope he doesn't become a supervillain now o_O

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  2. Wow, I've been in that store, a long time ago, guess he was not there, then. What a fantastic looking bird.

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  3. I've never seen chimerism in budgies before, amazing!

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  4. Not one of a kind anymore...
    Check this out:

    https://instagram.com/p/0pV1mRmvvM/

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