Creamino budgie refers to a blue series budgie that has ino mutation and one of yellowface and goldenface mutations. In other words, a creamino budgie is an albino budgie with any of the yellowface or goldenface mutations.
Albino budgies have ino mutations, and the ino gene masks almost all mutations. As an exception, the ino gene cannot completely mask the yellowface, goldenface, and cinnamon gene mutations.
As a result, a creamino budgie results from the ino gene’s inability to mask yellowface and goldenface mutations.
Creamino Budgies Visual Appearance?
Cream budgies can have different shades of cream and yellow colors. Different shades of yellow are determined by the yellowface I, yellowface II, and goldenface mutations.
The characteristic features of cream budgies are shown in the table below.
|Body color||Between light yellow and dark yellow|
|Mask||Yellow color shades of the mask are determined by yellowface and goldenface mutations|
|Throat spots||No throat spots|
|Cere||Pink and purple in males, white and light blue in females|
|Eyes||Red, ruby red with iris rings|
|Primary wing flights||Between light yellow and dark yellow|
|Primary tail feathers||Between light yellow and dark yellow|
|Feet and legs||Pink, fleshy pink|
Creamino Budgie Breeding
There are strict breeding requirements to obtain creamino budgies. Creamino budgies arise from the coexistence of more than one mutation. Therefore, it is imperative to follow some rules when obtaining creamino budgies.
To produce a creamino budgie, the characteristics of male and female parents must be:
- Both male and female parents should be yellowface I, yellowface II, goldenface, or split for yellowface I, yellowface II, and goldenface.
- Since the ino gene is transferred on the x chromosome, the male parent must carry the ino gene.
- Both male and female parents must be blue-series budgies.
While producing the cream budgie, mutations such as yellowface I, yellowface II, and goldenface are used. The body color of the baby budgie, which varies between light and dark yellow, is determined by these mutations. The Ino mutation does not contribute to the yellow color of the baby bird.
Creamino Budgies Expectation Table and Pairing Results
There is more than one way to get creamino budgies. Some of these ways are easier and some are more difficult.
If you already have creamino budgies, you are very lucky. You can get a creamino budgie chicks without a creamino budgies. For this, you need to pair the birds that have yellowface I, yellowface II, goldenface, and ino mutations using different methods.
|Male Parent||Female Parent||Result|
|Yellowface albino male||Yellowface blue series female||50% of the offspring creamino female|
|Yellowface, goldenface, ino, blue series, or split for all of them||Female creamino budgie||25% of the offspring creamino male|
|Split for yellowface, goldenface, blue series, and ino||Split for yellowface, goldenface, and blue series||25% of the offspring creamino female|
Creamino Budgie Genetics
Creamino budgie genetics are simple. They are an albino budgie with one of the yellowface and goldenface mutations. They have different yellow body color tones due to their yellowface and goldenface mutations.
Yellowface I, Yellowface II, and Goldenface Mutations
Yellowface I, yellowface II, and goldenface mutations are a group of mutations that look similar. To obtain a creamino budgie, these must be found on the parents.
Ino gene mutation is a sex-linked gene transmitted to the next generations via the x chromosome.
How to Tell if a Creamino Budgie is Male or Female?
Creamino budgies can be both male and female. To find out whether the budgie is male or female, we can look at their ceres. If the cere of your adult budgie is between pink and purple, it is male, if it is between light blue and white, it is female.
If your budgie is female, the cere color will change to tan in breeding conditions. However, keep in mind that in some special cases of illness, both male and female budgies may have tan and brown colored ceres.
However, since the cere color has not yet formed in the baby budgies, it is very difficult to determine the gender by looking at the colors. Wrong results are often obtained.
Lutino Budgies Vs. Creamino Budgies
The lutino budgies refer to the yellow series budgies that have the ino gene mutation. Besides, creamino budgies refer to white series budgies that have the ino gene mutation and one of the yellowface I, yellowface II and goldenface gene mutations.
Ino gene mutation has an important place in both budgerigar variations.
Creamino Budgie Eyes
Creamino budgies have red and ruby-red eyes due to the ino gene mutation. The ino mutation removes the pigmentation in the eyes, causing the blood in the eyes of the budgies to appear from the outside.
In this way, the eyes of creamino budgies are blood-colored when viewed from the outside.
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Creamino Budgie Price
Creamino budgies have price tags ranging from $30 to $150 worldwide. Usually, baby and healthy cream budgies have higher price tags.
|US||$40 to $150|
|India||$30 to $100|
|UK||$45 to $150|
We can define creamino budgies as relatively rare budgies. They are rarer than budgie varieties that carry a single mutation since they are a variety formed by the combination of ino gene mutation and one of the yellowface I, yellowface II and goldenface mutations.
Lutino budgies refer to yellow series budgies with the ino gene mutation, while cream budgies refer to white series budgies with the ino gene mutation and one of the yellow face I, yellow face II and golden face gene mutations.