Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgies [Breeding, Mutation]

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Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese, japones) budgies have appeared in the 1960s in Japan.

The “Hagoromo” is the name of a feathered kimono that belongs to a spiritual being in Japanese Buddhism called Tennin.

Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
A divine kind of spiritual beings found in Japanese Buddhism—Wikipedia (Image source: Wikipedia)

Hagoromo budgie’s name, inspired from the Tennin’s kimono. Tennin’s kimono has feathers back on it.

What is hagoromo budgie and what exactly do look like?

Hagoromo budgies have feathers like flowers on their back (generally 18 feathers look like petals in different directions), back frills between the flowers, and crests on their heads that give them a stunning appearance.

Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgies

After the first appearance of hagoromo budgies, the mutation has got different varieties with human selective breeding technics.

Breeders got different varieties with cross-breeding along the time.

In the different varieties, some budgies have no flowers but have crests on their heads and back frills on their backs.

In other breeding results, breeders got budgies that have no flowers on their back but have back frills on their back.

These two examples of breeding results are counted as successful hagoromo budgie breeding.

Hagoromo budgies have different names like flower-like frills, rose-like frills. Budgie fanciers continuously create new names to define new varieties that look different, even they are slightly different.

Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
A baby (chick) Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie (Image source: 49w.us)
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie (Image source: 49w.us)

How to spot a hagoromo budgie?

Hagoromo budgies are the most easily recognizable budgie mutations.

Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgies

The flower-like back feathers, back-frilled feathers, and crested head feathers give the hagoromo budgies a unique look.

In the budgie world, some mutations and variations are hard to recognize at first look. You need to look closer to understand which mutations and variations a budgie has.

But, like crested budgie mutations, hagoromo budgie mutation is an easy-recognizable budgie mutation.

How first hagoromo budgies produced?

First hagoromo budgies are produced from budgies that have a special budgie mutation called crested budgie mutation.

Crested budgie mutation is a naturally occurring mutation that occurs without human touch. But, for the development of the mutation, human effort is needed.

Crested budgie mutation is a budgie mutation that gives budgies excessive head feathers called crest.

Excessive head feathers give that mutation a unique look like hagoromo budgies. Any human can recognize a budgie that has a crested budgie mutation at first look without any knowledge.

Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Crested budgies from which Hagoromo budgies are bred. You can see the characteristic feathers on the top of their heads.

How to produce a hagoromo budgie?

Hagoromo budgies have origin from crested budgies and budgie breeders have made this special mutation very common.

Budgie breeders can produce different sized and shaped back frilled budgie mutations with cross-breeding technics.

If parent visual hagoromo and double factor budgies chicks may be hagoromo chicks.

If a double factor hagoromo budgie is paired with a normal budgie, chicks can be visually hagoromo budgies.

Here are some other possibilities to produce a hagoromo budgie:

Parent 1Parent 2Expectation
Hagoromo maleRed-eye female50% Hagoromo split red-eye male chicks and 50% hagoromo chicks
Red-eye maleHagoromo female50% Hagoromo Split red-eye males 50% red-eye females
Hagoromo split red-eye maleHagoromo female25% Hagoromo Males 25% hagoromo Split red-eye males 25% hagoromo females 25% red-eye females
Hagoromo split red-eye maleRed-eye female25% Hagoromo split red-eye males 25% red-eye males 25% hagoromo females 25% red-eye females
Hagoromo split red-eye male
Normal budgie25% Normal split Hagoromo males
25% normal split red-eye males
25% hagoromo females
25% red-eye females
Normal split hagoromo MaleRed-eye female25% Hagoromo split red-eye males 25% normal males 25% hagoromo females 25% normal females
Normal split red-eye male X Hagoromo female25% Hagoromo split red-eye males 25% normal split hagoromo males 25% red-eye females 25% normal females
Hagoromo budgie breeding expectations table

Chicks must have double factor gene

A hagoromo budgie needs to be a double factor gene to become a hagoromo budgie.

If a budgie has a single factor hagoromo gene, the bird will not have back feathers or the bird will have low-quality feathers on its back.

Hagoromo budgies originally come from the crested budgies.

In the internet world, it is usual to see budgies have crested mutations and have flower-like, back-frilled feather mutations at the same time.

Crested and back frilled gene mutations have successor predecessor relationships between them.

Hagoromo budgie photos and videos

Here are some photos of hagoromo budgies from all over the world.

Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie (Image credit: chippewaacres.com)
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie chick
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie [Breeding, Mutation]
Hagoromo (helicopter, Japanese) budgie
Hagoromo budgies that have other mutations like texas (Video credit: Sercan Godollar)