From Left To Right (1-2) Light Green, SF Violet, Normal (2-3) Light Green, DF Violet, SF Spangle
From Left To Right (1-2) Dark Green, SF Violet, Opaline (4-5) Dark Green, DF Violet, Clearwing
From Left To Right- (1-2) Olive Green, SF Violet, Opaline (3-4) Olive Green, DF Violet, SF Spangle
Effect Of This Color Adding Factor On Body: Violet can be hard to detect in some green budgies, usually looking like the bird just has a dark factor if anything. Most often the easiest places to see a visual difference is around the leg and vent feathers which can have a violet blue tinge to them. Cheek Patches: Deep Violet Main Tail Feathers: Deep blue
Commonly Mistaken For: Many violet light green budgies are mistaken for dark green, and many dark green violets for olives because the violet gene darkens and intensifies the body color.
Identification Problems: Sometimes the only way to be sure if a green is carrying a violet factor is to breed it to a blue so the violet can be seen clearly. If the green bird is split for blue you will get about 50% blues, if the green is not split for blue a second breeding of the chicks to blue mates will be needed to produce blue chicks so that the violet (or lack there of) can be seen.
Similar Color In Green Split Blue Chicks: Green chicks that are split for blue before their first molt will have a similar blue tinge around the vent and legs, regardless of being violet or not, which often goes away after they molt. Look for the tinge after the first molt when trying to determine if the bird is actually a violet green in these cases.